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May 22, 2014


Connect, Explore and Play This Summer at the Zoo


Memorial Day Weekend kicks off an exciting summer season at Denver Zoo including special activities, shows and demonstrations from May 24 through September 1.

Guests may start their morning Zoo adventure and discover animals that star in educational shows and programs at the Zoo and in the community while interacting with zookeepers. Guests can meet various stars of the Wildlife Show at the Zoo’s daily “Meet the Animal Stars” event, one at 9:45 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., or get up-close, interactive experiences with some smaller animals at “Wild Encounters,” at noon or 1 p.m. daily.

A new sea lion show gives these charismatic marine mammals a chance to connect guests to the ocean. Even land-locked Colorado residents and guests will be impressed with our connections to the sea when these captivating animals share their story at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Kids can connect with nature and cool off all summer long in the Explore the Shore play area, presented by Children’s Hospital Colorado. This summer staff play facilitators will be there from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily to guide children’s discovery and interact.

Nestled next to the Conservation Carousel is Denver Zoo’s Woodland Garden. Run, jump, and explore this whimsical forest. Hop from stump-to-stump, balance on a log, and then find a shady spot to relax before heading back into the rest of the Zoo.

Daily Wildlife Shows return for the summer with their animal stars encouraging guests to connect with animals at the Zoo, their pets at home and animals they observe in nature. Guests of all ages can pick up a “Photo Buddy” card at each performance and are encouraged to take photos with it when interacting in nature throughout the summer. They can then share their photos and stories through Denver Zoo’s Wildlife Show Photo Buddy Contest before September 15 at and be entered to win a behind-the-scenes tour for four.

Guests to Denver Zoo are invited to explore the Zoo like never before with Animal Adventures. This program provides guests with a one of a kind experience by combining up-close animal encounters, intimate keeper interactions and guided tours. Animal Adventures is an upgraded experience and there is an additional cost to participate. Guests must register in advance at as space is limited.

Kids can pick up a free activity map at Predator Ridge and Toyota Elephant Passage, presented by The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development. These maps share fun, interactive ideas for kids and parents to enjoy at the two exhibits.

New to Denver Zoo’s summer food menu is the Brown Bear BBQ and Smokehouse where guests can enjoy mouth-watering barbecue featuring the finest hardwood smoked meats and sausage links. Visitors can always pick up classic favorites like Dippin’ Dots, cotton candy, lemonade and popcorn at kiosks around the zoo.

Discover the Zoo’s conservation efforts around the world and closer to home through Volunteer Docent Ask Me and Guide Stations. Every day all summer long the Zoo’s adult and teen volunteers will be available to enrich zoo visits and connect guests with the Zoo’s field conservation projects around the globe.

Denver Zoo is a popular summer destination and guests should plan extra time to find parking and purchase tickets. Denver Zoo, recognized with Top Honors in the Green Zoo category by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, encourages earth-friendly transportation including carpooling, riding RTD, pedaling a B-cycle or personal bicycle or walking to the zoo.


Daily Summer Schedule of Events


Meet the Animal Stars

Meet the Animal Stars Stage

9:45 a.m. and 3 p.m.

African Penguin Feeding

Outside Bird World

10:15 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Sea Lion Show

Northern Shores

10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Wildlife Show

Conoco Wildlife Theater

10:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Toyota Elephant Passage Demonstration

McGrath Family Amphitheater

11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Wild Encounters

Wild Encounters Amphitheater

Noon and 1 p.m.

Africa’s Greatest Predators

Pahali Ya Simba

2 p.m.


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