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Daily Schedule

All feeding times are approximate and subject to change. All shows and presentations are weather and staff dependent.

African Penguin Feeding
10:15 AM
10:25 AM
Bird World
Learn about penguins and the special care they receive while keepers hand-feed them their meals. Weather dependent.  
Sea Lion Show
10:30 AM
10:40 AM
Northern Shores
Learn more about the zoo's playful sea lions during this daily demonstration. Weather dependent.
Wildlife Show
10:45 AM
10:55 AM
Wildlife Show
Birds fly freely over your head in this engaging and inspiring presentation showcasing what it takes to train the animals' show behaviors.
Toyota Elephant Passage Demonstration
11:30 AM
11:50 AM
Toyota Elephant Passage
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.
Meet the Llamas
12 PM
12:10 PM
Be a Zookeeper Zone
Learn what it takes to care for Jorge and Fernando as you interact with their keepers during their mid-day feeding. Weather dependent.
Wild Encounters
12 PM
12:15 PM
Wild Encounters
Get nose to nose with an Ambassador Animal and learn what makes them unique.  
Wild Encounters
1 PM
1:15 PM
Wild Encounters
Get nose to nose with an Ambassador Animal and learn what makes them unique.  
Wildlife Show
1:30 PM
1:40 PM
Wildlife Show
Birds fly freely over your head in this engaging and inspiring presentation showcasing what it takes to train the animals' show behaviors.
Toyota Elephant Passage Demonstration
2 PM
2:20 PM
Toyota Elephant Passage
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.
Africa's Greatest Predators
2 PM
2:15 PM
Pahali Ya Simba
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.
Sea Lion Show
2:30 PM
2:40 PM
Northern Shores
Learn more about the zoo's playful sea lions during this daily demonstration. Weather dependent.
Amur Tiger Demonstration
3 PM
3:10 PM
The Edge
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.
African Penguin Feeding
3:30 PM
3:40 PM
Bird World
Learn about penguins and the special care they receive while keepers hand-feed them their meals. Weather dependent.  
Pelican Feeding
4:30 PM
4:40 PM
Pelican Feeding
Meet an American white pelican while keepers feed him his afternoon meal.

Programs & Events

DINOS! Live at Denver Zoo
Saturday
July 1 - 9:00 AM
- October 31 - 5:00 PM


 

JULY 1 - OCTOBER 31, 2017

Find out how dinosaurs measure up to our resident animals during DINOS! Live at Denver Zoo, brought to you by Your Hometown Toyota Stores. DINOS! features 21 dinosaurs around the zoo.  Perfect for all ages, this exhibit offers the chance to see these prehistoric creatures brought to life among the Zoo's animals.

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International Tiger Day
Saturday
July 29 - 9:00 AM
- July 29 - 5:00 PM

Celebrate Denver Zoo's resident Amur tigers and tigers all over the world! Find out what you can do to help these awe inspiring and endangered animals.

*Included in regular admission

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DINOS! Prehistoric Party
Saturday
July 29 - 6:30 PM
- July 29 - 9:00 PM

Come celebrate the opening of our newest traveling exhibit, DINOS! Live at Denver Zoo, brought to you by your Hometown Toyota Stores at DINOS! Prehistoric Party, offered every Saturday night in July. Visit these 21 life-size animatronic dinosaurs after the sun goes down while enjoying additional family-friendly entertainment, such as craft stations, animal demonstrations, fruit carving and more!

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Comedy Night
Thursday
August 3 - 6:00 PM
- August 3 - 9:30 PM

Join the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers for our 17th annual Comedy Night! The event hosted at Denver Zoo will be a night of laughs and entertainment that you won’t want to miss! Net proceeds from this event will support the chapter.

Enjoy a buffet dinner, beer, wine, and spirits while visiting with Denver Zoo Animal Ambassadors and bidding on one-of-a-kind items at our silent auction. Entertainment will include a photo booth, a live auction, and a live comedian!

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World Elephant Day
Saturday
August 12 - 9:00 AM
- August 12 - 5:00 PM

Stand tall with Denver Zoo in support of elephant conservation and find out how you can support elephants in the wild from right here at home.

*Included in regular admission

Download the Denver Zoo app
to learn more about our animal residents!

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The Watering Hole: Mating, Dating and Copulating
Thursday
August 17 - 6:30 PM
- August 17 - 9:00 PM

Welcome to the kinky animal kingdom! Join us for a titillating night exploring animal courtship, breeding behaviors and the lowdown on programs zoos lead to ensure genetic diversity and healthy animal populations.

A “down and dirty” scavenger hunt will lead you to stations throughout the Zoo to get an insider’s perspective of our on-site animal care programs and field conservation work.

Spend some time with our animals and staff to learn more about how Denver Zoo does it “wild style.”  With a mixture of animal science and sexy talk, we guarantee to put you in the mood for fun. At the end of the evening, hear from an expert in animal behavior.

Ages 21+. Cash bar and light appetizers provided.

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Scout Night - DINOS! Live at Denver Zoo
Saturday
September 30 - 6:30 PM
- September 30 - 9:30 PM

Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and their families are invited to Denver Zoo for a special after- hours event that meets scout requirements. This year scouts can enjoy after-hours access to our new temporary exhibit, Dinos! Live at Denver Zoo. Explore the Zoo to discover what amazing adaptations dinosaurs and present-day animals have in common. Discover fascinating facts about the animals and go wild for games and activity stations created just for scouts! Scout Night also features up-close animal encounters, free carousel rides, crafts, entertainment, and a 2017 Scout Night commemorative patch!

This event may sell out, so get your tickets early!

Scout Night program of activities will be available online by late summer

Cost:

$15 per person
Groups over 10 will receive a $ 1.00 discount per registrant

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The Watering Hole: Adult Lecture Series - October
Wednesday
October 18 - 6:30 PM
- October 18 - 9:00 PM

Spend the evening mingling with animal experts, animal lovers and animal friends to get a wild, insider perspective on how Denver Zoo cares for its animals. This is an ADULT ONLY event.

*Cash bar and light appetizers will be provided

Tickets go on sale one month prior to the event.

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TROPICAL DISCOVERY ENCOUNTER

See what crawls, slithers and hops beneath the jungle canopy!
For lovers of reptiles, frogs and fish! Take a one of a kind look into Tropical Discovery, home to all things slithery, slimy and scaly. You'll be transported into an exotic rainforest habitat that is home to more than 300 species and visit two different behind the scenes areas.
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HIPPO ENCOUNTER

We're so hippo to see you!
Meet long time Denver Zoo resident Mahali the hippo during this up-close and personal experience.  Participants will have exclusive access to the outdoor hippo habitat in our new encounter space
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ELEPHANT ENCOUNTER

A trunk-ful of fun!
Get to know more about Denver Zoo’s beloved elephants while discovering a different side of Denver Zoo’s newest exhibit Toyota Elephant Passage. Participate in an elephant training session after their daily demonstration, and then go behind the scenes.
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GREAT APE ENCOUNTER

Discover who's really king of the jungle.
Begin your encounter with a walking history of Denver Zoo as you make your way to Primate Panorama. Then, discover the wild world of great apes firsthand from the keepers that care for these intelligent and charismatic animals.
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PENGUIN ENCOUNTER

No tuxedo required.
Are you passionate about penguins? Start your encounter with a guided tour through Bird World and get a behind-the-scenes peek at how Denver Zoo cares for hundreds of birds.
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BACKSTAGE EXPERIENCE JUNIOR ENCOUNTER

A hands-on experience for animal enthusiasts of all ages.
Your private tour guide will escort you through our Animal Ambassador collection where you might touch a turtle, spend time with snakes, laugh with a kookaburra or be tickled by a tamandua’s tongue!
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ANIMAL CARE AND TRAINING EXPERIENCE

A day in the life of a zookeeper.
Bring your enthusiasm for animals and your interest in learning about zoo keeping with you for this unique animal experience! Participants will meet a zookeeper from our education animal division and begin the day with behind the scenes tours.
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RHINO ENCOUNTER

Come mingle with these gently giants!
Rhino Encounters will be back in the fall of 2017. Please check back then, or fill out this form and we'll send you a reminder when it becomes available.

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