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Celebrating its 88th Animaversary (yes, that

There is just so much to experience for kids of all ages at the Bomanville Zoo and it's just the right size. 


Founded in 1919, the Bowmanville  Zoo is Canada’s oldest private zoo. Bowmanville Zoo is the home to over 300 creatures including elephants, lions, tigers, monkeys and a variety of reptiles.


Small children especially love the Zoo, because they get the opportunity to pet and feed the resident goats, cows and deer.  The Zoo also offers kids a playground and the first week of July will launch their new Polar Bear Splash Pad.  


Whether your pack your own picnic, or enjoy the Zoo’s café, there is plenty of picnic space and shade for you to cool down on those hot summer days.


To celebrate their 88th Animaversary, the Bowmanville Zoo is giving one free child admission with every paying adult. To download your free coupon, visit


For directions, admission prices and hours of operation, visit or call 905 623-5655.