Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo
Hours of Operation
|Forestry Farm Park
|Zoo Gift Shop
|Closed for the Season
|Closed for the season
|Closed for the season
|Kinsmen Express II Train
|Closed for the season
*Last admission 30 minutes before closing.
The Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo operates 364 days a year, only closing on December 25 each year. Hours of operation vary by season, check back for the latest hours of operation!
Admission by Donation
The fun doesn't stop just because the temperature drops! Admission to the Zoo is by donation from November 1 to March 31 each year. While the grizzly bears enjoy some restful sleep during the winter months, many of our other animals thrive in the cooler weather including our Arctic Wolves, Snow Leopard and Lynx!
Who's at the Zoo?
Have you ever met a ring-tailed lemur? How about a mob of meerkats? Find yourself eye-to-eye with native prairie animals, exotic reptiles, birds of prey, monkeys and more. With a wide variety of species living at the Zoo there is never a dull moment. Check out the Arctic Wolves and Snow Leopard at the Nutrien Ark. The caribou, wapiti (elk), dingoes, black-tailed prairie dogs and many other small creatures are also favourites. Learn more about the wild and wonderful animals that call the Zoo home.
Zoo Season Pass
A Zoo Season Pass is your ticket to year-round adventures!
- Free daily admission to the Zoo (private events excluded)
- Free parking
- 10% discount at Zoo Gift Shop
- Free or discounted admissions* at participating CAZA zoos across Canada.
Know before you go
- Check out our Zoo Map.
- Last admission is 30 minutes before close.
- Washrooms are available in the Affinity Learning Centre and Buckeye Cafe.
- The Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo is a pet-free park.
- Balloons are not permitted in the park or zoo.
During your visit
- Please remain behind safety barriers.
- Please respect the animal diets by not feeding them.
- Outside food or beverages are not permitted in the Zoo.
- Water bottles and infant items are permitted.
- Bikes, scooters and roller blades are not permitted inside the Zoo.
Attraction and exhibit updates
Looking for the Dingoes? Check inside the Dingo Den (located inside the barn). While the dingoes love to play in the snow for short periods of time, Maple and Euci will be spending most of the winter in their indoor habitat in favour of warmer temperatures.
The Prairie Butterfly House is closed for the season.
The Small Mammal House is open following extensive exterior and interior renovations. Inside, three new exhibits have been added to the second floor, along with a larger habitat for the meerkats and African crested porcupine on the main floor and better spaces for the zookeepers to continue critical conservation work with animals involved in Species Survival Plan programs like the Goeldi’s monkeys.
1903 Forestry Farm Park Drive (off Attridge Drive)
The Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo has successfully achieved Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA) accreditation. CAZA accreditation is valid for five years.
The Saskatoon Zoo Society offers virtual and onsite classroom education programs, exciting day and summer camps, public interpretation activities and birthday parties. Check out the exciting programs offered by the Saskatoon Zoo Society - for young and old alike!
Lions Event Pavilion Open for Rentals
The Lions Event Pavilion, located beside the Nutrien Ark exhibit in the Zoo, is a 9,600 square foot sheltered rental facility with the ability to host large corporate or family functions of up to 700 people. Open for rentals May through September during Zoo hours. The pavilion will also serve as the permanent home of the Saskatoon Zoo Foundation’s annual Zoogala fundraising event. Visit our Rentals page for more information.
Plan your Visit
Travelling from out of town? Visit Tourism Saskatchewan or Discover Saskatoon to plan your visit! Search the calendar of events to find out what is going on and check out the other amazing attractions and festivals in Saskatoon! Looking for a place to stay? Browse available hotels in Saskatoon.
Leisure Gift Cards
Give the gift of fun year-round with a Leisure Gift Card! Good for use at any Leisure Centre, outdoor pool, indoor rink, municipal golf course, plus the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo, Gordon Howe Campground and Nutrien Playland at Kinsmen Park. Available for purchase at the participating facilities.
Zoo Admission Rates
(Effective April 1, 2024)
|Zoo Season Pass
Effective October 1, 2022, Zoo Admissions are subject to applicable PST. Pricing includes GST and PST.
**Family is defined as a group up to seven individuals with a maximum of two adults.
Group Rates available for eight or more people ($1.00 off each individual daily admission rate)