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Denver Zoo

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Highlights

  • Explore the crown jewel of Denver Zoo, the Toyota Elephant Passage, one of the largest and most complex elephant habitats in North America. You'll see Asian elephants, greater one-horned rhinos and Malayan tapirs living among six unique, abundant habitats.
  • Come closer than ever before to Amur tigers in Denver Zoo's newest exhibit, The Edge, featuring multiple yards and connecting bridges that allow tigers to stride 12 fee over guests' heads, and a viewing area with a perforated wall that brings visitors mere inches from these magnificent creatures.
  • Find yourself in Africa when you enter Predator Ridge, an award-winning exhibit where guests can meander through rock outcroppings and native brush to experience lions, hyenas and African wild dogs.
  • Immerse yourself in the seven-acre habitat for Denver Zoo’s apes and monkeys. Tree-dwelling monkeys delight in the open-air wire mesh tents that soar four stories high and cover more than an acre of ground. The gorillas and orangutans roam freely in their separate one-acre exhibits, climbing ropes and taking afternoon hammock naps in one of the most expansive great ape habitats in the world.
  • Don't miss all there is to learn and see at the Denver Zoo, including aquatic life such as sea lions, river otters and polar bears, grizzly bears, big cats, hyenas, hippos, birds, fish, reptiles and much more.
Courtesy of Denver Zoological Foundation

Location

DENVER ZOO
2300 Steele Street
Denver CO 80205
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Contact

Hours

Mar 1-Oct 31, 9am-4pm daily
Nov 1-Feb 28, 10am-4pm daily

(720) 337-1400
denverzoo.org

Offers/Upgrades

Up-close Animal Encounter Behind-the-Scenes Tours: Denver Zoo offers daily up-close animal encounter behind-the-scenes tours that are available for an additional fee ranging from $50-$100.

Attractions, Rides and Special Events: Denver Zoo offers a number of attractions, rides and special events that are not included in CityPASS. Cost vary; see website for details.

Advice for Visitors

Tips:

  • For everything you need to know to plan your visit, click here.

Amenities:

  • Dining: Denver Zoo has a wide variety of restaurants and snack carts offering park favorites, like ice cream, pretzels, popcorn, hamburger and hot dogs, to international fare and some of Denver's best bar-b-que.
  • Gift Shops: A wide variety of global gifts, animal-themed clothing and household items can be found in the zoo's retail shops.

Best Time to Visit: Animals are most active in the morning just after the zoo opens. Arrive right at 9am to find the best free parking spot and enjoy animals as they are the most active.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for directions and transportation options. Parking at the zoo is free.