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Daily Schedule

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

Keeper Talk-African Penguin
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.  
Demonstration-Toyota Elephant Passage
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.
Demonstration-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.
Demonstration-Toyota Elephant Passage
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.
Demonstration-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.
Demonstration-Sea Lions
2:30 PM
2:40 PM
Northern Shores
Learn more about the zoo's playful sea lions during this daily demonstration. Weather dependent.
Keeper Talk-Tigers
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.
Keeper Talk-African Penguin
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

Feathered Friends February
Saturday
February 3 - 3:37 PM
- February 25 - 3:37 PM

FEBRUARY 3-25

Find new feathered friends at Denver Zoo this February. Connect with birds from colorful little lorikeets to majestic Red-crowned cranes. Learn about birds at keeper talks and special demonstrations daily. Get to know all fifteen feathered friends and enter to win a special feathered friends experience.

*Included in regular admission.

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The Watering Hole
Wednesday
April 11 - 6:30 PM
- April 11 - 9:30 PM

ADULTS-ONLY EVENT

Denver Zoo's after-hours, adult lecture series is back! You're in for a wild evening, with an insider perspective on how Denver Zoo cares for its animals here, and works to conserve their cousins around the world. Each lecture in the series will have a fun and unique theme, to be announced at a later date, as well as light appetizers and a cash bar.

*Event is 21+
*Tickets will be on sale to the public approximately 4 weeks from the event.

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The Watering Hole
Thursday
July 12 - 6:30 PM
- July 12 - 9:30 PM

ADULTS-ONLY EVENT

Denver Zoo's after-hours, adult lecture series is back! You're in for a wild evening, with an insider perspective on how Denver Zoo cares for its animals here, and works to conserve their cousins around the world. Each lecture in the series will have a fun and unique theme, to be announced at a later date, as well as light appetizers and a cash bar.

*Event is 21+
*Tickets will be on sale to the public approximately 4 weeks from the event.

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The Watering Hole
Thursday
September 13 - 6:30 PM
- September 13 - 9:30 PM

ADULTS-ONLY EVENT

Denver Zoo's after-hours, adult lecture series is back! You're in for a wild evening, with an insider perspective on how Denver Zoo cares for its animals here, and works to conserve their cousins around the world. Each lecture in the series will have a fun and unique theme, to be announced at a later date, as well as light appetizers and a cash bar.

*Event is 21+
*Tickets will be on sale to the public approximately 4 weeks from 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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FLAMINGO ENCOUNTER

Join the Flock.
Meet our resident rock stars, the flamingo flock. Slip on your VIP pass and our host will guide you to the flamingo quarters. You’ll get a chance to mingle backstage with a big name flamingo like Slash, Hendrix, Cash, or Lita.
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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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TIGER ENCOUNTER

Experience The Edge Through the Eyes of a Tiger!
This tour will take you behind the scenes at The Edge, Denver Zoo’s Amur tiger exhibit. Participants will get an up close view of a training session with one of The Edge’s resident tigers and learn from animal care experts about what they do every day to ensure that these cats receive the best care.
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RHINO ENCOUNTER

Come mingle with these gently giants!

Ever wondered what it feels like to touch two tons worth of muscle? Experience this and more as you get up close and personal with one of our rhinos. In this adventure, your host will guide you to our rhino exhibit to meet with a keeper and learn what it takes to care for these thick skinned creatures.

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