The long-awaited summer weather is in full swing, kids are bursting with energy, and parents are looking for great opportunities for them to use it! Celebrate 50 years with the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo this summer. In 2022, the Zoo will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary. The Zoo opened on September 1, 1972. In the last 50 years, there have been some amazing changes and even more coming in 2022!

Here’s a look at what’s going on in 2022…

Affinity Learning Centre

The Affinity Learning Centre is newly renovated and is home to a variety of reptiles, amphibians and fish including Poison Dart Frogs, Hermann’s Tortoise, Ball Python, Western Tiger Salamander, Cichlids from Lake Malawi, Africa, and more!

Poison Dart Frog

New Animals

Make sure to visit some of the new mammals at the zoo! This includes the Snow Leopard, Arctic Fox and Bobcats. The new Snow Leopard Exhibit hosts Kazi and is located in the Nutrien Ark at the Zoo. They also have a new Prairie Dog Exhibit and the Prairie Butterfly House will open in June of 2022.

Meerkat House

These guys are fun, energetic, absolutely adorable, and, best of all, they LOVE visitors!

Meerkats

Places to Play

Climb a gigantic boulder or bump down the roller slide at the nature-themed McDonald’s Natural Playground across from the Superintendent’s Residence. Or, enjoy the Orano Fun Zone, a state-of-the-art accessible playground located next to the orchard in the zoo. Outside the Zoo grounds, there are picnic tables, outdoor BBQ pits, cricket pitches, and plenty of green grass inviting your family to enjoy some old-school outdoor fun.

Fishing Pond

Plenty of Rainbow Trout call the Forestry Farm Park Fishing Pond home! Open daily from May 1 to Oct 31, this tranquil pond is a great place to try eager young hands at the sport of fishing. Anglers are encouraged to catch and release, with a two fish per person, per day limit.

Purchase your very own Zoo Season Pass and receive free daily admission, free parking, and deals on admission to participating CAZA (Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums) facilities across Canada.

Find a Sense of Wonder at the Forestry Farm & Zoo

It doesn’t matter your age, a day at the Forestry Farm & Zoo will bring a smile to your face. You and your family will appreciate the beauty and have the chance to discover and learn about the diverse plants, animals and prairie history.

 

and LOTS of other AMAZING ANIMALS

Meet the whimsical Goeldi Monkeys, the fun-loving dingoes, adorable Pygmy Goats, Koda and Mistaya the majestic Grizzlies, or any of these other animals you may see on your next visit to the zoo. Over 60 species call the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo home, and they can’t wait to meet your little monkeys!

Dingoes

Visit the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo

Where: 1903 Forestry Farm Park Drive (off Attridge Drive)
Open: May 1 – Labour Day, 2022 (9 am – 7 pm)
For more information visit: saskatoon.ca/zoo
Admission:  Daily Admission | Adults $14, Youth (6 -18) $8.40, 5 and under FREE, Family $25.00
Season Passes | Adults $46.65, Youth (6-18) $28.00, Family $93.30
Admission to the Zoo is by donation from November 1 to March 31