Details

Price

$50/Guest

What

30-45 minute tour, including an opportunity to meet one of our rhinos.

Who

Guests 12 years of age and older.

When

This program is offered year-round rain or shine. Click on the 'register now' button for available dates and times.

Also Included

  • One digital group photo
  • Souvenir sticker

Rhino Encounter

Come mingle with these gentle giants!

Ever wondered what it feels like to touch two tons worth of muscle? Experience this and more as you get up close and personal with one of our rhinos. In this adventure, your host will guide you to our rhino exhibit, to meet with a keeper and learn what it takes to care for these thick skinned creatures. You’ll also have a chance to touch and scratch this gentle giant while it enjoys his mid-morning snack. They might look tough as a tank, however their calm and sweet nature will win you over.

Restrictions

  • This encounter is for guests 12 years of age and older.
  • Program fee does not include admission to Denver Zoo – admission tickets must be purchased separately.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paid participant that is 16 years of age or older.
  • This Up-Close Animal Encounter will occur rain or shine.
  • You must check in inside the Boettcher Welcome Center 15 minutes prior to the start time of your adventure. The exclusive nature of this experience makes joining the group late not possible.
  • This encounter is not recommended for guests with hay allergies or allergies to cats. Call for more information.
  • There is limited access for service animals in the Rhino Meet and Greet area. Please call 720-337-1400 for more information.

Reschedule Fee

  • Between 5 and 14 business days from your scheduled program date: $15.00 transfer fee per ticket.
  • Less than 5 days before the encounter, changes are not permitted and payment is non-refundable. A fee of 100% will be charged for a missed encounter.

Cancellation Fee

  • Between 5 and 14 business days from your scheduled program date: 50% of total program cost.
  • Less than 5 days before the encounter, changes are not permitted and payment is non-refundable. A fee of 100% will be charged for a missed encounter.

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A gift certificate for a Denver Zoo Up-Close Animal Encounter lets your special someone choose their unforgettable animal experience.