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DATE May 15 - 18, 2019

TIME 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

PRICE Included in general admission

AGES All ages


Bear Awareness Week

Celebrate North America’s bear species and Denver Zoo’s new grizzly bear habitat, Harmony Hill, during Bear Awareness Week! Learn how vital large mammals, like grizzly bears, are to our ecosystems, and why they need our help. Zookeepers and conservation partners from Colorado Parks and Wildlife will share important steps we can take to successfully coexist with bears here in Colorado and around the country. Learn how each of us can make a difference just by changing some basic practices when out in bear country and even in our own backyards to help keep bears wild and safe. Thank you to Teddy Grahams for sponsoring Bear Awareness Week at Denver Zoo!

*Included in general admission
Denver Zoo Bear Awarness Week 2019 Logos

Schedule of Activities at Harmony Hill Exhibit:


10am-2pm • Wednesday, May 15
Colorado Parks and Wildlife Station

10am-2pm • Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18
Teddy Grahams Station

Education Station: Coexisting with Bears

Bear Zookeeper Talk

Bear Zookeeper Talk

*All activities are included with Zoo admission and subject to change.

Tips for Having a Great Visit

  1. Come to the Zoo early! It’s a winning combo: many of our animals are more active right when we open, and our parking lot is decidedly less active! If you’re a member, take advantage of your early access and get that extra half hour here at the Zoo.
  2. Come to the Zoo late! After lunch, people tend to head home, which means 2 PM is a prime time to visit if you’d like to feel like you have the Zoo to yourself. But don’t come too late! Gates close at 4, and grounds close by 5 PM.
  3. Check out our daily schedule! One of the best ways to see our animals is to sit in on keeper talks and demonstrations. Check our page or app on the day you visit to see what we have in store.
  4. Get those discounts! We offer a $2 discount for guests with a B-cycle membership, a current RTD transfer slip or an EcoPass. Plus, you help the planet when you use public transportation. What’s better than that?
  5. Wear your walking shoes! We’re an 86-acre campus, so make sure you are dressed for comfort when you’re hoofing it around the exhibits.
  6. Have fun! Your admission is helping us care for our 3300 animals here as well as their counterparts in the wild.

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