Our event specialists treat you as the “mane” attraction and cater to your needs by offering amazing experiences, distinctive menus and a beautiful atmosphere, making every event remarkable.

Vendor Partners

Our preferred Denver Zoo partners are listed below and we recommend them for use with private events, if needed.

Event Policies

The gnitty gritty about having your event at Denver Zoo.

Fun Occasions


Looking for a great way to experience the Denver Zoo to celebrate your child’s birthday? Check out the Denver Zoo’s Zoo It Yourself Birthday package! This all-encompassing, do-it-yourself package allows you flexibility in your day to enjoy the Denver Zoo at your own pace. Great for all ages, your package will include tickets to the Zoo as well as some of our most popular attractions.

Zoo It Yourself Birthday package includes:

  • Complimentary admission for the birthday child
  • 9 children admission passes •2 adult admission passes
  • 12 attraction tickets valid for either the train or carousel
  • 10 Lorikeet nectar feeding vouchers (March 2 - October 31) OR 10 Hot Chocolate in a collectable mug vouchers (November 1 - March 1)
  • 10 scavenger hunts
  • 1 birthday gift
* Please note that Attractions (Train, Carousel and Lorikeets) are weather dependent. Be sure to check with Boettcher Welcome Center upon your arrival to confirm times and what attractions are open.
* The Zoo recommends having 1 chaperone per 5 children. Starting from $300.


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


If you receive an RSVP from a super cute giraffe, an amazingly hungry tiger and a tuxedo wearing sea lion couple, you know your wedding will not soon be forgotten.  RSVP to find out how we can arrange the most beautiful, awe inspiring and imaginative wedding that will leave your guests in amazement.  Just be sure the lorikeet does not catch the bouquet.  You may never see it again.


If it is that time of year again for the big family reunion that you have been dreading since the last boring one, let our over 80 acres and 4,000 animals provide a backdrop to a new kind of reunion.  Rent our private indoor event space or gorgeous giraffe meadow and enjoy our incredible food, vast array of unique experiences and end the reunion with a family carousel picture.  Imagine you and the entire family poised on our carousel for that one-of-a-kind lasting memory.

family roasting marshmallows

zoo lights buyout nights

Ever thought of renting out the entire Zoo for your very own Zoo Lights party?  Private buyout preview nights are now available for 2019.  You can invite 1,000 or more of your friends or coworkers to enjoy the magic of Zoo lights before it opens to the public.  For more information and pricing, contact our sales team at

Zoo Lights Holiday

Zoo Lights provides the perfect backdrop for holiday celebrations. Come and experience a light safari with more than 60 brilliantly-illuminated acres of lights, featuring more than 150 animated animal sculptures that swing through trees, jump across lawns, hide in bushes and appear in places where they’re least expected. As part of the event rental package, you will receive a private room and admission to Zoo Lights.

All facilities are located inside the Gates Center and are decorated for the holidays. Norgren Hall is our main indoor facility with large floor to ceiling windows and provides a spectacular view of our millions of twinkling lights.

The Studios are adjacent to the hall and are ideal for smaller gatherings.  They are also decorated for the holidays and can be rented for groups from 40 to 80 people or rented for additional space to Norgren Hall.

Ask about our private buyout nights.   A limited number of dates are now available for a 2019 preview buyout night.  Experience the magic of Zoo Lights with 1,000 or more of your coworkers and friends before it opens to the public.

Contact the Sales and Hospitality 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