Details

Price

$75/Guest

What

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

Who

Guests 12 years of age and older.

When

This program is currently offered in March and April, and will resume in the fall. 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 he enjoys one of his favorite snacks. They might look tough as a tank, however their calm and sweet nature will win you over. This experience only occurs outdoors. If Denver Zoo is experiencing conditions that prevent the experience from occurring safely (which may include snow, ice, or extreme cold), participants will be notified by 12:00 p.m. on the day of the encounter. In the event of a cancellation, efforts will be made to reschedule you to a later date.

Restrictions

  • This experience only occurs outdoors. If Denver Zoo is experiencing conditions that prevent the experience from occurring safely (which may include snow, ice, or extreme cold), participants will be notified by 12:00 p.m. on the day of the encounter. In the event of a cancellation, efforts will be made to reschedule you to a later date.
  • Denver Zoo reserves the right to re-route or cancel any tour due to animal health or safety concerns. In the event of cancellation, efforts will be made to reschedule you on a later date.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • All participants MUST have a paid ticket to take part in the encounter. Guests who have not purchased tickets will NOT be permitted to accompany paid participants for any part of the experience.
  • This encounter is not recommended for guests with hay allergies. Call for more information.
  • There is limited access for service animals in the Rhino Encounter 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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