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The Toronto Zoo is a not-for-profit organization committed to energy efficient operations and environmental protection.

The Zoo has motivated volunteers, seasonal and full time staff that understand the importance of living sustainably in balance with nature. We understand and accept that climate change is a real threat to earth's biodiversity, perhaps most acutely to our own species. We accept that humans are largely responsible for global warming as a result of our use of non-renewable energy resources and emission of greenhouse gases. We encourage people to lessen their ecological footprint on the earth.

Our vision toward a green and sustainable future includes:

  • Eco-ethical partnerships
  • Green funding plans
  • Green staff culture
  • Promotion of green programs and achievements
  • Sustainable energy use and production

Saturday, April 23 & Sunday, April 24, 2016
10:00am to 4:00pm
Free with Zoo Admission

What better place to implement sustainable actions to help wildlife than in your own backyard! Join the Toronto Zoo in our Earth Day Celebrations and learn about greening and naturalizing your backyard and community for wildlife. Join us for lots of information and kid-friendly activities from local organizations who are passionate about conservation to get inspired and learn how you can take action. This event will have activity stations distributed between the Giant Panda exhibit and Tundra Trek area of the Zoo.

Our Earth Day Celebrations are powered by green energy through Bullfrog Power!

Even small actions can have a big impact, and by greening your yard for wildlife, through planting native gardens, reducing water use, creating habitat for native species and many other possibilities, you can help the environment and create beautiful, natural yards to enjoy!


Looking for something more? Register for a workshop to get an exclusive hands-on experience and presentation. Money raised through these workshops will go toward the construction of a rain harvesting system for the Zoo.

Building Your Rain Garden Workshop – Learn all about rain gardens and how to plan, develop and implement one on your property!

Container Gardening Workshop – Learn how to make efficient use of small spaces to grow plants and vegetables in containers! Participate in a planting activity and go home with your own container garden.

All About Honey Bees – Learn all about honeybees, see a demonstration hive with a real colony of honey bees, and bring home native flower seeds to support pollinators!

Our Urban Pollinators Workshop – A family workshop to learn all about native pollinators. Build a “Bee Condo” and support pollinators in your backyard!


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It's Ape-ril and we're going bananas at the Toronto Zoo celebrating our amazing Apes!

Come out to our Indo-Malaya Pavilion and our African Rainforest Pavilion every Saturday in April at 1:30 pm to see these incredible apes get some special enrichment and learn about what you can do to help these species in the wild!

Don't forget to also join us for

Gorilla Awareness Day

on Saturday, April 30!


The Ontario’s Choice Awards is celebrating the very best attractions in the province! These Awards are in keeping with the three brand pillars of Attractions Ontario: To Encourage tourism, to Excite people about the offerings in Ontario, and to Inform consumers of what is available.

Toronto Zoo is nominated for Top Outdoor Attraction – VOTE TODAY AND VOTE OFTEN*

*voting closes September 9, 2016



9:30am - 4:30pm weekdays

9:30am - 6:00pm weekends/holidays

Last admission one hour before closing.
The Toronto Zoo is open year round

(except Dec. 25th).


General Admission (13-64): $23
Seniors (65+): $18
Children (3-12): $14
Children (2 and under): FREE
Members: FREE
Prices include tax as applicable
Parking is $12 year round

For more information, contact Amanda Chambers at (416) 392-5974.

Events and admission prices subject to change without notice.

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Toronto Zoo is accredited by CAZA (Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums) and AZA (Association of Zoos and Aquariums). Look for these logos 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 and

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