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SENIOR SAFARI DAYS - March 6th & 12th

Senior Safari Days are back!!

If your group is looking for just the right outing we have two days coming up - March 6th and 12th!  The Greater Vancouver Zoo is happy to invite senior groups with a minimum of 5 participants to visit our wonderful animal family for only $9.25 per person. On this special day you will  receive an extra savings bonus of 42% off the regular "off season" admission rates. And we do have some additional items if you want to make your trip even more special:

  • a guided 45-60 minute bus tour around the Zoo in your bus or ours ($2 per person)
  • a narrated Safari Express Miniature Train ride around the perimeter of the Zoo ($3 per person)

Attendants and bus drivers are invited at no extra charge. 

So don't delay if you are interested in participating, please submit the attached registration form as soon as possible, as space is limited! Or if you have any questions, please contact Barbara at 604.856.6825 ext 26 or at


The Greater Vancouver Zoo invites all children from 7 - 12 years for the week of March 23rd - 27th, to discover and experience the different types of animals based on our theme Antlers and Horns. 

The programs will also include a walking safari to see the animals we are focusing on that day, a Safari Train ride, educational crafts, games and activities.

Monday - Antlers & Horns 
Tuesday - North America
Wednesday - Asia
Thursday - Africa
Friday - Conservation 

Cost per day: $50.25 (includes all taxes)  **

** Discounts are available for Greater Vancouver Zoo members and also for registering two or more children or for multiple days.

Our camps provide an opportunity for children who are passionate about animals and want to learn what Zoo life is all about!

For more details of this fun week at the zoo you may click here, you may register today by completing the enclosed registration form. If you have any further questions, you may contact Barbara Lafresnaye in Education at 604.856.6825 ext 26 or at

Chinese New Year - February 19th

Thursday February 19th 2015 marks the first day of the New Year in the Chinese calendar. This year is the Year of the Sheep

Come celebrate with us by learning about our own barbary sheep as known as Aoudad’s! Aoudad is the name for this sheep used by Berbers – North African people, where they originate.

GONG XI FA CAI (Mandarin) and GUNG HEY FAT CHOY (Cantonese) - both mean Happy New Year!

Valentine's Day - February 14th

Love Bus Tours are back - so you think you know everything about love...well...we think you might learn a few fun light-hearted facts about our animal family and some of their various mating habits!  Please note this tour comes with a PG rating, some information and vocabulary may not be appropriate for children. 

*** Times are 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm and must be reserved at the front admission. 

Also new this year - HIPPO KISSES!!!  Yes Hazina and Haben will be leaving their kiss marks on a canvas that you can purchase for $20...I bet you don't know anyone that has hippo kisses!! Very unique gift for someone special! ***Available from 12 pm onwards as supplies last in the Animalasium.


And for the younger ones we have face painting, a teddy bear raffle and crafts in the Animalasium (indoor Learning Centre) from 10 am - 4 pm.

Also starting Valentine's Day we have mini-donuts being served at our Safari Grill...come enjoy some delicious donuts!!

BC Family Day - February 9th

Looking for something fun to do on BC Family Day!! Well we are all about enjoying time with your why not come experience some good quality family time with really cool animals!

We are offering a big 20% off of our general admission price for starters (**) and then in the Animalasium (indoor Learning Centre) from 10 am - 4 pm you can have your face painted, learn some new crafts and enter the teddy bear raffle!

We also are hosting a Family Scavenger Hunt from 10 am - 2 pm and last but definitely not least, you can "Meet a Reptile" and hear all about them from the Zookeeper at 11 am in the Vivarium!  

** Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.

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