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Winter Hours

Gates open 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Grounds close at 5 p.m.

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

 

* MEMBERS! Early entry has ended for the season-check back in the spring for exclusive hours!

 

2020 Free Days

Sunday, January 12
Saturday, January 18
Sunday, February 2
Thursday, April 9

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

 

Note: There are no Free Friday evenings per online Denver Post listing.


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.

Winter Pricing

General Admission

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.

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

December 12, 2019

cancelled

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.

Keeper Talk-Bears

Harmony Hill

12:00 p.m.

Stop by our new grizzly bear habitat, Harmony Hill, to discover what it takes to care for bears and how we can help keep bears wild.

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.

cancelled

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.  

Entertainment - Sing-a-Long

Train Deck

5:30 p.m.

Entertainment - First Light Tree Show

Harmony Hill

6:00 p.m.

Entertainment - Ice Carvers

General

6:00 p.m.

Entertainment - First Light Tree Show

Harmony Hill

6:30 p.m.

Keeper Talk-African Penguin

Bird World

6:30 p.m.

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

Keeper Talk-Tigers

The Edge

7:00 p.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.

Entertainment - First Light Tree Show

Harmony Hill

7:00 p.m.

Entertainment - Hula Hoop Dance Party

Primate Panorama

7:00 p.m.

Entertainment - First Light Tree Show

Harmony Hill

7:30 p.m.

Keeper Talk-El Pomar Village Hall

El Pomar Foundation Village Hall

7:30 p.m.

Keeper Talk-Pachyderms

Pachyderms

8:00 p.m.

Entertainment - First Light Tree Show

Harmony Hill

8:00 p.m.

Entertainment - First Light Tree Show

Harmony Hill

8:30 p.m.

Keeper Talk-Tropical Discovery

Tropical Discovery

8:30 p.m.