The Saskatoon Zoo Society offers exciting public interpretation programs and activities

The Saskatoon Zoo Society works to provide programming and interpretation activities for the public. Check out the opportunities below, and don't forget about our Day Camps and Summer Camps, Birthday Party Programs, and Young Naturalists Programs too!   

Kinsmen Express II

All Aboard! The new Kinsmen Express II offers a guided train tour of the Zoo and is a fun way to learn more about the wild and wonderful animals at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo. The train is free to ride with your Zoo admission and is equipped with a ramp and wheelchair accessible car.



Hours of Operation

June, July & August September 1 – Labour Day
Monday to Friday 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

In the event of inclement weather, Zoo tours will pause until it is safe to resume.


Investigation Stations

Our interpreters are operating Investigation Stations all summer long!
We’ve set up an assortment of family-focused interpretive displays and activities. They’ll pique your curiosity and teach you and your little ones something new about our zoo animals, Canadian animals, ecology and the environment!

Our 2023 pavilion is focused on butterflies to celebrate the grand opening of the Prairie Butterfly House. Thanks to the City of Saskatoon: Environmental Cash Grant for supporting our butterfly interpretation.

Stop by and visit our staff and volunteers at the Lion’s Event Pavilion in the Zoo.

Hours of Operation

July 1 – Labour Day
Wednesday to Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday Closed


Back for 2023 FREE Public  Pond Program.
We will have an interpreter at the dock leading hands-on activities that will let your little ones learn all about aquatic invertebrates. Our interpreters will be out at the pond everyday starting July 4th until August 27th, 2023 at the Prairie Marsh*
This program is funded by the Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant Program supported by the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund and the City of Saskatoon.

No pre-registration required – just head to the pond. Space is limited.

Hours of Operation

July 4 – August 27, 2023
Monday to Sunday 9:15am to 2pm

Please Note: The Prairie Marsh is the pond located inside the zoo near the pronghorn (not the fishing pond located in the Forestry Farm park).

Christmas Bird Count 4 Kids

Wednesday, December 27, 2023
10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
(Multiple bird count walks throughout the day at the top of each hour)
Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo (Affinity Learning Centre)
NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for this FREE come-and-go program that is open to EVERYONE of all ages.

The Young Naturalists are hosting our 9th annual CBC4Kids – A Christmas Bird Count for Kids.

Meet at the Affinity Learning Centre.  Between  10:30 and 3:00 we will be doing bird count walks through the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo at the top of each hour.  (11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.) Stay for one round of bird counting or come for the whole day!  Warm up with cookies and hot chocolate between bird walks. 

Dress warmly and bring your binoculars.  We have lots of spare sets of binoculars to loan out if you don’t have any.  You don’t need to be an expert on birds.  This is a great way to learn about winter birds and bird watching.  Everyone is welcome to join us for this free event.  No Admission fees and no registration required.