School has wrapped up for another year. 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! If your kids are swinging from the rafters with all that spare time, why not take them to the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo this summer? As always, there’s so much to see and do!
Here’s a look at what’s going on in 2019…
2 mobs of meerkats arrived at the Forestry Farm last year! Nine in total, these guys are fun, energetic, absolutely adorable, and, best of all, they LOVE visitors!
Visit Nutrien Ark and meet the two playful cougars Malcom and Jethro! Their zoo neighbours, Buddy and Zeppelin, the zoo’s resident Grey Wolves are as stunning as they are stealthy.
Check out an amazing summer camp with the Saskatoon Zoo Society and get to know resident animals in an up-close-and-personal experience.
The Kinsmen Express Train
Climb aboard this mini-locomotive with the whole family for a guided tour of the zoo grounds. Your driver will be full of stories about all of the fascinating animals that call the park home.
Affinity Learning Centre
Why are trees important to the prairies? Can pythons close their eyes? Learn the answers to these questions and more at the Knights of Columbus Discovery Centre inside the Affinity Learning Centre which houses a variety of small animals as well as historical and interactive displays.
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. And don’t forget to bring a picnic to the greenspaces outside the Zoo grounds. There are picnic tables, outdoor BBQ pits, cricket pitches, and plenty o’ green grass inviting your family to enjoy some old-school outdoor fun.
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. Open May 1 – Labour Day from 9am to 9pm, after labour day – Sept 30 from 10am to 7pm and Oct 1 – 31 from 10am to 4pm. Anglers are encouraged to catch and release, with a two fish per person, per day limit. Adult Fishing Permit $3, Under 16 $2.
Zoo Season Pass
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.
Kinsmen Children’s Zoo
Acrobatic monkeys, Tarzan and Ma, are always entertaining at the Kinsmen Children’s Zoo, but they are in good company with the zoo’s resident rabbits, pygmy goats, lizards, corn snakes and even a tarantula and bat!
and LOTS of other AMAZING ANIMALS
Meet the whimsical Goeldi Monkeys, gorgeous Lynx, adorable Pygmy Goats, majestic Grizzlies, or any of these other animals you may see on your next visit to the zoo. Over 300 animals call the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo home, and they can’t wait to meet your little monkeys!
Where: 1903 Forestry Farm Park Drive (off Attridge Drive)
Open: May 1 – Aug 18, 2019 (9am – 9pm), Aug 19 – Sept 2 (9am – 8pm), Sept 3 – Apr 30 (10am – 4pm)
For more information visit: saskatoon.ca/zoo
Admission: Daily Admission | Adults $12.50, Youth (6 -18) $7.50, 5 and under FREE, Family $25.00
Season Passes | Adults $40.00, Youth (6-18) $24.00, Family $80.00