white handed gibbons

International Gibbon Day | October 20 + 21 and October 27 + 28

We are celebrating International Gibbon Day at the Zoo with two weekends dedicated to these cute and curious creatures.

Come say hi to Samson and Maya, the Zoo’s two white handed gibbons, in the animals of Asia section of the Zoo. White handed gibbons are an endangered primate and part of the ape family. We will be hosting an interpretive station at the Gibbon Pavilion on October 20 + 21 and October 27 + 28.

Join us and learn all about this beautiful species, the threats they face in the wild, and actions you can take at home and in your communities every day to help them.

Arctic Fox get pumpkins APZ 2015


Join us at Assiniboine Park Zoo for a SPOOKTACULAR weekend of Halloween fun! Enjoy special Halloween-themed activities included with admission for families and visitors of all ages to enjoy.

Red River Co-op Trick or Treat Stations |  Dress in your Halloween best and join us for some trick-or-treating at the Zoo, all made possible by the Red River Co-op!

Creepy animal zoo chats
 | 11:00 am at Toucan Ridge and 2:00 pm at Kinsmen Discovery Centre on both Saturday and Sunday. Conquer your fears of snakes, bats, bugs and spiders and learn about these cool and creepy creatures from the animal care professionals that care for them.

 Xtreme Bugs Haunted Forest | Enter at your own risk, as the Xtreme Bugs presented by Artis REIT is decked out for Halloween.  Once in the Forest, these 19 giant, animatronic bugs will come to life and transport visitors into a vivid, dynamic and creepy world!

Zoo Trail Wagon Rides | Enjoy a wagon ride at the McFeetors Heavy Horse Centre. Offered daily from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm -3:00 pm. $3 per ride.

Character Photos | Winston and his friends from Heather’s Pretty Parties will be at the Zoo entrance from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Bring your camera and grab some photos!
- Saturday 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm | Jack and Sally – The Nightmare before Christmas
- Sunday 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm | Vampirina and Captain Hook

Halloween Treats | Watch our Zoo animals receive their very own Halloween pumpkin treat. Presentations will be made to animals throughout the Zoo.

A special thanks to Spirit Halloween for all the Halloween decorations featured during Spooktacular weekend!


Kids Zoo Winter Fall Moose

Meet the Manitoba Moose at the Zoo | November 4

Manitoba Moose will at Assiniboine Park Zoo | 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
The Manitoba Moose will be at the Zoo presenting the Zoo with a cheque from the money raised through the auction of last season's polar bear jersey. Following the presentation at 1:30 pm, the Moose will throughout Journey to Churchill to meet and greet fans. Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in a scavenger hunt where they can collect stamps from Moose players for a chance to be entered in a draw for an autographed Manitoba Moose jersey and tickets to a Manitoba Moose game.

The team will once again be wearing polar bear jerseys at an upcoming game on Sunday, February 10 when they host the Texas Stars. After the game, the jerseys will be auctioned off with net proceeds supporting Assiniboine Park Zoo's Polar Bears Rescue Team.