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To start, Denver Zoo's conservation efforts, some 600 projects here and in the wild, are impressive. "We value all animals, big and small, from all over the world. We envision a world where all people... Read More
To start, Denver Zoo's conservation efforts, some 600 projects here and in the wild, are impressive. "We value all animals, big and small, from all over the world. We envision a world where all people appreciate, respect and conserve animals and their habitats globally." Supporting the zoo helps fund that vision and mission--and you can do it while enjoying a day with friends, family and an assortment of cool creatures. In addition to strolling past bears, birds, big cats, hyenas, monkeys and more, you can get up close with zoo residents via behind-the-scenes tours and experiences. Depending on the season, there are meet-and-greets with rhinos, hippos and Komodo dragons; encounters with penguins, elephants and great apes; and a backstage experience offering access to zookeepers and animals. Any given year, new residents are born at the zoo, always an event to celebrate.
- Summer (Mar - Nov): Daily 9am-5pm
- Winter (Nov - Feb): Daily 10am-4pm
- Summer (12-64) $12; Senior (65+) $9; Child (3-11) $7; Child (2 and under) Free
Winter (12-64) $9; Senior (65+) $7; Child (3-11) $5; Child (2 and under) Free
- Best Attractions & Activities: "During the holidays, the zoo's Zoo Lights extravaganza is one of Denver's most beloved traditions of the season--and a don't miss experience for all ages."
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: It's been part of Denver since 1896, when a black bear was donated to the city. Today, its conservation efforts protect creatures great and small.