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Daily Schedule

All feeding times are approximate and subject to change. All shows and presentations are weather and staff dependent.

Entertainment-501st Legion
10 AM
3 PM
Conoco Zoo Gardens
Entertainment-Fairies
10 AM
12 PM
Carousel Meadows
Entertainment-Elbert the Bear
10 AM
2 PM
Northern Shores
Entertainment-Jack Sparrow
10 AM
12 PM
Primate Panorama
Feeding-African Penguin
10:15 AM
10:25 AM
Bird World
Learn about penguins and the special care they receive while keepers hand-feed them their meals. Weather dependent.  
Entertainment-Magic Rob
11 AM
12 PM
Wildlife Show
Shows-Toyota Elephant Passage
11:30 AM
11:40 AM
Toyota Elephant Passage
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.
Demonstration-Meet the Llamas
12 PM
12:10 PM
Be a Zookeeper Zone
Learn what it takes to care for Jorge and Fernando as you interact with their keepers during their mid-day feeding. Weather dependent.
Entertainment-Princesses
12 PM
2 PM
Primate Panorama
Entertainment-Fairies
12 PM
2 PM
Carousel Meadows
Entertainment-Juggler
12 PM
12:30 PM
Conoco Zoo Gardens
Entertainment-Princesses
12 PM
1 PM
Wildlife Show
Entertainment-Magic Rob
1 PM
2 PM
Wildlife Show
Shows-Wild Encounters
1:30 PM
1:40 PM
Wild Encounters
Get up-close with an Ambassador Animal and learn what makes them unique. In cold or inclement weather find us in Pahali ya Simba.    
Demonstration-Africa's Greatest Predators
2 PM
2:10 PM
Pahali Ya Simba
Get a closer look at how zookeepers work with lions, wild dogs and hyenas to monitor their health and keep their minds and bodies active and engaged.
Entertainment-Princesses
2 PM
3 PM
Wildlife Show
Entertainment-Juggler
2 PM
2:30 PM
Conoco Zoo Gardens
Shows-Toyota Elephant Passage
2 PM
2:10 PM
Toyota Elephant Passage
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.
Entertainment-Fairies
2 PM
4 PM
Carousel Meadows
Entertainment-Mermaid
2 PM
4 PM
Primate Panorama
Shows-Sea Lions
2:30 PM
2:40 PM
Northern Shores
Learn more about the zoo's playful sea lions during this daily demonstration. Weather dependent.
Keeper Talk-Tigers
3 PM
3:10 PM
The Edge
Learn what makes each of our tigers unique and how we care for them at the Edge, our new, state of the art tiger habitat. Weather dependent.
Feeding-African Penguin
3:30 PM
3:40 PM
Bird World
Learn about penguins and the special care they receive while keepers hand-feed them their meals. Weather dependent.  
Entertainment-Fairies
4 PM
5:30 PM
Carousel Meadows
Entertainment-Princesses
4 PM
5:30 PM
Primate Panorama

Programs & Events

DINOS! Live at Denver Zoo
Saturday
July 1 - 9:00 AM
- October 31 - 5:00 PM


 

JULY 1 - OCTOBER 31, 2017

Find out how dinosaurs measure up to our resident animals during DINOS! Live at Denver Zoo, brought to you by Your Hometown Toyota Stores. DINOS! features 21 dinosaurs around the zoo.  Perfect for all ages, this exhibit offers the chance to see these prehistoric creatures brought to life among the Zoo's animals.

*Included with daytime admission

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Supporting Sponsor
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DINOS! After Dark - Family Friendly
Friday
October 13 - 6:30 PM
- October 28 - 9:00 PM

EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY IN OCTOBER

October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28

Join us every Friday & Saturday night for some fall fun! The event will feature our newest jack-o-lantern sculptures, in addition to our traveling exhibit, DINOS! Live at Denver Zoo. There will also be added entertainment such as pumpkin carving, cultural performances and live shows!

Pricing ($2 online discount)

Non Members

  • Adults (Ages 12-64) $17
  • Children (Ages 3-11) $12
  • Seniors (Ages 65+) $14
  • 2 & Under are free

Members

  • Adults (Ages 12-64) $11
  • Children (Ages 3-11) $7
  • Seniors (Ages 65+) $9
  • 2 & Under are free

Start Halloween early! On October 27 & 28, there will be candy opportunities in addition to the nightly activities!

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Boo at the Zoo
Saturday
October 21 - 9:00 AM
- October 29 - 6:00 PM

October 21, 22, 28, 29

The 33rd annual Boo At The Zoo, presented by Your Hometown Toyota Stores, offers trick-or-treat stations and exciting family-friendly entertainment under the canopy of the beautiful fall foliage of Denver Zoo. Complete details about costume restrictions can be found under “additional information.”

*All activities are included in the price of daytime admission, or covered under your membership, as applicable.

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DINOS! After Dark – Ghouls & Goblins
Thursday
October 26 - 6:30 PM
- October 26 - 9:30 PM

ADULTS ONLY (21+)

Calling all ghouls & gals! DINOS! After Dark will feature new jack-o-lantern sculptures in addition to our traveling exhibit, DINOS! Live at Denver Zoo. Don’t forget to check out our beer garden, located in Conoco Zoo Gardens! A taster ticket is available which includes 10 samples in the beer garden.  The event will feature live entertainment, pumpkin carving, and more fall fun! End the night with a Dinosaur Sex Talk, presented by Dinosaur Ridge. Dressing up is encouraged!

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The Watering Hole: Brushes, Brews and Bison
Wednesday
November 8 - 6:30 PM
- November 8 - 9:30 PM

Sip and swirl your way through an evening of brushes, brews and bison at Denver Zoo’s next Watering Hole on November 8th! Paint a piece of art that shares YOUR bison conservation story in our version of the popular “canvas and cocktails” events. Get an inside perspective from Dr. Luis Ramirez, Denver Zoo’s Rocky Mountain Great Plains Director, about the Zoo’s critical role in grassland and bison conservation. Graze on light appetizers and imbibe in a selection of local beers (cash bar) while you paint with a purpose. This event is adults only, 21+. The evening will be hosted at the Zoo’s Norgren Hall; animals around various parts of the Zoo may not be seen.

*Cash bar and light appetizers will be provided
*One free drink included with ticket purchase

$40 members, $45 non-members
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Bunk with the Beasts - Wild Lights, Wild Winter
Saturday
November 18 - 6:00 PM
- November 19 - 10:00 AM

Family Overnight

Let your family be the first to experience a private evening of Zoo Lights before the events opening weekend. Together, you will enjoy dinner, hot cocoa, and crafts and activities to warm up throughout the evening that explore how animals adapt to winter habitats. Wake up to a warm breakfast and a before-hours private tour of the zoo. This bunk experience is a perfect way to celebrate the holiday season!

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Zoo Lights - Preview Weekend
Friday
November 24 - 5:30 PM
- November 25 - 9:00 PM

November 24 - November 25

Don’t miss the chance to preview the region’s premier light show a full week before it opens! At the Zoo Lights Preview Weekend, on November 24 and 25, get the first glimpse of glowing animal sculptures that swing through trees, jump across lawns hide in bushes and appear in places where they’re least expected. Zoo Lights will span through 60 acres of Denver Zoo's campus, and includes nightly entertainment, animal encounters and Santa meet-and-greets. Running December 1 until December 31, Zoo Lights is one of Denver’s most anticipated events, which is a great opportunity for folks of all ages to enjoy the holidays or kick off the New Year with family, friends and colleagues.

NOVEMBER 24 TICKETS

NOVEMBER 25 TICKETS

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Zoo Lights
Friday
December 1 - 5:30 PM
- December 31 - 9:00 PM

December 1 - December 31

Denver Zoo will be closed Christmas day (December 25)

Zoo Lights will span through 70 acres of Denver Zoo's campus, with nightly entertainment, animal encounters, Santa meet-and-greets and, of course, illuminated animal sculptures that swing through trees, jump across lawns hide in bushes and appear in places where they’re least expected. Running December 1 until December 31, is one of Denver’s most anticipated events, which is a great opportunity for folks of all ages to enjoy the holidays or kick off the New Year with family, friends and colleagues.

*Daytime admission (including membership) does not include Zoo Lights.
 

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Bunk with the Beasts - Zoo Year’s Eve
Sunday
December 31 - 6:00 PM
- January 1 - 10:00 AM

Child Only Overnight

Children are invited to celebrate New Year's Eve with a sleepover at Denver Zoo's Bunk with the Beasts adventure! They will explore Zoo Lights, and celebrate the New Year in a safe and fun environment, while parents get a night out on the town! The evening will include a pizza dinner, an evening snack and a warm morning breakfast.

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TROPICAL DISCOVERY ENCOUNTER

See what crawls, slithers and hops beneath the jungle canopy!
For lovers of reptiles, frogs and fish! Take a one of a kind look into Tropical Discovery, home to all things slithery, slimy and scaly. You'll be transported into an exotic rainforest habitat that is home to more than 300 species and visit two different behind the scenes areas.
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HIPPO ENCOUNTER

We're so hippo to see you!
Meet long time Denver Zoo resident Mahali the hippo during this up-close and personal experience.  Participants will have exclusive access to the outdoor hippo habitat in our new encounter space
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ELEPHANT ENCOUNTER

A trunk-ful of fun!
Get to know more about Denver Zoo’s beloved elephants while discovering a different side of Denver Zoo’s newest exhibit Toyota Elephant Passage. Participate in an elephant training session after their daily demonstration, and then go behind the scenes.
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GREAT APE ENCOUNTER

Discover who's really king of the jungle.
Begin your encounter with a walking history of Denver Zoo as you make your way to Primate Panorama. Then, discover the wild world of great apes firsthand from the keepers that care for these intelligent and charismatic animals.
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PENGUIN ENCOUNTER

No tuxedo required.
Are you passionate about penguins? Start your encounter with a guided tour through Bird World and get a behind-the-scenes peek at how Denver Zoo cares for hundreds of birds.
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BACKSTAGE EXPERIENCE JUNIOR ENCOUNTER

A hands-on experience for animal enthusiasts of all ages.
Your private tour guide will escort you through our Animal Ambassador collection where you might touch a turtle, spend time with snakes, laugh with a kookaburra or be tickled by a tamandua’s tongue!
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ANIMAL CARE AND TRAINING EXPERIENCE

A day in the life of a zookeeper.
Bring your enthusiasm for animals and your interest in learning about zoo keeping with you for this unique animal experience! Participants will meet a zookeeper from our education animal division and begin the day with behind the scenes tours.
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RHINO ENCOUNTER

Come mingle with these gently giants!
Rhino Encounters will be back in the fall of 2017. Please check back then, or fill out this form and we'll send you a reminder when it becomes available.