A gift certificate for a Denver Zoo Up-Close Animal Encounter lets your special someone choose their unforgettable animal experience.
45 minute tour, including an opportunity to meet one of our rhinos.
Guests 12 years of age and older.
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.
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.