Overall, the Calgary Zoo is popular so it depends on personal fondness which exhibits people prefer. The Prehistoric Park is a big hit specifically with children as they learn about the historical significance of the dinosaurs that once existed in Alberta.
During the devastating 2013 Calgary flood, the Prehistoric Park, Canadian Wilds, and Penguin plunge survived. One-third of the Calgary Zoo was opened after the flood and these were the exhibits that were not as affected by the flood because they were on the north side of the Zoo even though the Canadian Wilds is partially near the river. Calgarians, other Albertans, and Canadians across the country donated funds to rebuild the Calgary Zoo. This included individuals, groups, organizations, governments, oil and gas companies, other companies, and children who gave up their allowances for their beloved Calgary Zoo.
With its contemporary themes of education, conservation, scientific study with modern technology added, the Prehistoric Park still remains one of the best exhibits at the Calgary Zoo for learning and entertainment. By recreating this prehistoric time, it helps visitors understand the past while integrating new technology for a realistic experience.