The Toronto Zoo is OPEN all August Long Weekend!
If the summer heat is too "un-bearable" this weekend why not visit
? Our two-acre splash pad is the perfect destination for a hot summer day! After exploring over 5,000 animals, cool off with the kids amongst waterslides, water-spouting animals, waterfalls and tipping buckets!
Splash Island is open daily from 10:30am to 6:00pm and is FREE with admission!
Grab your troop and head to the wildest summer adventure in Toronto! Drop by and see our two adorable giant pandas, Er Shun and Da Mao, the only pair of giant pandas in Canada! Enjoy some close up and personal animal encounters in the
be sure to take in one of our daily
and so much more this long weekend!
Plus, join us on Saturday, August 1st at the Courtyard Stage from 11:00am to 3:00pm for fun interactive meet-and-greets with Olivia the Piglet!
to here to view our Kid-Tastic Character Saturday summer schedule as there is more Kid-Tastic fun to come!
Best of all, they are all
with Zoo admission!
*Events are subject to change without notice
**Costume characters will have to take scheduled breaks throughout the day
Toronto Zoo Volunteer Recruitment is NOW Open!
Lead, learn, and enjoy life as a Toronto Zoo Volunteer. Join our diverse team of active and outgoing adult Volunteers in connecting kids and families to nature, educating and inspiring others, and promoting wildlife conservation. We are now recruiting for the Year-Round Volunteer Program and the winter Panda Ambassador Interpretive Volunteer Program.
For more details and how you can apply today*
Want to hear more from our experts? Join us for an information evening on Tuesday, September 8, 2015. Learn about the fun and interesting Volunteer opportunities that the Zoo has to offer for adults and students through an information presentation and Q&A session. The session is held at the Toronto Zoo and starts at 7:00 pm. Please RSVP by email to
firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, September 4, 2015 to reserve your seat.
*Applications are due Friday, September 18, 2015 and can be submitted via email, mail, or fax.
Saturday, August 1, 2015
11:00am - 4:00pm, Americas Wetlands
Bats are perhaps the most misunderstood animals on Earth yet they play vital roles in many of the planet’s ecosystems. Misconceptions have played a primary role in the persecution of bats.
Come out and learn more about the eight different species of bats we have in Ontario and discover how our furry friends fly, what they like to snack on and what they do when the sun comes up! Stop by our interpretive tables to see cool bat box models and learn how you can build your very own. Find out why four of the eight bat species we have are endangered and what that means for you.
Saturday, August 1, 2015
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Experience the Zoo after dark as we celebrate our 4th annual Bat Night. Learn about the secretive lives of bats from two of Ontario’s leading bat experts and join us afterwards for a short tour where we will identify wild bats using electronic “bat detectors”.
Recommended for ages 5 and up
Cost: $12 per person (including Members)*
* Cost does not include admission to the Zoo or parking
**Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Monday, August 10, 2015
10:00am - 2:00pm, Giant Panda Exhibit
Er Shun, Canada’s only female giant panda, is turning eight years old and we want you to help us celebrate! Join us for some panda birthday activities at the Giant Panda Exhibit. Come out and wish Er Shun a happy “bear-thday” by joining us in a special arts and crafts session or simply drop off a birthday card for our furry, bamboo loving friend. Our panda mascots will also be on hand for a fun birthday themed photo op so bring your camera! Anyone who shares Er Shun's August 10th birthday will receive complimentary admission* that day. Plus, visit our gift shops where you can purchase Er Shun and Da Mao plush pandas at a Buy One Get One 50% off discount this day only! This event is free with admission.
*Must present proof of date of birth to receive complimentary admission. No cash value.
*Subject to change without notice
CURRENT ZOO HOURS:
9:00am to 7:00pm, daily
Last admission's one hour before closing.
The Toronto Zoo is open year round
(except Dec. 25th).
Member Exclusive Early Giant Panda viewing:
8:30am - 9:00am, daily
CURRENT ADMISSION FEES:
General Admission (13-64): $28
Seniors (65+): $23
Children (3-12): $18
Children (2 and under): FREE
Prices include tax as applicable
Parking is $12 year round
For more information, contact Lesley Dean at (416) 392-5939.
Events and admission prices subject to change without notice.
For general information visit
Toronto Zoo is accredited by CAZA (Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums). Look for this logo whenever you visit a Canadian zoo as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things. For more information, visit