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Daily Schedule

All feeding times are approximate and subject to change. All shows and presentations are weather and staff dependent.

African Penguin Feeding
10:15 AM
10:25 AM
Bird World
Learn about penguins and the special care they receive while keepers hand-feed them their meals. Weather dependent.  
Toyota Elephant Passage Demonstration
11:30 AM
11:40 AM
Toyota Elephant Passage
You may meet a big elephant, little elephant, or even a rhino. Regardless of who it is, you can expect an entertaining and educational show! Weather dependent.
Meet the Llamas
12 PM
12:10 PM
Be a Zookeeper Zone
Learn what it takes to care for Jorge and Fernando as you interact with their keepers during their mid-day feeding. Weather dependent.
Africa's Greatest Predators
2 PM
2:10 PM
Pahali Ya Simba
Get a closer look at how zookeepers work with lions, wild dogs and hyenas to monitor their health and keep their minds and bodies active and engaged.
Toyota Elephant Passage Demonstration
2 PM
2:10 PM
Toyota Elephant Passage
You may meet a big elephant, little elephant, or even a rhino. Regardless of who it is, you can expect an entertaining and educational show! Weather dependent.
Sea Lion Show
2:30 PM
2:40 PM
Northern Shores
Learn more about the zoo's playful sea lions during this daily demonstration. Weather dependent.
Tiger Talk
3 PM
3:10 PM
The Edge
Learn what makes each of our tigers unique and how we care for them at the Edge, our new, state of the art tiger habitat. Weather dependent.
African Penguin Feeding
3:30 PM
3:40 PM
Bird World
Learn about penguins and the special care they receive while keepers hand-feed them their meals. Weather dependent.  

Programs & Events

DINOS! Live at Denver Zoo
Saturday
July 1 - 9:00 AM
- October 31 - 5:00 PM


 

JULY 1 - OCTOBER 31, 2017

Find out how dinosaurs measure up to our resident animals during DINOS! Live at Denver Zoo, brought to you by Your Hometown Toyota Stores. DINOS! features 21 dinosaurs around the zoo.  Perfect for all ages, this exhibit offers the chance to see these prehistoric creatures brought to life among the Zoo's animals.

*Included with daytime admission

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Nature Play Day at Denver Zoo
Thursday
September 21 - 10:00 AM
- September 21 - 2:00 PM

In Celebration of Denver Preschool Program’s 10th Birthday

In partnership with Denver Zoo, Denver Preschool Program is celebrating its 10th year of making preschool possible for all Denver families through tuition support and access to information. In celebration of the birthday, nature-play activities targeted to preschool-aged children (but open to all) will take place in Giraffe Meadow.

*Free with general admission.

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World Rhino Day
Friday
September 22 - 9:00 AM
- September 22 - 6:00 PM

Have two tons of fun celebrating rhinos today! All species of rhinoceros are important to the ecosystems they live in and these gentle giants need our help to survive.  Find out what you can do to make a difference.

*Free with general admission.

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DINOS! & Donuts
Saturday
September 23 - 8:00 AM
- September 23 - 9:30 AM

Back by popular demand!

Good morning dinosaurs! Wake up with your family the way our Dino’s do: with donuts and a breakfast buffet. This is your last chance to catch our morning monsters before they have to wake up for a VERY busy October in our upcoming event series: DINOS! After Dark.

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Toyota Safari Ride and Drive
Saturday
September 30 - 9:00 AM
- September 30 - 3:00 PM

Test drive a Toyota and receive free admission for two adults! This Toyota Safari Ride and Drive event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., features a variety of vehicles. If you are already a Zoo member and come to test drive a vehicle, Your Hometown Toyota Stores will make a $30 donation to the Denver Zoo’s Scholarship Fund, which makes it possible for all individuals, regardless of economic circumstances, to discover the wonders of animals through participation in Denver Zoo’s extensive education programs. Call 720-337-1400 for more information.

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Scout Night - DINOS! Live at Denver Zoo
Saturday
September 30 - 6:30 PM
- September 30 - 9:30 PM

Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and their families are invited to Denver Zoo for a special after-hours event that meets scout requirements. This year scouts can enjoy after-hours access to our new temporary exhibit, Dinos! Live at Denver Zoo. Explore the Zoo to discover what amazing adaptations dinosaurs and present-day animals have in common. Discover fascinating facts about the animals and go wild for games and activity stations created just for scouts! Scout Night also features up-close animal encounters, free carousel rides, crafts, entertainment, and a 2017 Scout Night commemorative patch!

This event may sell out, so get your tickets early!

Scout Night Program of Activities

Scout Night Requirements Met

Cost:

$15 per person
Groups over 10 will receive a $ 1.00 discount per registrant

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Dinos! After Dark – Bedrock Beasts & Beauties
Thursday
October 5 - 6:30 PM
- October 5 - 9:30 PM

ADULTS ONLY (21+)

Go back to prehistoric times with DINOS! After Dark! The event will feature new jack-o-lantern sculptures in addition to our traveling exhibit, Dinos! Live at Denver Zoo. Don’t forget to check out our beer garden, located in Conoco Zoo Gardens! A taster ticket is available which includes 10 samples in the beer garden. The event will feature live entertainment, pumpkin carving, and more fall fun! End the night with a Dinosaur Sex Talk, presented by Dinosaur Ridge. Dressing up is encouraged!

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Dinos! After Dark
Friday
October 6 - 6:30 PM
- October 28 - 9:00 PM

EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY IN OCTOBER

Join us every Friday & Saturday night for some fall fun! The event will feature our newest jack-o-lantern sculptures, in addition to our traveling exhibit, Dino! Live at Denver Zoo. There will also be added entertainment such as pumpkin carving, cultural performances and live shows!

Start Halloween early! On October 27 & 28, there will be candy opportunities in addition to the nightly activities! 

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Dinos! After Dark – 80’s Theme
Thursday
October 12 - 6:30 PM
- October 12 - 9:30 PM

ADULTS ONLY (21+)

Jump back into the 80’s with Dinos! After Dark! The event will feature new jack-o-lantern sculptures in addition to our traveling exhibit, Dino! Live at Denver Zoo. Don’t forget to check out our beer garden, located in Conoco Zoo Gardens! A taster ticket is available which includes 10 samples in the beer garden.  The event will feature live entertainment, pumpkin carving, and more fall fun! End the night with a Dinosaur Sex Talk, presented by Dinosaur Ridge. Dressing up is encouraged!

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Dinos! After Dark – Rock Stars & Party Animals
Thursday
October 19 - 6:30 PM
- October 19 - 9:30 PM

ADULTS ONLY (21+)

Calling all party animals! Dinos! After Dark will feature new jack-o-lantern sculptures in addition to our traveling exhibit, Dino! Live at Denver Zoo. Don’t forget to check out our beer garden, located in Conoco Zoo Gardens! A taster ticket is available which includes 10 samples in the beer garden.  The event will feature live entertainment, pumpkin carving, and more fall fun! End the night with a Dinosaur Sex Talk, presented by Dinosaur Ridge. Dressing up is encouraged!

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Boo at the Zoo
Saturday
October 21 - 9:00 AM
- October 29 - 6:00 PM

October 21, 22, 28, 29

The 33rd annual Boo At The Zoo, presented by Your Hometown Toyota Stores, offers trick-or-treat stations, creepy crawly animal demonstrations and exciting family-friendly entertainment under the canopy of the beautiful fall foliage of Denver Zoo. Complete details about costume restrictions can be found under “additional information.”

*All activities are included in the price of daytime admission, or covered under your membership, as applicable.

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Dinos! After Dark – Ghouls & Goblins
Thursday
October 26 - 6:30 PM
- October 26 - 9:30 PM

ADULTS ONLY (21+)

Calling all ghouls & gals! Dinos! After Dark will feature new jack-o-lantern sculptures in addition to our traveling exhibit, Dino! Live at Denver Zoo. Don’t forget to check out our beer garden, located in Conoco Zoo Gardens! A taster ticket is available which includes 10 samples in the beer garden.  The event will feature live entertainment, pumpkin carving, and more fall fun! End the night with a Dinosaur Sex Talk, presented by Dinosaur Ridge. Dressing up is encouraged!

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The Watering Hole: Adult Lecture Series - November
Wednesday
November 8 - 6:30 PM
- November 8 - 9:00 PM

Spend the evening mingling with animal experts, animal lovers and animal friends to get a wild, insider perspective on how Denver Zoo cares for its animals. This is an ADULT ONLY event.

*Cash bar and light appetizers will be provided

Tickets go on sale one month prior to the event.

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TROPICAL DISCOVERY ENCOUNTER

See what crawls, slithers and hops beneath the jungle canopy!
For lovers of reptiles, frogs and fish! Take a one of a kind look into Tropical Discovery, home to all things slithery, slimy and scaly. You'll be transported into an exotic rainforest habitat that is home to more than 300 species and visit two different behind the scenes areas.
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HIPPO ENCOUNTER

We're so hippo to see you!
Meet long time Denver Zoo resident Mahali the hippo during this up-close and personal experience.  Participants will have exclusive access to the outdoor hippo habitat in our new encounter space
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ELEPHANT ENCOUNTER

A trunk-ful of fun!
Get to know more about Denver Zoo’s beloved elephants while discovering a different side of Denver Zoo’s newest exhibit Toyota Elephant Passage. Participate in an elephant training session after their daily demonstration, and then go behind the scenes.
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GREAT APE ENCOUNTER

Discover who's really king of the jungle.
Begin your encounter with a walking history of Denver Zoo as you make your way to Primate Panorama. Then, discover the wild world of great apes firsthand from the keepers that care for these intelligent and charismatic animals.
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PENGUIN ENCOUNTER

No tuxedo required.
Are you passionate about penguins? Start your encounter with a guided tour through Bird World and get a behind-the-scenes peek at how Denver Zoo cares for hundreds of birds.
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BACKSTAGE EXPERIENCE JUNIOR ENCOUNTER

A hands-on experience for animal enthusiasts of all ages.
Your private tour guide will escort you through our Animal Ambassador collection where you might touch a turtle, spend time with snakes, laugh with a kookaburra or be tickled by a tamandua’s tongue!
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ANIMAL CARE AND TRAINING EXPERIENCE

A day in the life of a zookeeper.
Bring your enthusiasm for animals and your interest in learning about zoo keeping with you for this unique animal experience! Participants will meet a zookeeper from our education animal division and begin the day with behind the scenes tours.
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RHINO ENCOUNTER

Come mingle with these gently giants!
Rhino Encounters will be back in the fall of 2017. Please check back then, or fill out this form and we'll send you a reminder when it becomes available.