Creature Features

for Families and Seniors

Programs that celebrate the wonder and awe of animals, in up-close and hands-on experiences appropriate for smaller mixed-age groups or seniors. We may bring animals from as close as Colorado, to as far as Australia!
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Dates & Times

Creature Feature: Family: Dates and start times vary, according to your scheduling needs and our availability. Programs are offered year round, seven days a week. Programs are 30 minutes in length.

Creature Feature: Senior: Offered year-round on Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Programs are 45 minutes in length.

Cost

Within SCFD: $150/first class, $75 for each additional consecutive class.

Outside of SCFD: Minimum of two programs booked- $315/two programs, $75 for each consecutive program.

Program Information

Creature Features: Family

All ages | 30 minutes

An experience for animal lovers of all ages. Encounter animals up-close to learn about their adaptations for survival, natural habitat, and classification.

Creature Features: Senior

Adults | 45 minutes

Live touchable animals, incredible bio-facts (animal skins and bones) and dynamic presenters create one-of-a-kind sensory experiences for the senior community. These programs are for audiences such as residents of nursing homes, senior centers, assisted-living facilities, and independent living retirement communities.

Additional Information

Due to the nature of live animals, Denver Zoo Outreach cannot guarantee which animals are at any program. Animals in programs may eat nuts. Be aware of allergies.

Denver Zoo Outreach space requirements:

  • Ground level or elevator access.
  • An unloading and parking area close to the program location, with access for a rolling cart.
  • At least 1 large table (6-8 feet preferred).
  • An adult staff representative in the room during the program to provide any assistance needed.
  • No other activities during both setup and presentation.
  • No food or drink.
  • No other animals.
  • Presenter will arrive 15-30 minutes prior to program start time to set up.
  • Programs should take place indoors unless otherwise arranged during registration.

Registration

  • Please register on-line. If you have registration questions, please call 720-337-1468 or email outreach@denverzoo.org.
  • Requested dates are not guaranteed until confirmed by Denver Zoo.
  • Please register at least THREE weeks in advance of earliest desired program date.
  • Payment is required at least THREE weeks in advance of program date.
  • Maximum of 30 participants per program. If you have more than this, you will be charged for another program.
  • Consecutive programs should take place in the same location.
  • Layovers of over 1 hour between consecutive programs are not permitted.
  • Programs canceled or rescheduled with less than three weeks’ notice before the scheduled program date will be charged 50% of the total cost.  Denver Zoo Access to Awe Funds do not apply to any cancellation fees.