Toyota Elephant Passage Enrichment Comes in Many Forms – Guests will see animal enrichment in many forms when Toyota Elephant Passage opens in late spring next year. Trees are anchored in the ground by concrete, but elephants and greater one-horned rhinos still can move them by rubbing up against them, as "animal backscratchers." There are several animal shade structures for rhinos, tapirs and elephants. Some will allow keepers to feed animals with special enrichment.
Zoo Open During Holidays – Denver Zoo will remain open during the December holidays. So, come visit during the day to see the animals or enjoy a snack at our concessions stands. Or visit between 5 and 9 p.m. to enjoy the holiday tradition of Zoo Lights. Denver Zoo is open 365 days a year, weather permitting.
2012 Free Days Announced – There will be nine free days in 2012 at Denver Zoo, three each in January (6, 7 and 18), February (5, 6 and 16) and November (5, 16 and 28). Denver Zoo offers free days as a Tier I member of the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District, which provides some funding to various cultural institutions from taxpayers in the seven-county Denver area.
Celebrate New Year at Denver Zoo – Ring in the New Year at Denver Zoo with our Zoo Year's Eve celebration on December 31. There will be plenty of entertainment and fun, including a DJ, face painting and a 9 p.m. "early countdown" to the New Year. Plus, you can sign up for a special kids-only Zoo Year’s Eve Bunk where children can spend the night at the zoo, have animal encounters, play games and enjoy a private morning tour of the zoo. The Zoo Year's Eve Bunk offers a fun, safe place for kids to spend New Year's Eve while their parents celebrate. Learn more.
Donate a Bike, Get a Zoo Lights Ticket – Do you have an old bike you don't need? Bring your used bike to Denver Zoo to be recycled and receive one free admission to Zoo Lights. Denver Zoo is collecting bikes for The Bike Depot, a nonprofit community bike shop that offers a variety of bicycling programs, services and products. One free admission per bike donated. Learn more.