The Calgary Zoo, Botanical Garden & Prehistoric Park

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O V E R V I E W
Facility:The Calgary Zoo, Botanical Garden & Prehistoric Park
Description:See website for all the exciting happenings and for event information as well as educational programs.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:1300 Zoo Road NE
Address 2:
City:Calgary
State/Province:AB
Zip Code:T2E 7V6
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Gates open 9am to 5pm
Admission:Current admission prices are in effect until April 30, 2008. Adults 18 - 59 $16.00; Seniors 60 + $14.00; Youth 13 - 17 $10.00; Children 3 - 12 $8.00. Children under 3 enter free. Prices do not include GST.
Telephone:1 (800) 588-9993
Website:Visit Website
R E V I E W S
C. Schnee, Co-op Member
You can go on your own, organize a field trip or take part in their bi yearly home school days. I'd give the zoo 5* for going on your own, but only 3* for the home school days and field trips. When you go on your own, you can visit as few or as many of the exhibits as you like, especially if you have a yearly pass (a great deal.) If you plan in advance to actually "study" one or two animals, your children will learn a great deal. At home school days, there were too many kids for the number of facilitators and I actually ended up working with one of the groups. There wasn't really much "meat" in the home school day activity that we participated in either. I found the organized field trip to be quite a bit below my daughter's knowledge and and ability and geared more for a school group in the way they treated the kids.
C. Hofer, Co-op Member
I am giving it a 5 it is a great zoo! The only problem is that it is a bit too big to get to everything with littles. It has so much to offer, I really loved the hippos and the giraffes, When we went thought the line for the penguins was so long we had to skip it. Maybe next time.
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