Zoo Ed-venture Treks

Students are immersed in Denver Zoo’s living classroom as they explore faraway animals, cultures and ecosystems through the lens of Toyota Elephant Passage. Zoo educators lead students on a trek through the exhibit, incorporating hands-on inquiry, up-close animal observations, and guided discovery that supports the development of science skills.

Program Information

Zoo Ed-Venture Treks (hybrids of guided tours and classes) 

Animals around the World (3rd-4th)

​1 hour; 35 students maximum, 15 students minimum 

Journey through tropical Asia as you discover how animals influence culture and contribute to a region’s uniqueness. Supports CAS Third Grade Social Studies 2.2

A Trek through the Tropics (4th-5th)

​1 hour; 25 students maximum, 15 students minimum

Investigate how Asian tropical ecosystems are similar to and different from other ecosystems around the world, including those in Colorado. Supports CAS Fourth Grade Science 2.1 & 2.3


Additional Information

Reschedule and Cancellation Policy

Any education program(s) that need to be changed after being scheduled are subject to the following fees:

Reschedule Fee:

  • Less than 14 business days from your scheduled program date: $25.00 transfer fee AND 50% of total program cost.
  • More than 14 business days from your schedule program date: $25.00 transfer fee.

Cancellation Fee:

  • Less than 14 business days from your scheduled program date: 50% of total program cost.
  • More than 14 business days from your scheduled program date: No fee.

Please contact to cancel or reschedule a program at least two weeks prior to your scheduled visit. We cannot guarantee rescheduling will be possible.

* Please note: The Denver Zoo Scholarship Funds cannot be applied to cancellation fees or transer fees.

Chaperone Policy

Compliance with the chaperone policy is required to remain eligible for the discounted school group rates.

  • Every school group visiting Denver Zoo must have at least one adult per ten students, regardless of the students' ages. Schools who do not bring at least one adult per ten students will be charged the full price of admission.
  • Please be advised that there is a maximum ratio of one teacher/chaperone for every five students that may attend any scheduled programs.
  • Special needs providers are admitted free. Teachers and school staff are admitted at no charge. Other chaperones are charged at the discounted rate of $5.00 each.
  • We only accept ONE payment for the entire group.
  • All chaperones must enter the zoo at the same time as the group. Late arrivals will be required to pay the full price of admission or use their zoo memberships.