Online Timed Tickets Required

SELECT YOUR DATE + TIME—WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU! For the best guest experience, Denver Zoo will be limiting the number of visitors per day. Online tickets are required for all guests, including Denver Zoo members (free) and children two and under (free). Timed tickets are staggered every 15 minutes. Tickets will not be available at Denver Zoo and must be reserved online. Guests without internet access may call 720-337-1400 from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. for assistance.
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  • Members-only early admission: 8:30 a.m.
  • General public admission: 10:00 a.m.
  • Zoo closing hours vary by day. Please visit our ticket section for available entry times.
  • The Zoo will close 1 hour and 45 minutes after the last ticket entry time. Timed ticket reservations are required for entry.



Denver Zoo will be offering limited-capacity Share the Love Days throughout the year, using a lottery system for fair ticket distribution. Click here for more information.

Admission and Tickets

General Admission:
  • Adults (Ages 12–64): $20
  • Seniors (Ages 65+): $17
  • Children (Ages 3–11): $14
  • Children 2 and Under: Free


Member tickets go on sale 14 days in advance.

General admission tickets go on sale 7 days in advance.

Masks are strongly encouraged inside.

Masks are strongly encouraged for all unvaccinated and immunocompromised guests ages 3 and over.

Rediscover Your Zoo!


Our beloved African penguins are on the an enchanting new habitat opening on Sept. 30! With topography inspired by the rocky coastlines of Cape of Good Hope, Pinnacol African Penguin Point features a 10,000-gallon swimming pool ringed by sandy beaches with burrows and nesting boxes—PLUS multiple viewing portals to give you a window into their underwater world. 

Denver Zoo’s FREE Mobile App

Your Ultimate Guide

Download the free Denver Zoo app and enable app notifications to put everything you need for an amazing Zoo experience in the palm of your hand. Denver Zoo’s Mobile App Includes:

  • Digital interactive map
  • Insider animal information
  • Mobile membership card: Load your Denver Zoo membership card on to the app for additional convenience.


Denver Zoo has created recommended route around the entire park, Denver Zoo Parkway and its connected trails and loops, that allows guests to view a majority of Denver Zoo’s animal habitats and gardens.

Use of this path is recommended, but not required, as it simply provides an intuitive way to experience as many of our animals as possible.

If you would like to explore a smaller section of the Zoo or go directly to a specific place—an exhibit, restaurant or restroom, for example—you are welcome to do so. We also offer a shortcut that divides the Zoo into two shorter experiences.

Hand-Washing Stations

Hand sanitizer and hand-washing stations have been placed throughout campus—including at restrooms, the entry and exit, the entry and exit doors of all buildings and all dining areas. Please use them.

Hand Sanitizer provided by J&L Distilling and proudly sponsored by Cigna.
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September 23, 2021

Animal Talk-Capuchin Monkey

Monkey Island

9:15 a.m.

Did you know that Denver Zoo's capuchins travel through a hidden tunnel every day? Join us as the troop makes their way onto the island. It's the best way to start off a day - and we're not monkeyin' around!

Demonstration-Wild Encounters

Wildlife Plaza

10:00 a.m.

You never know what, or who, you might meet at Wild Encounters. From parrots, to hawks, to porcupines and anteaters, each day is different and sure to delight!      

Animal Talk-Mandrill

Primate Panorama

10:15 a.m.

Learn more about our family troop (and keep an eye out for baby Akili!) of one of the world's most colorful and charismatic monkeys. Look for us to be there to share about their care!

Demonstration-Toyota Elephant Passage

Toyota Elephant Passage

10:30 a.m.

Did you know that Denver Zoo cares for the largest animal in Colorado? You may be joined by Groucho, one or more of our five Asian elephants, or even a rhino during this larger than life demonstration!

Animal Talk-Grizzly Bear

Harmony Hill

11:00 a.m.

Whether it's grizzly bears in the north or black bears in Colorado, it's our responsibility to learn how to co-exist safely with these often-misunderstood animals. You may get the chance to connect with Tundra, who came to the zoo due to human-animal conflict.

Demonstration-Predator Ridge

Pahali Ya Simba

12:00 p.m.

Predator Ridge is home to our lions and hyenas, not to mention our African wild dog family in their new "digs!" You never know who you might encounter or what they might be doing - but you will get a chance to better connect with our famous African predators.

Demonstration-Wild Encounters

Wildlife Plaza

1:30 p.m.

You never know what, or who, you might meet at Wild Encounters. From parrots, to hawks, to porcupines and anteaters, each day is different and sure to delight!      

Animal Talk-Gibbon

TEP Plaza

2:00 p.m.

"Swing" by to learn more about Vinh and Briscoe's training as they move from island to island and so what gibbons do best. You ape-solutely don't want to miss this!

Animal Talk- Sea Lions

Northern Shores

2:30 p.m.

Both playful and intelligent, the sea lions are ready to impress as they work with their keepers through their daily training routines. A Zoo Mission Ambassador will be on hand to educate guests and answer questions.

We’re in This Together.

Keeping Each Other Safe.

Denver Zoo is incredibly grateful for your support. Together, we can navigate the changes, both small and large, that help keep each other safe and healthy.

What We Are Asking Guests to Do to Keep Our Community Safe

Guests at Denver Zoo should follow these guidelines during their visit:

  • If you, or a family member feel sick, we ask that you respect the safety of others (including our animals) and stay home. We look forward to welcoming you when you're feeling better!
  • All guests are asked to maintain a physical distance of at least six (6) feet from guests, other staff members and volunteers.
  • Wash your hands often and avoid touching your face.
  • Avoid touching surfaces.

What Denver Zoo Is Doing to Keep You Safe

In order to keep our guests, staff and animals safe, Denver Zoo has enacted the following safety practices:

  • The number of guests in attendance is limited each day
  • High touch surfaces, including restrooms, are being disinfected frequently on a schedule. Some high-touch surfaces like restaurant tables and chairs are being cleaned immediately after use.
  • Additional hand-sanitizer and hand-washing stations have been placed throughout the park including at restrooms, the Zoo’s entry and exit, the entry and exit doors of all buildings and all dining locations.
  • To eliminate another potential touch point, individual personal maps will no longer be distributed. Denver Zoo will provide an interactive digital map for free on its mobile app.