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Join us for Orangutan Awareness Weekend!

Saturday, August 22 & Sunday, August 23, 2015
11:00am to 4:00pm, Indo-Malaya Pavilion

Did you know that the Toronto Zoo is 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% 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. Plus, 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.

Click here for more details


Beat The Heat This Weekend At Splash Island

If the summer heat is too "un-bearable", why not visit

Splash Island

? 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 added value with your Zoo admission!


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

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.

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 creatures!


to view our 2015 monthly enrichment calender.

 Upcoming Events


Saturday, August 29, 2015

Discovery Zone Courtyard,

11:00am - 4:00pm


Yoga at the Toronto Zoo


pre-registration is required.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Wildlife Marquee, Discovery Zone

9:30am - 10:00am and 11:30am - 12noon

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Discovery Zone Courtyard, 11:00am - 4:00pm


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Giant Panda Exhibit

Da Mao, Canada’s only male giant panda, is turning seven years old and we want you to help us celebrate with an "out of this world" theme!

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 a Toronto Zoo 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

click here. 


Saturday, September 19, 2015

8:00am - 9:30am

CLICK HERE for more information and to registration. 

*Subject to change without notice





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 


General Admission (13-64): $28
Seniors (65+): $23
Children (3-12): $18
Children (2 and under): FREE

Members: 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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