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Honoring Our Heroes

Free Guided Tours for Veterans

Initiated by a Denver Zoo docent volunteer, a Veteran of World War II, this program was designed to honor and support a new generation of veterans and their families. These 90-minute guided tours, will engage families of veterans in a fun-filled day exploring Denver Zoo together. Tours are free for veterans and participants in the tour receive discounted zoo admission of $6.00 per person. Military ID required. Advance registration of at least seven days and pre-payment is required. Availability is limited. Call 720-337-1494 with the contact name, phone number, preferred date, number in the immediate family and ages of children participating. Tours begin at 10:30 a.m. and end by noon. 24-hour advance cancellation notice is required for a refund.


Armed Services Veterans and their immediate families. Veteran identification required. Maximum of 10 people per tour.


Tours begin at 10:30 am and end by noon.


Varies. Call for availability. Dependent upon volunteer availability.


Call 720-337-1494 and provide the following information (7 days notice required):

  • Contact name
  • Contact number
  • Preferred date of visit
  • Number in immediate family
  • Ages of children participating


Free for Armed Services Veterans (with valid ID); discounted rate of $6.00 for additional family members.  Prepayment required.  In the event that we cannot secure a volunteer to guide the tour, the discounted rate will be honored. There are no refunds on the day of the tour for missing party members.  Please call at least one day in advance if someone in your party is unable to attend.


Please arrive at Denver Zoo at least 30 minutes prior to the tour start time to ensure time to locate parking in our free parking garage or surface lots. Please check in for your tour inside the Boettcher Welcome Center on the right side of the entrance plaza at 2300 Steele Street off 23rd Avenue. Your tour guide will meet you inside the building after you have checked in.


Your tour will be conducted rain or shine. Denver Zoo Staff and Volunteers spend time on advance preparation for your tour.  Unless Denver Zoo has been put on a delayed opening or officially closed due to weather conditions, we will be expecting you for your tour. Please contact us at to make arrangements for a reschedule if possible.  This email address is answered by our education staff and our offices are open Monday-Friday.