Toronto Zoo

April 25

Toronto Zoo: Free Admission For Teachers & A Guest For Teacher’s Day

Posted by on April 25, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Toronto Zoo: Free Admission For Teachers & A Guest For Teachers Day

If you are a teacher, you are going to want to take advantage of Teacher Day at the Toronto Zoo this Sunday, April 27th.

You do have to pre-register online at the link above. You can also purchase your $10 parking passes. You can bring guests with you, but they will be subject to regular admission prices and you can buy these online as well. This might be a great time to take the family to the Zoo, knowing you’ll be saving over $20 on your admission. Or, you could keep the day to yourself and explore the zoo without interruption. I think the zoo is a fabulous place to be to learn about conservation and animals.

When you think of the word teacher, you might just think of a teacher in the school board, but there are lots of other teachers out there. For these purposes, the Toronto Zoo considers teachers to be ones certified by the Ontario College of Teachers, Early Childhood Educators, Child and Youth Workers, Educational Assistants working in a school setting and graduating teacher candidates.

You must bring your I.D. with you as well.

(Expiry: 27th April 2014)

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October 19

Is The Toronto CityPASS Worth It?

Posted by on October 19, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Is The Toronto CityPASS Worth It?

Is the Toronto CityPASS worth it? Find out below!

As of the publishing date on this particular post, I’m in Toronto for a quick trip. I’ve never been there… or here… oh man, I’m writing in the future. This is tough. Well, whatever the time period I’m currently in, I’m doing the touristy-thing on my trip. My wife has only been here once for a church event almost a decade ago, so this will be all new for her too. While we were searching for things to do, it seems that everyone said we need to go see the Royal Ontario Museum, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto Zoo and the CN Tower. No one mentioned Casa Loma, but ever since I found out about it a few years ago (by watching Scott Pilgrim) I’ve wanted to go.

Naturally, being a writer for BargainMoose, I started looking for coupon codes. I didn’t have much luck, but I did find the Toronto CityPASS coupons. The Toronto CityPASS deal gives you huge discounts on tickets to Casa Loma, Royal Ontario Museum, Ontario Science Centre, CN Tower and the Toronto Zoo. At first, I was going to try to cram all five attractions into three days, but I decided against it. I figured I’d just get individual tickets for the three I am going to do: Casa Loma, ROM and the CN Tower. Once I added it all up (budgeting is key) I realized that those three items on their own cost the same as the CityPASS. So, all that to say that yes, the CityPASS for Toronto is beyond worth it. When a pass for five attractions costs the same as regular priced tickets at three events, well, that’s a good deal. If you’re in the same situation as I am and can’t use all the tickets, you can give them to someone else to use within nine days of visiting the first attraction.

Don’t believe me? Let’s do some math real quick! Online, adult tickets for the five attractions are as follows:

  • Casa Loma – $20.55
  • Royal Ontario Museum – $16
  • CN Tower – $27.20
  • Ontario Science Centre – $22
  • Toronto Zoo – $28.22
  • TOTAL – $113.97
  • The Toronto CityPASS only costs $60.89

Assuming you’re going to see all five of these awesome Toronto attractions, you’re saving $53.08! Even if you aren’t going to hit all of these places, it’s still worth it to get the CityPASS. If you’re only going to do the downtown core places (Casa Loma, CN Tower, Royal Ontario Museum) it would cost you $63.75. You’re still saving a whopping $2.86, which includes ROM and Casa Loma, the two cheapest Toronto tourist places on this list. If you end up having extra time and want to check out the Toronto Zoo or the Ontario Science Centre, you have tickets already. Even if you don’t have time, give them to your hotel and tell them to pass on the tickets to the next family with kids. Speaking of kids, there are kids versions of the Toronto CityPASS, too!

Still, somehow, not convinced? How about skipping lines? Is that worth it to you? That’s right, with a CityPASS you get to walk by all those suckers waiting in line to buy tickets. Just hand your printed CityPASS voucher to the first attraction you go to, and they will give you a CityPASS booklet that you can use to skip all the ticket lines.

Just as a note, some of these prices are with tax, some are without. The actual savings and costs may be a bit more or less, but it’ll be close. Also, some of the attractions have discounts for buying online. I’ve included the discounted online price, not the price at the door. You’d save even more if you got a City PASS instead of a buying tickets at the door.

So, is it worth it!? A resounding “Yes, the Toronto CityPASS is worth it!” from me.

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September 11

Toronto Zoo Freebie: Kids Get In Free On Weekends & School Holidays

Posted by on September 11, 2013 at 12:30 PM

Toronto Zoo Freebie: Kids Get In Free On Weekends & School Holidays

The Toronto Zoo has an amazing deal on right now. Kids 12 and under will get in free to the Toronto Zoo on weekends and school holidays. Kids over two normally cost $18 each to get in, so if you have many kids, this is a substantial savings.

I despise going to the zoo in the summer. The animals are always asleep, there are too many people and all of the walking gets tiring and hot in the humid weather. We always go in the spring, but had I known there was a deal like this, I would have postponed our yearly zoo trip until the fall.

The children, of course, must be accompanied by an adult, and admission for adults is $28 (seniors are $23). I would tell Dad to take the kids for a day trip and let Mom rest at home, so you pay $28 total for your entire day. Bring your lunch because food can be pricey at the zoo, plus many of the restaurants are not open in the off season. I’m not sure if you know what its like to walk half way across Africa and realize there is no food. True story.

(Expiry: 14th October 2013)

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September 3

Toronto Zoo Freebie: All Teachers & A Guest Get In Free September 8th

Posted by on September 3, 2013 at 12:38 PM

Toronto Zoo Freebie: All Teachers & A Guest Get In Free September 8th

This is a great freebie that teachers are going to want to definitely take advantage of this weekend! On Sunday, September 8th, the Toronto Zoo is offering free admission to all teachers and one guest. Admission is regularly $28 per adult, so you could technically save yourself $56.

The freebie isn’t totally without a little work on your part. You will have to attend one 15-minute educational session, which will present to you the ways that you can use the Toronto Zoo to enrich your students. Your guest can be anyone, including your spouse or child, but the zoo asks you to consider bringing along your EA, ECE or CYW. Another option would be to bring along an aspiring teacher in high school or university. If you are bringing your children, they can’t attend the educational session, so you’ll need another adult for that 15 minutes.

You have to pre-register for one of the times available before you go, at the link above. You’ll need all your teacher qualification numbers and other information to register, including a valid school board email address. You’ll also need to show I.D. on the day of the event. Read all of the F.A.Q.s here.

You also have the opportunity to win yourself a free trip for your class and a complimentary gift.

You will have to pay for parking, which is $10.

(Expiry: 8th September 2013)

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May 1

Discounted Things To Do When Visiting Toronto This Summer

Posted by on May 1, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Discounted Things To Do When Visiting Toronto This Summer

If you are visiting the big city of Toronto this summer, I’ve compiled a list of discounted things you can do.

Check out this WagJag Jaunt, which saves you $190 off the cost of a hotel and admission to Canada’s Wonderland. You’ll get a one night stay in a Delta room at the Delta Toronto East, two adult tickets to Canada’s Wonderland, a $20 on-site dining credit, late checkout and complimentary parking. This is a really great deal for only $129.

In June, Cats is playing at David Mirvish’s Panasonic Theatre. With this Living Social deal, you’ll get a ticket to the performance and an official t-shirt and program, all for only $99.

For only $10, you can take a one-hour Toronto harbour tour and view Toronto’s skyline from the water with this Groupon. The regular cost is $28.19.

You’ll have to eat while in Toronto and this Groupon is a great deal for a Distillery District restaurant. Two can eat three courses for $55 or four can eat three courses for only $99 at Tappo Wine Bar and Restaurant.

If you are planning a three-night stay, look into this See Toronto Now deal, with one night free on a three-night stay.

The CityPass is an amazing deal with admission to five great Toronto attractions (CN Tower, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto Zoo, Casa Loma and the ROM) for only $62.12 (saving you $46) per adult and $36.87 per child (saving you $36).

Check each deal for expiry and more details.

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June 11

Toronto Zoo Coca-cola Fun Day: Free Childs Admission On June 16th With Product Label

Posted by on June 11, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Toronto Zoo Coca cola Fun Day: Free Childs Admission On June 16th With Product Label

On June 16th, bring in any label from a Coca-cola product and receive one child’s (up to 12 years of age) admission to the Toronto Zoo free!

Click here for details @ Toronto Zoo

    • Cans and tetra products not included
    • Limit of one admission per family
    • Cannot combine with other offers
    • Applies only to Saturday, June 16

    Any day is a great day at the Toronto Zoo and why not take advantage of a free child’s admission? An entire day of fun for the whole family. There will be Coca-Cola sampling, prizes and more. You also get a chance to meet Toronto Maple Leafs player, Clarke MacArthur, who will be at Courtyard stage from 1pm until 2pm.

    While you’re there, you need to check out all the new babies born recently at the Zoo, like the cute little Golden lion tamarin , or the adorable Polar bear cub.

    There are many programs available at the Zoo for every family member. Check out some of their Public programs for families and children while you’re there! Don’t forget about Fathers Day, there is of course, a special event planned for that as well.

    I personally, would have a difficult time deciding what to see and when, so what better way then getting one admission free and an entire day to check out everything!

    (Expiry: Coca-Cola offer only good for 16th June 2012)

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    September 24

    Toronto Zoo Teacher’s Day (Canadian Freebies)

    Posted by on September 24, 2010 at 12:00 PM

    Toronto Zoo Teacher’s Day (Canadian Freebies)

    Here’s an offer for Toronto Zoo, but it really only applies to teachers. I’d reckon there are not that many teachers on Bargainmoose, but I hope this saves someone some money.

    On Sunday the 26th of September 2010 only, teachers get free admission to Toronto Zoo!

    The free offer for teachers also enables them to bring one free guest too.

    Previous Toronto Zoo offers on Bargainmoose have been quite popular, so I’m sharing this one too.

    I love visiting various zoos when I am in different countries around the world. Some zoos seem to be tiny and don’t look great for the animals. Singapore Zoo really didn’t impress me at all. However, Steve Irwin’s Zoo in Australia was one of the best zoos I have ever been too – it was excellent to the animals which seemed really happy in their various environments. I’ve never been to Toronto Zoo though – what do you think of it?

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    July 22

    Toronto Zoo Deal: Kids Go Free!

    Posted by on July 22, 2010 at 3:00 PM

    Toronto Zoo Deal: Kids Go Free!

    Tomorrow only, that’s Friday the 23rd of July 2010, kids under 12 can go free to Toronto Zoo!

    Here’s the blurb:

    It’s Today’s Parent KidSummer Day! With just over a month until school starts, we wanted to do something special for you and your herd! Join us and go WILD at the Zoo! Children 12 and under receive free admission when accompanied by an adult (2 children max per adult).

    The Zoo is open from 9am to 6.30pm. I reckon it will be a very busy place tomorrow, so you might want to get there as early as possible.

    I usually don’t post such geographically restrictive offers, but I know that Toronto Zoo is a very popular tourist attraction and loads of people look for good deals and discounts there.

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