A trip to the zoo will cost more today than it did yesterday, no fooling.
The Assiniboine Park Zoo raised its daily admission rates and its annual memberships as of April 1 and the price hikes will make a difference to the change in your pocket.
On daily admission rates adults will pay $10.75, up from $8.50, as of today. For seniors over 60 and kids aged 2 to 15 it’s $8.65, up from $6.40. Kids under two are still free.
The same goes for annual membership rates, which also rose as of today. Family memberships which including two adults and up to three children, rates climbed from $115 to $189. Family memberships come with a generous caveat. They’re defined as adults and kids from more than one household; that could mean, for example, two grandparents and three grandchildren who reside at a different address.
Adult memberships went from $45 to $65, and seniors from $35 to $55. Memberships for kids 13 to 17 will go from $25 to $55. For kids 2 to 12, you’ll pay $30 with an adult membership and $40 without. That price used to be $15 and $25, respectively.
The new membership prices are for the entire year and the price includes the Journey to Churchill exhibit opening this summer, a zoo spokesman said.
The admission prices represent the regular annual pricing review and will see another increase once Journey to Churchill opens.
"This increase is still being finalized and will be announced late April along with the promotions/discounts that will be made available," a zoo spokesman said today.