Details

Price

$50/Guest

What

45 minute tour, including behind-the-scenes access to reptiles, amphibians and fish.

Who

Guests 5 years of age and older.

When

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

Also Included

  • One digital group photo
  • Souvenir sticker

Tropical Discovery Encounter

See what crawls, slithers and hops beneath the jungle canopy

This encounter is for lovers of reptiles, frogs, and fish! Take an exclusive visit to Tropical Discovery, home to all things slithery, slimy, and scaly. You will be transported into an exotic rainforest habitat that is home to more than 300 species of animals. Keepers will escort you to two different behind the scenes areas—outside the Komodo dragon exhibit for a face-to-face visit with one of the large lizards, and a second area that is the keeper's choice! You may get a bird’s eye view into our 16,000 gallon Pacific Reef habitat, have the opportunity to meet a frog thought to be extinct in the wild, or get a sneak peek into the venomous snake room. Each experience is different, so an adventurous attitude is recommended!

Restrictions

  • This encounter is open to guests 5 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 registration does not include admission to Denver Zoo – admission tickets must be purchased separately.
  • Tropical Discovery 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 behind the scenes nature of this experience makes joining the group late not possible.
  • There is limited access for service animals in the behind-the-scenes areas of Tropical Discovery. 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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