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EARTH DAY - April 18th

Come out and celebrate Earth Day at the Zoo.There will be lots of activities to learn more about how you can help the environment and save the animals too!

Join us for talks about saving the WESTERN PAINTED TURTLES by Wildlife Biologist “Aleesha Switzer” at 11:30 am & 1:30 pmOne of the zoo's very important local conservation programs.

Bring your cell phone for recycling and you can help save wildlife habitats in Central Africa, as well as help prevent the dangers from discarded cell phones and save money. Purchase 1 admission at the regular price and get the 2nd admission of equal or lesser value for free with every cell phone brought in for recycling.


EASTER how sweet it is...Sunday April 5th

Are you looking for some Eggstreme fun this Easter! Well hop on down to the Zoo for an educational Easter Scavenger Hunt, join in on some Easter Crafts, some of the animals will get an special Easter Egg and of course the Easter Bunny will be here (from 12 pm to 2 pm) to give you a sweet treat! 

All activities are free with admission and hopping is expected...


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 edu@gvzoo.com.



Jr. ZOOLOGIST SPRING BREAK CAMPS - March 23 - 27

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 edu@gvzoo.com



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!


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