Details

Price

$50/Guest

What

30-45 minute tour, including behind-the-scenes access with Denver Zoo's California sea lions.

Who

Guests 8 years of age and older

When

This program is typically offered in the fall and winter. Click on the 'register now' button for available dates and times.

Also Included

  • One digital group photo
  • Souvenir sticker

Sea Lion Encounter

Make a splash with these flippered friends

Things are about to get fishy! Have an up-close encounter with Denver Zoo’s fun flippered friends, the sea lions. During up-close encounters with sea lions and intimate conversations with animal care staff, watch as their personalities overshadow their fishy breath and find a way in to your heart. Please note that because of safety regulations, guests will not receive direct contact with the sea lions, but rather will get a closer look than public perspective allows with exclusive access and interactions.

Restrictions

  • This adventure is for guests 8 years of age and older.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paid participant that is 16 years of age or older.
  • Program fee does not include admission to Denver Zoo – admission tickets must be purchased separately.
  • Sea Lion meet and greet will occur rain or shine.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • There is limited access for service animals in the meet and greet area. Please call 720-337-1400 to confirm.

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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