Open every day of the year
Summer Hours (Mar 1 - Oct 31)
Admissions Open 9am to 5pm
Grounds close at 6pm
Ages 12-64: $17
Ages 65+: $14
Ages 3-11: $12
2 and Under: Free
2017 Free Days:
11/3, 11/6, 11/16
Our classrooms have no walls! In this program for children, ages 2-5 and an accompanying adult, we explore among the trees and rocks of Woodland Gardens, in the grass and puddles of Carousel Meadows and much more. So grab your rubber boots, put on your explorer’s hat and join us for fun with animals and nature!
Experience Denver Zoo through the eyes of your child as together you take part in play-based activities and science investigations, meet animals up close, and explore the zoo. We’ll help you cultivate lifelong connections between your child and the natural world!
Programs are structured for children and adults to participate together. Children should be ages 2-5. Please do not bring siblings outside the age range - including infants.
Classes may be cancelled due to low registration. You will be contacted 3 days in advance if a class or program is cancelled.
Program Themes – Discover something new in each session!
Explore how we, animals and children, use our senses to investigate our environment.
Discover how animals grow and change and how they can be very similar or very different from us!
Can you hop, run, walk, and crawl? In this series children will explore, play, and pretend as they discover different ways animals move.)
Join us as we discover the rainbow of color that is all around us at Denver Zoo!
A three-part look at how animals survive and thrive in winter!
A three part look at what different animals eat and how it compares to our meals!
A two-part look at special jobs at Denver Zoo!