2015 Weekly Media Send Outs
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Wildlife Marquee, Discovery Zone
9:30am - 10:00am and 11:30am - 12:00noon
Join us in the unique setting of the Toronto Zoo to flow through a series of poses, matching movement with your breath. This special yoga class is for beginners or intermediate level students and incorporates moving meditation. The focus will be on body awareness and core activation and will incorporate challenging active postures followed by passive restorative postures. The complimentary class is approximately 30 minutes in length and will be taught by a certified yoga instructor from Urban Nirvana studio in Toronto. All are welcome!
to confirm your reservation time and include "yoga" in your subject line. Please bring your own water bottle and yoga mat. We will have extra yoga mats available, but it is first come, first served. This is an indoor event.
*Pre-registration is required. Space is limited.
**All participants will be required to sign a waiver form before they are able to participate.
*** Event is free with Zoo Admission.
BEAT THE HEAT THIS WEEKEND AT
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!
Toronto Zoo Senior's Day - Presented by Compass Group Canada
Monday, September 14, 2015
9:30am - 4:30pm -
FREE Admission For Seniors 65+
Compass Group Canada, the proud food service provider at the Toronto Zoo, presents 2015 Toronto Zoo Senior's Day on Monday, September 14, 2015. On site promotions will include 10% off, at the Zootique and Panda Shops and 50% off Toronto Zoo a One Year Senior Membership*. Seniors can also purchase, at Peacock Café, a sandwich and a small coffee or tea for only $3.99 plus tax! While here why not take the Zoomobile** to enjoy the full zoo site in style. Zoomobile Ride All Day tickets are only $8 or the 4 Ride All Day Pass for $28! Don't forget to visit our giant panda pair, Er Shun and Da Mao, the only two giant pandas in Canada. Parking fee $12/vehicle.
*Discount applies to the ONE-YEAR senior membership categories (Senior & Senior Couple) memberships only, valid for in-person/on-site sale only AND valid only on Senior's Day, Monday, September 14, 2015. No rain checks, not valid or TWO-YEAR memberships, discount not applicable on annual parking.
**First Zoomobile departs from the main front entrance station at 9:45am and the last Zoomobile of the day departs at 4:00pm. Fee applies. For more details on Wheelchair and Electric Convenience Vehicles please
Events subject to change without notice.
Animal Enrichment Extravaganza
What is black and white and lives in the Discovery Zone? Did you guess Pandas? Guess again!
It’s time for another month of Enrichment Extravaganza where you can meet our skunks every Saturday in August at 1:30pm! Meet us at the Discovery Zone and ask his keepers everything you’ve always wanted to know about these stinky little critters!
CLICK HERE to view our 2015 monthly enrichment calender.
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.
Saturday, August 22 & Sunday, August 23, 2015
Conservation Connection Centre, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Did you know that the Toronto Zoo is home to Canada's only Giant pandas AND the only Canadian zoo to have Sumatran orangutans? The Toronto Zoo is dedicating a full weekend to the Sumatran orangutan to help bring awareness to this critically endangered animal. Visitors will learn why the wild population of orangutans are experiencing habitat loss of 80% (which is half of that in the last 20 year) and get the opportunity to check out our special orangutan enrichment interpretive station, artifacts, and even artwork painted by one of our very creative orangutans. Join us for the special Orangutan Keeper Talk at 1:00 pm daily and find out how YOU can commit to conservation efforts to help the extremely Endangered Sumatran orangutans at home and abroad.
*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.
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