Creature Features & Classes

Young learners meet live animals and become scientists as they observe, question and seek answers.

Dates & Times

  • Available Monday through Friday, September through May
  • Program start times are 10 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Cost Per Student

Creature Feature

April – May (Peak): $7
September - March: $6

Animal Senses or Movin' and Groovin'

April – May (Peak): $8
September - March: $7

Program Information

Pre-K – K

Denver Zoo offers three field trip program options for our youngest learners.  These programs are recommended for preschool and kindergarten students. In these facilitated field trip learning experiences, students meet animal guests in our Zoo classrooms, explore key concepts that support relevant Colorado Academic Standards, and are empowered to become scientists as they observe, question and seek answers.

Creature Feature

30 minutes | 35 students maximum

With very special animal guests, let’s start learning about classification! What characteristics make animal groups unique, whether they’re amphibians, birds, invertebrates, mammals, or reptiles?

Animal Senses

1 hour | 35 students maximum

Discover how senses help animals to survive and meet their needs. Compare human senses to those of animals.

Movin' & Groovin'

1 hour | 35 students maximum

Discover how senses help animals to survive and meet their needs. Compare human senses to those of animals.

Chaperone Policy and Cost

Compliance with the chaperone policy is required to remain eligible for the discounted school group rates.

  • Every school group visiting Denver Zoo must have at least one adult per ten students, regardless of the students' ages. Schools who do not bring at least one adult per ten students will be charged the full price of admission.
  • Please be advised that there is a maximum ratio of one teacher/chaperone for every five students that may attend any scheduled programs.
  • Special needs providers are admitted free. Teachers and school staff are admitted at no charge. Other chaperones are charged at the discounted rate of $5.00 each.
  • We only accept ONE payment for the entire group.
  • All chaperones must enter the zoo at the same time as the group. Late arrivals will be required to pay the full price of admission or use their zoo memberships.

Reschedule and Cancellation Policy

Any education program(s) that need to be changed after being scheduled are subject to the following fees:

Reschedule Fee:

  • Less than 14 business days from your scheduled program date: $25.00 transfer fee AND 50% of total program cost.
  • More than 14 business days from your schedule program date: $25.00 transfer fee.

Cancellation Fee:

  • Less than 14 business days from your scheduled program date: 50% of total program cost.
  • More than 14 business days from your scheduled program date: No fee.

Please contact registration@denverzoo.org to cancel or reschedule a program at least two weeks prior to your scheduled visit. We cannot guarantee rescheduling will be possible.

* Please note: Access to Awe Scholarship Funds cannot be applied to cancellation fees or transfer fees.