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Learn about our animals from the people who know them best! Weekend Zoo Chats take place every Saturday and Sunday.

January: Tropical Adventure
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Toucan Ridge

February: Discovery Experience
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Kinsmen Discovery Centre

March: Gabbing with Gibbons
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Gibbon Pavilion

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Breakfast with the Bears | January 19 & February 16 

Enjoy breakfast with a view from the Tundra Grill as you look out over Journey to Churchill and the polar bears that call it home. You’ll learn all about our polar bears at an exclusive Zoo Chat with one of our animal care professionals.

Location: Tundra Grill
Breakfast available for purchase: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Polar bear Zoo Chat: 10:30 a.m.

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Teacher Appreciation Day | Saturday, January 25

As a token of our appreciation, we invite teachers to enjoy a complimentary Zoo visit on January 25.

Teachers and their guests are invited to join one of our complimentary drop-in tours of the Journey to Churchill exhibit offered hourly from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to ask our knowledgeable staff about the polar bears, seals and other Arctic species in our Zoo.

Teachers can stop by the Education Centre for free hot chocolate any time of the day, and between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm you can also meet some of our Ambassador Animals. The Education Centre will also showcase some of our coolest biofacts and our educators will be available to answer any of your questions. 

In order to receive free entry to the Zoo, please remember to bring your Manitoba Teacher Society card, Teacher Certificate, Early Childhood Educator Certificate, or homeschooling enrollment letter and present it  to our Visitor Services staff at the main Zoo entrance located at 2595 Roblin Blvd. Any guests of teachers will receive 10% off Zoo admission.



Salju’s 1st Birthday Celebration | Saturday, Feb 1 & Sunday, Feb 2

Baby white-handed gibbon Salju is celebrating her first birthday and we’re inviting YOU to celebrate with her at the Zoo! Enjoy a special birthday enrichment presentation at 11:00 am, and learn more about white-handed gibbons and their plight in the wild. 

White-handed gibbons are a threatened species due to habitat loss and hunting, and they are found mainly in tropical rainforests in Southeast Asia, where palm oil production is on the rise. From 11:00 am – 1:00 pm visitors will learn what they can do to bring change to the palm oil industry by supporting companies that use traceable, sustainable palm oil.

In lieu of birthday gifts, Salju is requesting donations to our Wildlife Conservation Fund which helps other threatened species survive and thrive. Contribute in-person at Salju’s birthday party, or online: