The Denver Colorado Zoo is one of the many attractions that you will want to visit if you have some extra time while in Denver. The gate opening and closing hours of the zoo during the summertime, March 1 to October 31, are from 9 AM to 4 PM. The winter hours, November 1 to February 28, are from 10 AM to 4 PM. The zoo also provides various free days throughout the year and these days can be seen on the Denver Zoo webpage.
The admission prices are adults (12 – 64) $20, seniors (65+) $17, children (3 – 11) $14, and kids under 2 will get in free. You can also purchase tickets for the carousel or train ride. Each ticket is 3 dollars for non-members and 2 dollars for members. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online. Discounts are also offered for groups that have one valid military ID.
There are a variety of wonderful exhibits to see at the zoo and it may take you more than one visit to see all of these exciting exhibits. Some of the more popular exhibits include the Toyota Elephant Passage, Birds, Bear Mountain, Predator Ridge, Giraffe Encounter, Tropical Discovery, Northern Shores, and the Lorikeet Adventure. Of course, there are many other interesting exhibits to explore.
Each month the Denver Zoo offers exclusive events that may require reserving tickets. For example, in the month of August, 2018 the Zoo will have a Food Truck Safari: Caturday Night Fever. It is an awesome event that will help support the various cats in the Zoo such as tigers, lions and fishing cats. Visitors and guests will be able to enjoy scrumptious food from the various food trucks while at the same time taking in live disco music and live animal demos. There will be a cash bar available and every ticket will receive a complimentary Caturday Cocktail.
Another great event that will be held in the month of August 2018, is the Teddy Bear Clinic. This will provide an opportunity for your children to bring in their stuffed animals. The event is coordinated with the Children’s Hospital Colorado. It will allow families to stroll throughout the zoo to various stations where staff and volunteers will provide a variety of medical procedures for stuffed animals.
All in attendance will learn about the excellent care that veterinarians and zookeepers provide for the animals. You also get a chance to meet the Children’s Hospital and Zoo mascot, Elbert.