Plan Your Visit

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

March 1- Oct 31: Gates open 9 AM- 4 PM. Grounds close at 5 PM.
* MEMBERS! Early entry starts March 1 at 8:30 AM

Winter Hours are November 1- Feb 28: Gates open 10 a.m.- 4 p.m  Denver Zoo is open year-round with the exception of Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

2020 Free Days

Friday, January 10
Saturday, January 18
Sunday, February 2
Thursday, April 9

Tuesday, October 20
Tuesday, November 10
Saturday, November 14


Please note that RTD bus stops at the Zoo entrance for both east and westbound 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: March 1-Oct 31

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

Winter Admission, Nov 1-Feb 28

Adults (Ages 12-64) - $15; Seniors (Ages 65+) - $13; 
Children (Ages 3-11) - $10; Kids 2 and Under - FREE

 

Train & Carousel Pricing

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

4-D Theater Experience

General Admission - $5 (Members), $6 (Non-Members)

Value Package - $7 (Members), $9 (Non-Members)

Includes one 4D experience and two ride tickets that can be used at either the train or carousel.

Coronavirus Information

Denver Zoo is closed to the public until further notice to protect against exposure to coronavirus.

Help offset the cost of care for our animals during this time.

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 5, 2020

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.  

Enrichment-Giraffes

Giraffe House

10:45 a.m.

Enrichment-Andean Condor

Andean Condor Exhibit

10:45 a.m.

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.

Keeper Talk-Grizzly Bear

Harmony Hill

12:00 p.m.

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.

Enrichment-Flamingo

The Chapel

1:30 p.m.

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-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-Sea Lions

Northern Shores

2:30 p.m.

Join our superheroes of the sea in this daily demonstration. Weather dependent.

Enrichment-Reef Tank

Tropical Discovery

2:45 p.m.

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.