Light is Energizing. Light is Revitalizing. In a big city, light is life. What better way to celebrate light than after dark at the Edmonton Valley Zoo?

Zoominescence, a Festival of Light is a ten-day celebration of winter and the spirit of Edmonton, the northernmost city in North America. During this event, we invite you to stroll through the Edmonton Valley Zoo, watch fire dancers perform, meet Santa Claus, take part in our winter crafts and events, and experience one artistic display of light after another!


MAY 2019

Tea for two, just me and… a wallaby?! This exclusive, by invite only event, is a thank-you for all of the people who supported us throughout the past year by adopting an animal.

Join us for a magical tea party at the Edmonton Valley Zoo, and learn how all of your donations from the Adopt an Animal Program go to benefiting the animals. 


JUNE 2019

Join us for ZooFest!! This annual event is a one-night only opportunity for adults and children alike to attend a first-class celebration and see what goes on at the zoo after the gates close! Adults enjoy wine and fine food sampling while the children partake in all of the family-friendly events in the Kid Zone and get up-close and personal with all our furry, feathered, and cold-blooded friends.

Help build our zoo by coming out to ZooFest and spending an evening of fun and adventure at the Edmonton Valley Zoo!


It is through today’s zoos that future generations will come to a greater understanding of the human impact on the natural world and be motivated to preserve it and reverse the damage already done. Every donation, big or small, helps us revitalize our beloved Edmonton Valley Zoo! Thank you for caring for the animals, our children's future and the planet!