Open every day of the year
Summer Hours (March 1 - Oct 31)
Admissions Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (8:30 a.m. for Members)
Grounds close at 6 p.m.
Ages 12-64: $15
Ages 65+: $12
Ages 3-11: $10
2 and Under: Free
2014 Free Days: 11/3, 11/14, 11/20
Find your favorites from the grill, including grilled burgers and foot-long hot dogs. During the summer months, this location becomes the Brown Bear BBQ and Smokehouse. Enjoy mouth-watering barbecue, featuring some of the finest hardwood-smoked meats and sausage links while enjoying a day at the Zoo. Beer is even available for the grownups in the group. A new picnic space has also been created to sit and enjoy the new bold, barbeque flavors.
Enjoy the canopy of trees in Primate Panorama while you taste the best of Colorado with locally sourced cuisine and beer. Conveniently located near the restrooms in Primate Panorama. Opens daily at 11 a.m. This location is weather permitting and/or seasonal.
A favorite treat reinvented. Try Dippin’ Dots ice cream beads to cool off on a hot day. Opens daily at 10:30 a.m. This location is weather permitting and/or seasonal.
Stop by for freshly popped kettle corn, soft-serve ice cream or a root beer float and enjoy the nostalgic Ox Cart photo opportunity – a family favorite for generations. Opens daily at 9:30 a.m. This location is weather permitting and/or seasonal.
Explore the flavors of Asia with noodle bowls, lettuce wraps and egg rolls. Kamala Café is next to the McGrath Family Amphitheater, allowing you to get a meal and watch one of the twice daily animal demonstrations in Toyota Elephant Passage. Opens daily at 10:30 a.m. This location is weather permitting and/or seasonal. This location also features men’s, women’s and family restrooms.
Start or finish your visit to Denver Zoo with a trip to Kibongi Market and Coffee Shop. Enjoy a pastry and your favorite Starbucks Coffee drink while shopping in the two-story gift shop. Located at the zoo’s main entrance, admission is not required to shop this unique store for baby gifts, toys, apparel and household accessories. Purchase your favorite animal plush to remember your zoo visit or support our conservation programs by selecting one of the items in our Global Goods collection. Opens daily at 9 a.m.
Dine on hand-tossed pizza, ice cream, garlic knot breadsticks and parmesan fries. Conveniently located next to Explore the Shores and the daily sea lion shows, this is an excellent location to grab some snacks, let your kids enjoy the play area and learn about the sea lions that call Denver Zoo home. Opens daily at 9:30 a.m. This location is weather permitting and/or seasonal. Restrooms are located in both Tropical Discovery and the giraffe barn.
Forgot something? We’ll make sure you are outfitted with all the necessities including water bottles, hats, sunscreen and cold beverages. This station is located next to Lorikeet Adventure and the restrooms in Primate Panorama. This location is weather permitting and/or seasonal.
Enjoy gourmet tastes at Samburu Grille, featuring handcrafted sandwiches, salads, pizza, tacos and more while enjoying the view of lions, hyenas and wild dogs exploring Predator Ridge. In addition to the traditional zoo treats, our head chef frequently creates daily specials that feature carefully crafted menu items that will let you know you have discovered a well-hidden dining delight. Opens daily at 9 a.m.
Pick up a favorite zoo snack with a quick stop to get soft-serve ice cream, popcorn and cotton candy at this convenient location next to Samburu Grille. Opens daily at 10:30 a.m. This location is weather permitting and/or seasonal.
Pick up a souvenir to remember your visit to Denver Zoo and Toyota Elephant Passage. With a variety of Asian-themed items and plush animals based on favorite animals from Toyota Elephant Passage, like elephants Bodhi or Groucho the elephants, you are sure to find something to remember your visit to the zoo. This location is weather permitting and/or seasonal.
Denver Zoo offers all the tools you need to have an excellent visit. Wagons, strollers and wheelchairs are available for rental just inside the main entrance to the zoo. Forgot something? We’ll make sure you are ready with all the necessities including water bottles, hats, sunscreen and umbrellas. This station is located next to Samburu Grille. This location is weather permitting and/or seasonal.