kids and swimming seals


When school is out, the Zoo is in! October 19 is an in-service day observed by school divisions across Manitoba. Plan ahead and join us for a fun-filled day at the Zoo. Adult, senior and youth admission will be reduced to $15.00 plus GST while admission for children age 3 to 12 will remain $11.25 plus GST. Children under three are free.

Visitors will also be able to enjoy a sneak peek of our Snow Leopard Weekend activities. We will be hosting a Zoo Chat and animal enrichment presentation with the snow leopards at 10:30 am and visitors can also see how their jumping skills compare to a snow leopard!

Discounted admission will be offered only on Friday, October 19. Tickets must be purchased in person at the Zoo entrance and cannot be combined with other offers.

snow leopard cubs

Snow Leopard Weekend | October 20 + 21

In honour of International Snow Leopard Day (October 23), we are hosting a weekend of special activities to celebrate this incredible species and create awareness about snow leopard research, education and conservation.

The following activities will take place in the Zoo on Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21:
  • Activity Stations – participate in interactive activities and learn about snow leopard adaptations and how you can help snow leopards in the wild
  • Photo Station – pose with our snow leopard props and snap a fun photo
  • Zoo Chats – learn all about snow leopards from our passionate animal care team and watch them enjoy some special treats, 11 am and 2 pm
  • Craft Station – check out our make and take cat toy station (donations welcome)
Snow Leopard Art Auction
Visit Wild Things Unique Gifts at the Zoo entrance and bid on a painting created by our very own snow leopards. Proceeds support the Snow Leopard Trust, a conservation organization dedicated to the protection of this endangered species.

white handed gibbons

International Gibbon Day | October 20 + 21 and October 27 + 28

We are celebrating International Gibbon Day at the Zoo with two weekends dedicated to these cute and curious creatures.

Come say hi to Samson and Maya, the Zoo’s two white handed gibbons, in the animals of Asia section of the Zoo. White handed gibbons are an endangered primate and part of the ape family. We will be hosting an interpretive station at the Gibbon Pavilion on October 20 + 21 and October 27 + 28.

Join us and learn all about this beautiful species, the threats they face in the wild, and actions you can take at home and in your communities every day to help them.

Arctic Fox get pumpkins APZ 2015


Join us at Assiniboine Park Zoo for a SPOOKTACULAR weekend of Halloween fun! Enjoy special Halloween-themed activities included with admission for families and visitors of all ages to enjoy.

Red River Co-op Trick or Treat Stations |  Dress in your Halloween best and join us for some trick-or-treating at the Zoo, all made possible by the Red River Co-op!

Creepy animal zoo chats
 | Conquer your fears of snakes, bats, bugs and spiders and learn about these cool and creepy creatures from the animal care professionals that care for them.

 Xtreme Bugs Haunted Forest | Enter at your own risk, as the Xtreme Bugs presented by Artis REIT is decked out for Halloween.  Once in the Forest, these 19 giant, animatronic bugs will come to life and transport visitors into a vivid, dynamic and creepy world!

Zoo Trail Wagon Rides | Enjoy a wagon ride at the McFeetors Heavy Horse Centre. Offered daily from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm -3:00 pm. $3 per ride.

Character Photos | Winston and his friends from Heather’s Pretty Parties will be at the Zoo entrance from 1 to 3 pm. Bring your camera and grab some photos!
- Saturday 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm | Jack and Sally – The Nightmare before Christmas
- Sunday 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm | Vampirina and Captain Hook

Halloween Treats | Watch our Zoo animals receive their very own Halloween pumpkin treat. Presentations will be made to animals throughout the Zoo.

A special thanks to Spirit Halloween for all the Halloween decorations featured during Spooktacular weekend!