Celebrate the Holiday Season at the Toronto Zoo
Holiday Animal Enrichment Days
There's a lot happening at the Toronto Zoo to celebrate the Holiday season! Discover some of the zoo's fun-filled family holiday events and experience a zoo filled with holiday traditions you can't miss!
Zoo’s Holiday Animal Enrichment Days
Join the zoo this holiday season for this much-loved annual event where animals get to participate in their very own seasonal celebration with the Zoo’s Holiday Animal Enrichment Days. It's a fun way to learn about the importance of the Zoo’s enrichment program while watching the animals enjoy some festive treats! Enrichment days provide wonderful experiences for the animals and help mimic their natural behaviour with benefits to their health and welfare. These experiences can include the use of various food, puzzle feeders and unique scents as well as some items purchased from the zoo's annual Enrichment Giving Tree.
It's also the time of year where the zoo hosts its E-Waste Holiday Collection. Drop off your old electronics at the phone Apes Station, located at the front entrance, so they can be recycled.
Boxing Day at Toronto Zoo
Drop by the zoo on Boxing Day! On December 26, guests receive 50% off zoo admission all day long. All proceeds from the day go towards supporting the Toronto Zoo’s Endangered Species Fund.
Zelf On A Shelf
Looking to have a little fun activity while at the zoo? Find Zelf this Holiday Season! The resident Zoo elf, affectionately known as “Zelf”, is up to some WILD mischief. He’s traveling around the Zoo playing hide-and-seek with the animals and the zoo needs your help to find him! From December 1 to 24, if you spot Zelf, snap a photo, and tag @TheTorontoZoo, with the hashtag #ZelfOnAShelf. You'll be entered in a draw for a chance to win a behind-the-scenes tour!
Terra Lumina opens December 13
The widely anticipated Terra Lumina event is coming to the zoo this Winter! Take a journey through a luminous vision of our planet's future. Lumina Night Walk is unique and one-of-a-kind experience beginning at nightfall and engages emotion using storytelling, lighting design, an original soundscape and music, scenography, video and interactive technologies. Tickets are now on sale!
Don't miss out on these special events! Mark your calendars today.