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May 2019


The Watering Hole: From Entertainment to Action!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

At 123 years young, Denver Zoo has seen a lot of changes since it was founded in 1896! Once, solely a menagerie to exhibit exotic animals, Denver Zoo has evolved into a champion for wildlife. We focus our daily efforts on animal care, conservation, ...

June 2019


International Ungulate Day

Saturday, June 1, 2019
All day event

Get to know our hoofed residents and find out what makes ungulates such a fascinating group of animals and how they shape our world! Download the Denver Zoo app for the full listing of special activities and zookeeper talks scheduled throughout the ...

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*Included in general admission

Breakfast with the Bachelors

Sunday, 6/9/19 & Sunday, 7/28/19 June 9 - July 28, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Wake up, elephant lovers! You won’t want to miss Denver Zoo’s premier event for all things elephant: Breakfast with the Bachelors. This pachyderm party is a super-limited event for our five bachelor elephants and a small group of their biggest ...


True Colors Safari

Saturday, June 15, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Celebrate Your YOUness with an adventure-packed evening at Denver Zoo! Whether it’s in the animal kingdom or your own community, we all thrive when our unique selves come together in beautiful harmony. After all, we’re each perfect exactly the ...

July 2019


The Watering Hole: TatZOO

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

For centuries, humans have expressed their connections to wildlife through tattoos and body art. Do you have a tattoo inspired by something in nature? Join us at TatZOO where we will explore these connections and take a deeper look at unique animal ...

September 2019


The Watering Hole

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

You’re in for a wild evening, with an insider perspective on how Denver Zoo cares for its animals here, and works to conserve their cousins around the world. Each lecture in the series will have a fun and unique theme, to be announced at a ...

October 2019


Enchanted Hollows

October 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 October 3 - 25, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

As basking light through the trees surrounding Denver Zoo fades at twilight, the darkness beckons you to return. The temperature cools and a forest comes alive with the nocturnal calls and stirring rustles of a shadowy world. Travel an eerie trail ...

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*Tickets are limited for each evening.

Taps and Tails

October 10th, 17th, & 24th, 2019 October 10 - 24, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

As the season brings a radiant display of new colors we invite you to Fall in love again with natural beauty while sipping on local ambers and IPAs. Please join us for a drink in this pop-up bier hall inside Denver Zoo featuring Colorado’s best ...

November 2019


Zoo Lights

Friday-Tuesday November 29 - December 31, 2019
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Zoo Lights is back for its 29th year, and sure to be bigger and better than ever! The holiday magic spans across over 70 acres, with more than two million lights, nightly entertainment, sweet treats, animal encounters and a Festival of Lanterns, ...

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Closed on Christmas, December 25.
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