Open every day of the year
Summer Hours (March 1 – October 31)
Admissions Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Grounds close at 6 p.m.
Ages 12-64: $17
Ages 65+: $14
Ages 3-11: $12
2 and Under: Free
2016 Free Days: 11/4, 11/7, 11/17
Grades 6 - 8
Bring Denver Zoo’s education resources to your class. Opportunities are available for early childhood education through 12th grade students to learn about standards-based science concepts through live animal interactions, biofacts (such as skin and bones) exploration and hands-on activities in their own classroom. All classes are aligned to current Colorado Academic Standards where appropriate.
Identify and compare the structures of various skulls to determine their functions for individual species.
Understand how scientists use inquiry skills to identify consumer categories (herbivore, carnivore, insectivore, omnivore) based on dentition.
Using scientific practices, observe skulls, collect data, and use dichotomous keys to identify a variety of animals based on their skulls.