event enhancements


Your guests can also be treated to a variety of enhancements and upgrades to your daytime and after hours events.  If you don't see what you're looking for, just ask.

  • Unlimited carousel rides, $500

  • Unlimited train rides, $500

  • 4D theatre experience, $500

  • Face Painting (hourly), $250

  • Caricature Artist (hourly), $250

  • Sea Lion show, $2,000

  • Tiger demonstration, $750

  • Tiger zip-line feeding, $750

  • Elephant show, $750

  • VW photo bus, $2,000

  • Early zoo access, $250-$750

Event enhancements may or may not be available for daytime and after hours events.  Some restrictions may apply.  Please check with your sales representative for more information and availability.

Event Upgrades

Looking for ways to take your event to the next level? Denver Zoo offers a variety of options to enhance and enrich your event from animal encounters to rides on the Conservation Carousel.


You may meet a big elephant, little elephant, or even a rhino. Regardless of who it is, you can expect an entertaining and educational show! Weather dependent.

Price: $750

Private elephant demonstrations only available after-hours.  Seats up to 400 guests.


(Daytime or After Hours Events)

Colorful, fanciful and stunning facial designs, hand painted by Denver’s highly talented and creative face and caricature painters. Delighting up to 30 children and adults alike per hour.  Starting from $250 per hour (2-hour minimum)


(After Hours Events)

Take a ride on the Wild Side! Climb aboard the Pioneer Train at Denver Zoo. Perfect for families with little ones, the train offers a quick trip around the zoo’s carousel meadow filled with beautiful lush foliage, under the shade of 100-year-old trees. Hop aboard and enjoy seeing our American and Chilean flamingos and other waterfowl just outside the zoo’s Primate Panorama exhibit. Denver Zoo’s Pioneer Train is the first natural gas-powered zoo train in any zoo in the United States. You can also take a trip around the animal world on Denver Zoo’s Endangered Species Carousel! It features hand-carved wooden replicas of some of Denver’s most popular residents including a polar bear mom and cubs, giraffes, okapi and baby gorilla.  Rates from $500 each (unlimited after-hours rides)


(After Hours Events)

Add a private, behind-the-scenes close-up experience with the lions, hyenas or wild dogs to your event. Find out how zookeepers monitor their health and keep them engaged and active every day.  Rate: $750 (Standing capacity: 60)

Contact the Sales Team

We look forward to hosting your next event at the Denver Zoo.  Feel free to contact us and we’ll be with you shortly.

Phone:  720.337.1442