Open every day of the year
Summer Hours (March 1 – October 31)
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
2016 Free Days: 11/4, 11/7, 11/17
Looking for ways to take your event to the next level? Denver Zoo offers several options to enhance and enrich your event from animal encounters to rides on the Conservation Carousel and a variety of guest souvenirs.
Give your guests a special meet and greet with some of Denver Zoo’s wild inhabitants. A variety of animals can be added to your guest list for a personal visit with your group. Availability is limited.
$250 for 2 Zoo volunteers and 4 animal ambassadors
*Due to animal availability, we cannot grant specific animal requests. Animal visitors may include any of the following:
PLEASE NOTE: Live animal demonstrations are not available during Zoo Light events.
Enjoy an exclusive presentation featuring a Denver Zoo elephant and their zookeeper. Your group will get to learn about the largest living land mammal in the world in this up-close, private demonstration.
Seated Capacity: 450 Guests
* Please note this can only be rented during a Zoo buyout or if your event is located in the Toyota Elephant Passage Zone.
Add a private, behind-the-scenes close-up experience with the lions, hyenas or wild dogs to your event. Find out how zookeepers monitor their health and keep them engaged and active every day.
Standing Capacity: 60
* Please note this can only be rented during a Zoo buyout or if your event is located in the Conoco Zoo Gardens/Norgren Hall/Samburu Patio Zone
Enjoy a private performance of Denver Zoo’s Sea Lion Show. Your guests will get to watch these playful pinniped predators strut their stuff for the crowd.
Standing Capacity: 150
* Please note this can only be rented during a Zoo buyout or if your event is located in the Northern Shores Zone.
Please note the carousel can only be rented during a Zoo buyout or if your event is located in the Conoco Zoo Gardens Zone or Primate Panorama zone and is rented first come first serve if both zones are rented.
Make sure to ask about zoomazing giveaways for your guests. Our Kibongi Market offers a wide variety of unique gifts from jewelry to gift baskets and much more and will be sure to delight all of your guests. Don’t forget to add on creature cash for your event. Guests can use creature cash to purchase food items, Lorikeet Adventure nectar, souvenirs and rides on the train and carousel. Please call our Catering Department at 720-337-1472 for more information.
What unzoosual things can you find? We will send you off in the zoo to hunt and gather clues. We provide the clue sheets, pencils and a prize to be awarded to the wise owls who find them the quickest. Hunts are made to be done in teams and all materials are distributed the day of your event. Hunts generally run between 1-1.5 hours to complete.
Rate: $1.50 per person