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
Denver Zoo’s professional educators and dedicated volunteers provide rich experiences and animal programs that create defining moments. Every year, Denver Zoo inspires more than two million people to respect, value and care for the natural world through animal shows, classes, camps, volunteer stations, guided tours, themed exhibits and up-close animal encounters.
Denver Zoo provides face-to-face opportunities to forge emotional connections to animals. These experiences spark powerful life-long memories and are the foundation for future empathy and conservation action. Denver Zoo’s education department targets these connections and encourages our participants to love and value animals at the zoo and around the world.
A personal connection with a zoo animal motivates guests to discover more and links them to wild populations. A love for an animal in Denver Zoo’s care promotes the desire to learn more and discover how to help wildlife and protect wild places.
Every Denver Zoo guest helps animals just by visiting. Through engaging experiences and conversations, education staff and volunteers share a spectrum of actions visitors can undertake to support the care for zoo animals and help protect wildlife around the world.
The path to fulfilling Denver Zoo’s mission lies in successfully engaging guests, inspiring their connections with animals, and motivating them to take conservation actions. Ultimately, these are the goals of every zoo education program at the zoo and in the community.