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Denver Zoo is home to more than 4,000 animals representing 615 species and has championed more than 600 conservation and research projects in 60 countries.
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Summer Hours

Gates open 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Grounds close at 5 p.m.

Open year-round with the exception of Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

 

* STARTING MARCH 1: Early entry for members at 8:30 a.m. General public entry at 9 a.m.

 

2019 Free Days

Thursday, January 10
Friday, January 18
Saturday, January 19
Sunday, February 3

Monday, February 4
Monday, November 4
Friday, November 8

 

Please note that RTD bus stops at the Zoo entrance for both east and west bound buses (Route 32) will be closed through early March for installation of a new traffic light, but per RTD the other stops along E. 23rd Avenue between Colorado Boulevard and York Street will remain open.

Summer Pricing

General Admission

Adults (Ages 12-64) - $20
Seniors (Ages 65+) - $17
Children (Ages 3-11) - $14
Kids 2 and Under - FREE

 

Train & Carousel Pricing

Single Ride - $2 (Members), $3 (Non-Members)
10 Ride Punch Card - $15 (Members), $20 (Non-Members)

Discounted Tickets

Denver Zoo offers a $2 discount for Adults and Seniors and $1 off children in their group with one valid military ID. Denver Zoo offers a $2 discount for guests with a B-cycle membership, a current RTD transfer slip or an EcoPass.

Up-Close Animal Encounters

Date

April 23, 2019

Keeper Talk-African Penguin

Bird World

10:15 a.m.

Learn about penguins and the special care they receive while keepers hand-feed them their meals. Weather dependent.  

Keeper Talk-Tigers

The Edge

11:00 a.m.

Learn what makes each of our tigers unique and how we care for them at the Edge, our new, state of the art tiger habitat. Weather dependent.

Demonstration-Toyota Elephant Passage

Toyota Elephant Passage

11:30 a.m.

You may meet a big elephant, little elephant, or even a rhino. Regardless of who it is, you can expect an entertaining and educational show! Weather dependent.

Demonstration-Meet the Llamas

Be a Zookeeper Zone

12:00 p.m.

Learn what it takes to care for Jorge and Fernando as you interact with their keepers during their mid-day feeding. Weather dependent.

Demonstration-Toyota Elephant Passage

Toyota Elephant Passage

2:00 p.m.

You may meet a big elephant, little elephant, or even a rhino. Regardless of who it is, you can expect an entertaining and educational show! Weather dependent.

Demonstration-Africa's Greatest Predators

Pahali Ya Simba

2:00 p.m.

Get a closer look at how zookeepers work with lions, wild dogs and hyenas to monitor their health and keep their minds and bodies active and engaged.

Demonstration-Sea Lions

Northern Shores

2:30 p.m.

Learn more about the zoo's playful sea lions during this daily demonstration. Weather dependent.

Keeper Talk-African Penguin

Bird World

3:30 p.m.

Learn about penguins and the special care they receive while keepers hand-feed them their meals. Weather dependent.