Secret Science Days

Did you know that everything we do at the Zoo to care for our animals involves science? Uncover the secret science animal care professionals use every day as they care for our 4,000 wild residents!
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Dates & Times

Secret Science Days are offered on a limited number of dates each school year!

Explore at your own pace, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Currently registering for:
• November 30
• February 13
• March 7
• March 21

Cost Per Student

April – May (Peak): Not available

September - March: $8

Explore. Engage. Explain.

K-5th Grades

Did you know that everything we do at the Zoo to care for our animals involves science? Uncover the secret science animal care professionals use every day as they care for our 4,000 wild residents!

Spark your student’s interest in science as you explore real world animal care challenges in this special discovery day at Denver Zoo. Secret Science Day maps lead students throughout the Zoo to gain an insider view into ways that keepers, veterinarians, nutritionists, trainers and exhibit designers meet the challenges of caring for our wild family.

Zoo staff and volunteers will help your students uncover the inside workings of Denver Zoo, encourage them to make observations at exhibits, discuss ideas with their peers, and share what they’ve learned. The more they engage, the more they discover – including tips on where to see exciting shows and demonstrations, interact with keepers and vets, and meet live animals up close!

CHAPERONE POLICY AND COST

Compliance with the chaperone policy is required to remain eligible for the discounted school group rates.

  • Every school group visiting Denver Zoo must have at least one adult per ten students, regardless of the students' ages. Schools who do not bring at least one adult per ten students will be charged the full price of admission.
  • Please be advised that there is a maximum ratio of one teacher/chaperone for every five students that may attend any scheduled programs.
  • Special needs providers are admitted free. Teachers and school staff are admitted at no charge. Other chaperones are charged at the discounted rate of $5.00 each.
  • We only accept ONE payment for the entire group.
  • All chaperones must enter the zoo at the same time as the group. Late arrivals will be required to pay the full price of admission or use their zoo memberships.

*Scholarships are available through Denver Zoo’s Access to Awe Scholarship Fund. Please apply for financial assistance online instead of registering above; registration will be completed upon award of scholarship. For information on Access to Awe, click here.