Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo
COVID-19 Response: Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo
The Zoo is now open in full compliance with the guidelines and restrictions as required by the Chief Medical Health Officer and regulated under the Government of Saskatchewan’s Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan.
To keep everyone safe while allowing for as many people to enjoy the Zoo this season, the Zoo has adjusted it regular operations to allow for proper physical distancing.
Planning your Zoo trip:
- Admission will be staggered to allow for proper physical distancing
- Wait times may be a bit longer than normal during peak hours
- Guests will follow a one-way path around the various Zoo exhibits
- Guests can repeat the one-way trip around the Zoo
- The Orano Fun Zone playground is open
- The Buckeye Cafe is open
- Now Open: Meerkat House
- Opening October 2 - Goeldi's Monkey Exhibit (outside viewing only)
- Washrooms are available
- Last admission is at 3:30 p.m. daily
- Pre-booked admission times are NOT required
- Need to purchase or renew your Zoo Season Pass? Visit the Admissions Gate at the Zoo to purchase or renew your Zoo Season Pass.
The following attractions and exhibits are currently closed:
- Kinsmen Express Train
- Affinity Learning Centre
- Kinsmen Children's Zoo
Hours of Operation:
Forestry Farm Park – Open Daily from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Zoo – Open Daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
2020 Zoo Season Pass
|Daily Admission||2020 Season Pass*|
*The 2020 Season Pass rate has been adjusted to account for the Zoo Closure due to COVID-19.
Refunds/credits will be available to customers who have already purchased a 2020 Zoo Season Pass.
Zoo Season Pass sales resumed on Wednesday, July 8.
Meerkat House Now Open
The Meerkat House is now open in full compliance with the guidelines and restrictions as required by the Chief Medical Health Officer and regulated under the Government of Saskatchewan’s Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan.
Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo Manager Jeff Mitchell explains what you can expect during your next visit to the Zoo.
Goeldi's Monkeys & Goats
We are excited to be opening the pathway past the Buckeye Cafe so guests can once again visit the goats and view the Goeldi's monkeys! At this time, the Kinsmen Children's Zoo building will remain closed, but guests will be able to see the Goeldi's monkeys from the outside viewing area. The pathway will open on Friday, October 2nd.
It all began with a tree nursery. Millions of saplings and a hundred years later, the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo remains a cornerstone of ecology, inspired learning and lasting memories in the Prairies. Today, this National Historic Site boasts carefully crafted gardens, restored heritage buildings, a great new naturally-themed playground and Saskatchewan’s only CAZA-AZAC accredited zoo. Whether your visit is lively and exciting or quietly reflective, this distinctly-Saskatchewan experience is sure to be a memorable one!
Zoo Season Pass
Experience adventure year-round with the new Zoo Season Pass. Enjoy free daily admission to the Zoo, free parking and more! If you purchased a Zoo Season Pass in 2019 hang on to your card for an easy renewal in 2020!
Nutrien Ark Feature Animals
Visit the Nutrien Ark feature animals, Jethro the Cougar and Buddy the Grey Wolf. Don’t miss your chance to view these spectacular animals up close!
Check out the exciting programs offered by the Saskatoon Zoo Society - for young and old alike! Visit the Saskatoon Zoo Society website.
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. More information on rentals.
Plan your Visit
Travelling from out of town? Visit Tourism Saskatchewan or Tourism 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.
The Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo has successfully achieved Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA) accreditation. CAZA accreditation is valid for five years. More information on CAZA accreditation.
Park & Zoo Master Plan
Want to learn more about what is in store for the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo? Visit our Master Plan page for more details.
Where are the Feeders?
The public feed stations are no longer available at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm park and Zoo. Why did the Zoo remove the feed stations? There are several reasons including animal welfare, health, pest management and safety. Thank you for respecting the animal diets by not feeding any animals at the Zoo.