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DATE August 20, August 26

TIME All Day Event

PRICE Included in general admission

AGES All ages


SCFD Cultural Performances

Throughout our history, we have been fortunate to partner with many of the artists, individuals and organizations that make Denver one of the country’s most creative and colorful cities. To celebrate our 125th anniversary, we’ve invited our Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) peers to collaborate for on-site performances throughout July and August. These performances will give the SCFD organizations a unique venue to ply their respective trades and connect with new audiences, and enhance the experience our guests and members.

*Included in general admission

Participating SCFD organizations include (in order of appearance at the Zoo):

Aug 14 – Augustana Chamber Orchestra

Location: Wildlife Plaza
Performance Time: 10 a.m

Stratus Chamber Orchestra presents a family-friendly concert: “Splash, Slither, Stomp & Soar into Arts.” Prepare to be taken on a journey as you introduce your little ones to classical music in an atmosphere that is fun and welcoming. You’ll hear music such as Carnival of the Animals, Flight of the Bumblebee, Haydn Symphony no. 82 “The Bear”, and others, performed by Stratus musicians.

Aug 15 – Dragon Boat Festival Demo

Location: Toyota Elephant Passage Meadow

Colorado Dragon Boat Festival will be on-hand to provide Zoo guests with an interactive experience with paddling demos, live performances and more. Guests will have the opportunity to try out a paddle apparatus and get a sense for the ancient Chinese sport of dragon boat racing.

Aug 20 – Colorado Ballet

Location: Wildlife Plaza
Performance Time: 6-7 p.m.

Colorado Ballet presents an evening of dynamic dance that will feature two original contemporary works choreographed by our Artists. Join us and experience Sean Omandam’s thought-provoking work Yeah, It’s About That and Sara Thomas’s upbeat piece Embrace It or Erase It, performed with passionate precision by Artists of Colorado Ballet.

Aug 26 – Cleo Parker Robinson

Location: Wildlife Plaza
Performance Time: 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Performers from the internationally-renowned Cleo Parker Robinson Dance will share "Yemanja" from their diverse repertoire that is based in the traditions of the Diaspora. This exuberant performance celebrates the joy that our relationship with the world's oceans can bring to us all!

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