Open every day of the year
Summer Hours (March 1 - Nov 1)
Admissions Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Grounds close at 6 p.m.
Ages 12-64: $17
Ages 65+: $14
Ages 3-11: $12
2 and Under: Free
2015 Free Days:
11/2, 11/13, 11/19
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“Nature Connects, Art with LEGO® Bricks,” by Sean Kenney, brought to you by The Goddard Schools. This award-winning, traveling exhibit features life-size, and even some larger than life, animal and plant sculptures created using LEGO bricks. More than 35 sculptures will be scattered throughout the Zoo, representing animals people can find in both North America and abroad. These include a 400-pound bumblebee, a hummingbird with an eight-foot wing span and a full-scale, African lion at the main gate. In addition to showing guests how they connect with animals and nature through art, Zoo staff members hope the exhibit will build a fondness among children for science, technology, engineering and math.
FREE with Zoo admission
Interested in Denver Zoo's LEGO Family Workshops?
Guests can use this map to find the LEGO sculptures located throughout Zoo, as well as help your child learn the basics of what plants and animals need from their environment. Each activity will challenge kids to use their cognitive, motor & sensory skills while they learn about hummingbirds, polar bears, snow leopards and more. Each sculpture will also be accompanied by a sign with additional information about that plant or animal. Have fun!
Focus your lens on Denver Zoo’s colorful creatures. Learn more about wildlife photography from the experts at Mike’s Camera. This three-day experience includes a class session, a visit to the zoo to test your skills and a follow-up critique to continue to improve your abilities.
Thursday, September 10, 6-8 p.m. - Lecture at Mike's Camera
Sunday, September 13, 7-10 a.m. - Photo Safari at Denver Zoo
Tuesday, September 15, 6-8 p.m. – Photo Critique at Mike's Camera
Enjoy complimentary loaner equipment from Mike’s Camera and test out the latest gear from your favorite manufacturers, including cameras and exotic telephoto lenses. Staff from Mike’s Camera will offer pointers and you can visit “Picture Points” throughout the Zoo to attach your camera to zoom lenses for great close-ups.
Visit Denver Zoo on September 19, to test drive a Toyota and receive FREE admission for two adults! This Toyota Safari Ride and Drive event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., will feature a variety of Toyota vehicles. If you're already a zoo member, test drive a Toyota and Your Neighborhood Toyota Stores will make a $30 donation to the Denver Zoo's Scholarship Fund.
Bring your stuffed animals and their kid caretakers to our second annual Teddy Bear Clinic on Saturday, September 19, presented in partnership with Children’s Hospital Colorado. Families can walk around the Zoo to different stations where volunteers and staff will provide “medical” procedures for stuffed animals while educating young guests about healthy habits. Guests will also learn about the excellent care zookeepers and veterinarians provide the animals here at the Zoo and get to meet Elbert, the Zoo and Children’s Hospital Colorado’s mascot, at the Zoo’s Explore the Shore Play Area, Presented by Children’s Hospital Colorado.
Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and their families are invited to Denver Zoo for a special after-hours event that meets scout requirements. Delve into the amazing adaptations of nocturnal animals as you watch the sunset and explore Denver Zoo at night. Learn about the zoo’s conservation efforts, discover fascinating facts about the animals and go wild for games and activity station created just for scouts! Scout Night also features up-close animal encounters, after-dark animal viewing with real night vision scopes, free carousel rides and train rides, crafts, entertainment and a 2015 Scout Night commemorative patch!
Check again soon for Program of Events.
$15 per person
Groups over 10 will receive a $ 1.00 discount per registrant