Spring Break

Party with the Cool Cats during Spring Break | March 25 – April 2

During spring break at the Zoo (March 25 to April 2), we invite you to Party with the Cool Cats. We’ll be hosting daily zookeeper talks, prize draws,and activities for visitors of all ages. Plus, the first 100 visitors to the Zoo each day from March 25 to April 2 receive a voucher for a FREE popcorn from the Tundra Grill in Journey to Churchill.

Meet Winston and Friends (Weekends from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm)
Each weekend Winston the polar bear, our friendly Zoo mascot, will be meeting and greeting visitors and posing for photos with some very special friends:

  • Saturday, March 25 - Chase from Paw Patrol
  • Sunday, March 26 - Poppy from Trolls
  • Saturday, April 1 - Super Girl
  • Sunday, April 2 - Moana

Zookeeper Talks (Daily – see schedule below)

  • 11:00 am  -  Spotlight on Tigers | Animals of Asia
  • 11:30 am  -  Climate Change and Polar Bears | Journey to Churchill (Positive Reinforcement Training Station)
  • 1:30 pm  -  Canadian Wilds | Native Animals
  • 2:00 pm  -  In the Company of Camels | Animals of Asia
  • 2:30 pm  -  Discovery Experience | Kinsmen Discovery Centre
  • 3:00 pm  -  Amazon Adventure | Toucan Ridge

Party FOR the Cool Cats! (March 26 at 11:00 am)
Three of our four Amur tigers are celebrating birthdays in March. Join us on Sunday, March 26 when we present some special enrichment treats for the tigers and learn about these amazing animals from our zookeepers.

Party with the Cool Cats Colouring Contest (March 25 – April 2)

  • Pick up a colouring sheet at Wild Things Unique Gifts at the Zoo entrance (2595 Roblin Boulevard) entrance or the Park Café at the Qualico Family Centre (330 Assiniboine Park Drive). Or you can visit our colouring station located in Gateway to the Arctic in the Zoo (11 am - 3 pm daily).
  • Drop off your completed work of colouring art at Wild Things or Park Café by April 2.
  • Winner will be chosen by a team of zookeepers and receive a terrific tiger-themed gift package from Wild Things.

Family-Friendly Fun in Gateway to the Arctic (Daily from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm)

  • Get crafty and make a birthday card for the tigers
  • Stop by the colouring station and enter our Colouring Contest
  • Check out our bio-fact table
  • Join us for story time at 1:30 pm  
Daily Draws

Visitors can enter a daily draw for a chance to win a FREE Assiniboine Park and Zoo membership. Stop by Wild Things Unique Gifts at the Zoo entrance to enter.

Wagon Rides at the McFeetors Heavy Horse Centre

Enjoy a wagon ride through the McFeetors Heavy Horse Centre. Rides are $3/person. Purchase your tickets at the kiosk located at the exhibit. Rides will be offered daily from 1:00 pm to 3:00 during Spring Break, with the exception of Thursday, March 30 (photo op only). Schedule is subject to change. Please check with visitor services upon arrival at the Zoo.

percheron horse with keeper

Weekend Keeper Talks | October 2016 to March 2017

Fall and winter  are great season to get outdoors and learn about your favourite Zoo animals from the people who care for them. Join us for our new Weekend Keeper Talks, running every Saturday and Sunday from October to March.
Each month has a new theme!

Keeper Talks will be held every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am and 2 pm.
snow leopard
October - Snow Leopard Enclosure
Exciting world of snow leopards in honour of International Snow Leopard Day!
cotton top tamarin
November - Toucan Ridge
Jungle fun with plants and animals from South and Central America.
percheron horse
December - McFeetors Heavy Horse Centre
Join us for a keeper talk at 11 am and carriage rides from 1 pm - 3 pm.
January - Kinsmen Discovery Centre
Cool and creepy January with amphibians, fish, birds and more!

polar bear
February - Journey to Churchill
Northern Explorer Month with Arctic species.

March - Camel + Tiger Enclosures
Asian expedition with camels and tigers. Tiger talk at 11 am. Camel talk at 2 pm.