Ed-venture Treks

Students are immersed in Denver Zoo’s living classroom as they explore faraway animals, cultures, and ecosystems through the lens of Toyota Elephant Passage.

DATES & TIMES

  • Available Monday through Friday, September through May
  • Program start times are 10:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Cost

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

Program Information

3rd – 5th grades

Zoo educators lead students on a trek through the exhibit, incorporating hands-on inquiry, up-close animal observations, and guided discovery that supports the development of science skills.

Animals around the World

3rd – 4th Grade

1 hour; 35 students maximum, 15 students minimum
Journey through tropical Asia, as you discover how animals influence culture and contribute to a region’s uniqueness. Supports CAS Third Grade Social Studies 2.2

A Trek through the Tropics

4th – 5th Grade

1 hour; 35 students maximum, 15 students minimum
Investigate how Asian tropical ecosystems are similar to and different from other ecosystems around the world, including those in Colorado. Supports CAS Fourth Grade Science 2.1 & 2.3

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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 for Ed-venture Treks, there is a maximum ratio of one teacher/chaperone for every ten students that may attend the program, to keep group sizes manageable as we tour. We ask additional adults enjoy the zoo on their own and meet up with the group after the tour.
  • 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.