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Brought to you by the National Campaign for Better Hearing in Partnership with ListenUP! Canada

The National Campaign for Better Hearing, in partnership with ListenUP! Canada and the Toronto Zoo, is hosting Grandparents Day and Seniors Day on Sunday, September 11 and Monday, September 12, 2016 respectively. The campaign’s objective is to raise awareness of hearing loss by ensuring all Canadians 60+ receive a baseline hearing test and begin annually monitoring their hearing health.

ListenUP! Canada hearing professionals will be on-site at the Toronto Zoo to provide FREE, no obligation hearing screening tests on both days*. As part of this campaign, they will be donating $4 for every hearing screening test in order to provide hearing aids for those who cannot afford them. The campaign’s goal is to raise over $250,000 for hearing aids this year!

Sunday, September 11th: Grandparents are invited to get a free hearing test in the Wildlife Marquee while Grandkids enjoy face painting, caricature drawings and colouring activities! We will also be offering special keeper talks featuring Zoo grandparents! The fun starts at 9:30 am and runs until last hearing test booking at 5pm.

Monday, September 12th: Seniors, 65+ will receive free Zoo admission and Zoomobile ride from ListenUp! Canada. Throughout the day Seniors will have the chance to receive a hearing test in the Wildlife Marquee plus enjoy other fun promotions from 9:30 am to 3:30pm.

*Event subject to change without notice. Limited number of daily tests. First come, first served


Did you know that all of the 18 species of penguins are found in the Southern Hemisphere with only five species living in cold climates? Come out to our African Savanna every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. to see our penguins get some cool enrichment and learn more about these awesome birds.


Toronto Zoo E-Waste Collection Day - Saturday, September 10, 2016

Red Panda Day - Saturday, September 17, 2016

World Rhino Awareness Day - Sunday, September 18, 2016

Oasis ZooRun 10K and 5K Run/Walk - Saturday, September 24, 2016

Penguin Awareness Day - Saturday, September 24 & Sunday, September 25, 2016



9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. weekdays
9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. weekends/holidays

Last admission one hour before closing.
The Toronto Zoo is open year round (except Dec. 25th).


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 Amanda Chambers at (416) 392-5974.

Events and admission prices subject to change without notice.

For general information visit


The Toronto Zoo is Canada’s premier zoo and a national leader in saving wildlife to ensure the rich diversity of nature for future generations. More than a tourist attraction, the Toronto Zoo boasts a number of leading programs for helping wildlife and their natural habitats – from species reintroduction to reproductive research. A world-class educational centre for people of all ages, the Toronto Zoo is open every day except December 25 and attracts approximately 1.3 million visitors each year.

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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