Denver Zoo Map


Are you looking for a more exclusive and in-depth look at Denver Zoo? If so, the Backstage Experience Junior is for you! 

Your private tour guide will escort you through our Education animal collection where you might touch a turtle, spend time with snakes, laugh with a kookaburra or be tickled by a tamandua’s tongue! Lots of up-close encounters wrap up with a fun feeding or training demonstration. Then it’s off to meet the stars of our summer Wildlife Show, where parrots, birds of prey, and mammals both prickly and cuddly will strut their stuff! When the entertainment wraps up there, you are free to enjoy the zoo at your leisure.

Your Backstage Experience Junior package also includes:

  • Admission to the zoo
  • One digital group photograph
  • Souvenir sticker


Adults and children who would love an insider’s look at some of the zoo’s most popular attractions!


Backstage Experience Junior availability is limited   This tour typically books one month in advance and only one experience can be offered on a given day. Please call to discuss availability.


Tour from 9:00−10:30 a.m., then enjoy the zoo at your leisure!


$95 per person. Zoo admission is included. Maximum group size is eight.

What to wear

Closed-toed shoes, a comfortable shirt and pants or shorts. Dress for the weather! Portions of the tour will be held outside regardless of weather conditions.

What to bring

Your signed confirmation sheet and a camera (photo opportunities will be provided).

How to register

Please call 720-337-1541 to register or for more information about the program.


  • A cancellation fee of 50 percent will be charged for cancelling with less than two weeks notice. A cancellation fee of 100 percent will be charged for a missed program. 
  • Guests under 16 must be accompaned by a paid participant that is 16 years of age or older. 
  • This experience is open to guests of all ages.  Please purchase a ticket for children ages 1 and older.  
  • Experience will occur rain or shine. 
  • You must check in inside the Boettcher Welcome Center 15 minuts prior to the start time of your experience.

Backstage Experience makes a great gift! Gift certificates are available. Call today!