Born at a crucial time in history, this is the Generation that can Preserve our one and only Planet.
HELP US INSPIRE THEM.

60 for 60! 

The Valley Zoo Development Society supports the Edmonton Valley Zoo in their education and conservation efforts in our community while raising funds to re-energize the zoo with improved habitats, better opportunities for guests to closely interact with animals and nature, and state-of-the-art research and education facilities. Our current showcase project is a multi-million dollar campaign in support of the next phase of the Zoo’s revitalization- Nature’s Wild Backyard (NWB). 

The 60 For 60 initiative celebrates EVZ’s 60th anniversary while moving forward in our sustainable, educational structure. From July 1st to September 1st 2019, we invite you to raise $600 for the Valley Zoo in celebration of its 60th Birthday! By fundraising for EVZ, your business acts as a catalyst; encouraging your employees and donors to be strong stewards for animal welfare and environmental conservation. Fundraising initiatives can take any form, car wash, lemonade stand, bottle drive…  you decide what works for you! In December, we will celebrate you and your fundraising efforts with a VIP Experience at Zoominescence!

If you are interested in participating or learning more about 60 For 60, contact VZDS at donate@buildingourzoo.com.

ZOOMINESCENCE 2019 CALL TO ARTISTS!

ARE YOU A VISUAL ARTIST WHO WOULD LIKE TO SUBMIT A PIECE TO OUR FESTIVAL?

2018 WINNER | ERIK NORDENHOF | FIELD OF FLOWERS

Calling all creatives! We are currently seeking organizations or individuals (local artists, architects, designers) with a passion for the arts and the environment to share their vision with the local community. We invite anyone with an artistic vision to design an exhibit for the competition.

This December, Zoominescence, hosted by the Valley Zoo Development Society, will stage a spectacular exhibition of artistic light installations within the unique setting of the Edmonton Valley Zoo. The festival’s vision is to celebrate light, artistry, imagination and the strong spirit of our community in the winter. It will run for a 14 day period every December weekend plus the 26th.

We are inviting imaginative people to come and be a part of the festival by creating art in the form of light installations that all of Edmonton can enjoy! 

HELP BUILD OUR 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!