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
Memorial Day Weekend kicks off an exciting summer season at Denver Zoo including special activities, shows and demonstrations. Guests will experience the ever-changing world of Denver Zoo and create memories to last a lifetime.
There’s an-otter otter swimming around Denver Zoo these days. The zoo recently welcomed a two-year-old male North American river otter named Ahanu (Ah-hah-new) to be a companion for long-time resident male Otto. The two were given the chance to get to know each other behind-the-scenes before they were moved to their exhibit in Northern Shores and are now getting along swimmingly. Visitors can see them cooling off in their watery home now!
Denver Zoo announced its new partnership with Frontier Airlines. With a recently contracted three year sponsorship agreement, the airline becomes the Exclusive Airline Sponsor of Denver Zoo, supporting animal preservation and conservation. In recognition of Frontier’s support, Denver Zoo is renaming its Bird World exhibit, “Bird World, Presented by Frontier,” in honor of all creatures that fly. Denver Zoo and Frontier unveiled the recognition at a press event today.
Prospective guests of Denver Zoo's 24th Annual Do At The Zoo on June 20 are invited to enjoy the event in style with a ticket to the VIP Party. Ticket holders of this event will kick off their night early with the opportunity to attend an exclusive party and fabulous fare not offered at the main event. Tickets for both the Do At The Zoo, presented by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, and its VIP Party are selling fast!
Denver Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of Blossom, the first gerenuk (Gair-uh-nook) ever to be born at the zoo. The female calf was born March 6 to mother, Layla, and father, Woody, and is the third generation female currently living in the gerenuk exhibit. The species is known to be shy and are expert hiders, but guests may be able to catch a glimpse of Blossom in her yard now, weather depending.
Denver Zoo is excited to partner with The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development in the creation of a special map to encourage learning through play. The seasonal activity map, developed for families with children ages one to six-years-old, will feature 20 different areas around the zoo for kids to find, explore and experience. Both organizations embrace the learning through play approach, and will launch new activities at the zoo that deliver a creative, fun and engaging learning environment.
Denver Zoo conservation biologists are studying the effects bison have on their ecosystem in northern New Mexico. This is one of several projects the zoo is undertaking as it takes over management of the Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge, near the small town of Watrous. The zoo's primary goals for Rio Mora are to pursue wildlife conservation and research, restore ecosystems and water flow, disseminate information to like minded individuals in the regions, and provide conservation education.
Tickets for Denver Zoo’s most anticipated summer event, the 24th Annual Do At The Zoo on June 20, are on sale now! Presented by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, the funds raised at this year’s event will be dedicated to the zoo’s groundbreaking sustainability programs. The evening is guaranteed to highlight Denver’s best restaurants and entertainment at one of wildest local venues.
Denver Zoo is deeply saddened to announce the death of "Tawny," a 15-year-old female South African lion. After conducting emergency exploratory surgery, Denver Zoo vets found several critical health issues from which Tawny would not be able to recover. Veterinary staff made the difficult decision to humanely euthanize her during the procedure on Wednesday, February 27 at Denver Zoo.
"This is always so difficult. We've had Tawny in our family since the opening of Predator Ridge in 2004. She was an excellent mom and guests voted her Mother of the Year in 2005," says Denver Zoo Curator of Large Mammals Hollie Colahan. "She was a wonderful animal and we will miss her very much."