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Gift of Friends of Denver Zoo Membership

***Memberships are processed and prepared for shipping within 7 days-please allow USPS additional time to deliver your purchase!***

Give the Gift of Membership!

A Denver Zoo membership is a pass to adventure! As a member, they will receive discounts on food, gifts and special programs. Best of all, by purchasing a gift membership you're helping secure a better world for animals here and all over the world.

Friends of Denver Zoo membership covers:

  • Up to two named adults living in the same household, plus their children (or grandchildren) through the age of 18.
  • Plus eight guests each visit.
  • Four single use guest passes.
  • Two Zoo Lights tickets.
  • Invitations to other special events.

Please note: guest pass and train/carousel coupons will be loaded on the membership card, and will expire at the end of this current term.

ALL DENVER ZOO MEMBERSHIPS INCLUDE:

  • Regular daytime admission to Denver Zoo for one year
  • 20% discount on gift shop purchases
  • 10% off food and beverage purchases at Denver Zoo

Gift of Individual & Guest Membership

*If this Gift of Membership is eligible for early renewal discount, enter the promo code you received via email or postcard to receive $16 off!

***Memberships are processed and prepared for shipping within 7 days-please allow USPS additional time to deliver your purchase!***

Give the Gift of Membership!

A Denver Zoo membership is a pass to adventure! As a member, they will receive discounts on food, gifts and special programs. Best of all, by purchasing a gift membership you're helping secure a better world for animals here and all over the world.

Individual & Guest membership covers:

  • One named adult plus one guest.
  • One single use guest pass.

Please note: guest pass and train/carousel coupons will be loaded on the membership card, and will expire at the end of this current term.

ALL DENVER ZOO MEMBERSHIPS INCLUDE:

  • Regular daytime admission to Denver Zoo for one year
  • 20% discount on gift shop purchases
  • 10% off food and beverage purchases at Denver Zoo

Gift of Zoo for Two Membership

*If this Gift of Membership is eligible for early renewal discount, enter the promo code you received via email or postcard to receive $16 off!

***Memberships are processed and prepared for shipping within 7 days-please allow USPS additional time to deliver your purchase!***

Give the Gift of Membership!

A Denver Zoo membership is a pass to adventure! As a member, they will receive discounts on food, gifts and special programs. Best of all, by purchasing a gift membership you're helping secure a better world for animals here and all over the world.

Zoo for Two membership covers:

  • Two named adults in the same household.
  • One single use guest pass.

Please note: your guest pass and train/carousel coupons will be loaded to the membership card, and will expire at the end of this new term.

ALL DENVER ZOO MEMBERSHIPS INCLUDE:

  • Regular daytime admission to Denver Zoo for one year
  • 20% discount on gift shop purchases
  • 10% off food and beverage purchases at Denver Zoo

Gift of Individual Membership

*If this Gift of Membership is eligible for early renewal discount, enter the promo code you received via email or postcard to receive $16 off!

***Memberships are processed and prepared for shipping within 7 days-please allow USPS additional time to deliver your purchase!***

Give the Gift of Membership!

A Denver Zoo membership is a pass to adventure! As a member, they will receive discounts on food, gifts and special programs. Best of all, by purchasing a gift membership you're helping secure a better world for animals here and all over the world.

Individual membership covers

  • One named adult.
  • One single use guest pass.

Please note: guest pass and train/carousel coupons will be loaded on the membership card, and will expire at the end of this current term.

ALL DENVER ZOO MEMBERSHIPS INCLUDE:

  • Regular daytime admission to Denver Zoo for one year
  • 20% discount on gift shop purchases
  • 10% off food and beverage purchases at Denver Zoo

$25 - Up-Close Animal Encounter Gift Certificate

***Gift Certificates are emailed within 24-72 hours of purchase, or mailed within 3-5 business days of purchase-please allow USPS additional time to deliver your package***

Looking for a wild and unique gift? A gift certificate for a Denver Zoo Up-Close Animal Encounter lets your special someone choose their unforgettable animal experience. Recipients may select from assisting with an elephant training session, feeding a hippo, visiting our rhinos behind-the-scenes, getting to meet a penguin, feeding a giraffe, or one of our other exciting animal experiences! Every encounter offers participants an exciting and exclusive way to get close to Denver Zoo’s amazing animals.

Gift certificates can be applied to qualifying encounters. Some encounters have seasonal availability as well as age restrictions. Visit our Animal Encounters page for additional information and openings.

Restrictions

  • If certificate is for a child under 16, they must be accompanied by a paying adult attendant.
  • Tickets must be purchased for children ages 3 and older
  • Gift Certificates are non-refundable and non-transferable to other purchases.

$50 - Up-Close Animal Encounter Gift Certificate

***Gift Certificates are emailed within 24-72 hours of purchase, or mailed within 3-5 business days of purchase-please allow USPS additional time to deliver your package***

Looking for a wild and unique gift? A gift certificate for a Denver Zoo Up-Close Animal Encounter lets your special someone choose their unforgettable animal experience. Recipients may select from assisting with an elephant training session, feeding a hippo, visiting our rhinos behind-the-scenes, getting to meet a penguin, feeding a giraffe, or one of our other exciting animal experiences! Every encounter offers participants an exciting and exclusive way to get close to Denver Zoo’s amazing animals.

Gift certificates can be applied to qualifying encounters. Some encounters have seasonal availability as well as age restrictions. Visit our Animal Encounters page for additional information and openings.

Restrictions

  • If certificate is for a child under 16, they must be accompanied by a paying adult attendant.
  • Tickets must be purchased for children ages 3 and older
  • Gift Certificates are non-refundable and non-transferable to other purchases.

$75 - Up Close Animal Encounter Gift Certificate

***Gift Certificates are emailed within 24-72 hours of purchase, or mailed within 3-5 business days of purchase-please allow USPS additional time to deliver your package***

Looking for a wild and unique gift? A gift certificate for a Denver Zoo Up-Close Animal Encounter lets your special someone choose their unforgettable animal experience. Recipients may select from assisting with an elephant training session, feeding a hippo, visiting our rhinos behind-the-scenes, getting to meet a penguin, feeding a giraffe, or one of our other exciting animal experiences! Every encounter offers participants an exciting and exclusive way to get close to Denver Zoo’s amazing animals.

Gift certificates can be applied to qualifying encounters. Some encounters have seasonal availability as well as age restrictions. Visit our Animal Encounters page for additional information and openings.

Restrictions

  • If certificate is for a child under 16, they must be accompanied by a paying adult attendant.
  • Tickets must be purchased for children ages 3 and older
  • Gift Certificates are non-refundable and non-transferable to other purchases.

Backstage Experience

This adventure is for guests 5 years of age and older.

Are you looking for a more exclusive and in-depth look at Denver Zoo?

If so, Backstage Experience is for you! Your private tour takes place behind-the-scenes with our animal ambassadors. Animal abassadors welcome attendees to special events, visit schools and even make media appearances, but zoo guests don t usually get to visit their home. This backstage area has over 90 animal residents, so you might get to touch a turtle, be tickled by a tamandua s tongue, say hello to a llama or even meet a tropical bird. This exclusive tour includes a variety of up-close encounters, followed by two animal feeding or training demonstrations. When your experience wraps up, you are free to enjoy the zoo at your leisure.

Backstage Experience Junior

This adventure is for guests of all ages.

Meet members of our charismatic Animal Ambassadors during this bite-sized Up-Close Animal Encounter   perfect for our youngest guests! You'll get face-to-face with some of our animal ambassadors, like an anteater or a tortoise, during this private tour. There are over 90 animals for the zookeepers to choose from, so you never know who you're going to meet! Spend time with our animal care staff as they show you what it takes to care for some of the animals that call Denver Zoo home. Backstage Experience Junior is an interactive and hands-on tour that's great for all-ages!

Giraffe Feeding

This adventure is for guests of all ages.

*PLEASE NOTE - Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paid participant that is 16 years of age or older

Our new Giraffe Feeding will give you a chance to hand feed one of our resident giraffes. In addition to the feeding, you will have exclusive access to giraffe experts that will help you get to know each member of the herd. You will be in awe of their long necks, rough tongues and adorable ossicones. Just watch out for the drool!

Up Close Look: Lemurs

This adventure is for guests guests of all ages.

Join us for a chance to get an in-depth look at one of the most popular animals at the zoo, lemurs! Begin by watching our resident ring-tailed and red-ruffed lemurs leap and jump in their habitat, while learning from your host about the way that Denver Zoo cares these playful primates. Then, meet up with some of the animal care staff that work with lemurs every day. During this time, you'll get the exclusive opportunity to watch one of our resident aye-aye receive a special treat. Please note that because of safety regulations, guests will not receive direct contact or behind-the-scenes access to the animals, but rather will get the opportunity to learn more about lemurs from exclusive interactions with zoo experts.

Penguin Encounter

This adventure is for guests 8 years of age and older.

Explore Denver Zoo like never before! The Penguin Encounter is a 60 minute guided tour providing guests with an intimate look at how Denver Zoo cares for these charismatic creatures and how to protect them in the wild. The encounter includes a guided tour through Denver Zoo's Bird World exhibit, behind the scenes access and an up-close encounter with one of the zoo's African Penguins.

Rhino Encounter

This adventure is for guests 12 years of age and older.

Ever wondered what it feels like to touch two tons worth of muscle? Experience this and more as you get nose to horn with our greater one horned rhinos Tensing and Bandhu. In this adventure, your host will guide you to our newest exhibit, Toyota Elephant Passage, to meet with a keeper and learn what it takes to care for these two-ton creatures. You'll also have a chance to touch and scratch this gentle giant while he enjoys his mid-morning snack. They might look tough as a tank, however their calm and sweet nature will win you over.

Sea Lion Encounter

This adventure is for guests 8 years of age and older.

Things are about to get fishy! Have an up-close encounter with Denver Zoo s fun flippered friends, the sea lions. During up-close encounters with sea lions and intimate conversations with animal care staff, watch as their personalities overshadow their fishy breath and find a way in to your heart. 

Tiger Encounter

This adventure is for guests 12 years of age or older.

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.  You ll be in awe of the amazing relationship animal care staff have with these 400 pound furry felines!

Tropical Discovery Encounter

This adventure is for guests 5 years of age or older.

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 over 300 species and visit two different behind the scenes areas; a face to face visit with the Komodo dragons, and a second area that is the keepers choice! It may be a bird's eye look into our 16,000 gal. Pacific Reef habitat or meeting a frog thought to be extinct in the wild, just to name a few. Each experience is different, so an adventurous attitude is recommended!

Brownie Girl Scout - Pets Bunk

Have a sleepover at Denver Zoo at a Bunk with the Beasts adventure! Scout Bunks feature all of the fun and adventure of other Bunks but are designed with activities, tours and crafts that meet badge or achievement requirements. At this Bunk, Brownie Girl Scouts will earn their Pets badge and stay overnight in Denver Zoo's onsite Gates Education Center.

*Please note: All scouts will receive Denver Zoo's Bunk with the Beasts scout patch after completing the program. Official Girl Scout Badges are not distributed by Denver Zoo.

Important information:

  • Must have at least 10 Brownies to register
  • Children must be 5+ to attend bunk
  • This bunk does not include dinner or evening snack, but will include breakfast.
  • Registered participants are free to explore the zoo on your own after the Bunk ends.
  • ONE scout leader per troop/pack is free.

Junior Girl Scout - Habitats Bunk

Have a sleepover at Denver Zoo at a Bunk with the Beasts adventure! Scout Bunks feature all of the fun and adventure of other Bunks but are designed with activities, tours and crafts that meet badge or achievement requirements. At this Bunk, Junior Girl Scouts will earn their Animal Habitats badge and stay overnight in Denver Zoo's onsite Gates Education Center.

*Please note: All scouts will receive Denver Zoo's Bunk with the Beasts scout patch after completing the program. Official Girl Scout Badges are not distributed by Denver Zoo.

Important information:

  • Must have at least 10 Junior Girl Scouts to register
  • Children must be 5+ to attend bunk
  • This bunk does not include dinner or evening snack, but will include breakfast.
  • Registered participants are free to explore the zoo on your own after the Bunk ends.
  • ONE scout leader per troop/pack is free.

Scout Bunk - Go Nocturnal

Come have a sleepover at Denver Zoo with all of your scouting friends! This special Scout bunk for both Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts provides a rare opportunity for multiple scout levels to experience an overnight at the Zoo together, exploring the Zoo after hours and meeting animals up close! All scouts will stay overnight in Denver Zoo's Gates Education Center.

Please note: All scouts will receive Denver Zoo's special Bunk with the Beasts scout patch after completing the program. The program does not meet any particular badge or achievement requirements, and official Scout badges are not distributed by Denver Zoo.

Important information:

  • Must have at least 10 Scouts to register
  • Children must be 5+ to attend bunk
  • This bunk does not include dinner or evening snack, but will include breakfast.
  • Registered participants are free to explore the zoo on your own after the Bunk ends.
  • ONE scout leader per troop/pack is free.

Group Bunk - Africa Predator Versus Prey

Have a sleepover at Denver Zoo at a Bunk with the Beasts adventure! Group Bunks are designed with activities, tours and night vision. At this Bunk, your zoo safari will bring you face to face with predator and prey! Discover their adaptations for tracking the herd or escaping the hunt. Prowl with the pride and run with the pack as you view lions, wild dogs, banded mongoose and other residents of the majestic African savanna.

*Bunk geared toward 1st through 3rd grade students. Bunk supports Colorado Academic Science Standard 2.2 for 1st grade and 2nd grade. Program doesn't adhere to 3rd grade standard.

Child: $55 per child

Adult Chaperone: $55 per adult (One adult per 10 children is free)

Important information:

  • Children must be 5+ to attend bunk
  • This bunk does not include dinner or evening snack, but will include breakfast.
  • Registered participants are free to explore the zoo on your own after the Bunk ends.
  • Please note: in order for this program to run, we must have a minimum of 20 total participants registered.
  • You will be contacted after registration to collect your $100 non-refundable deposit. The deposit must be paid within 48 hours to officially hold your date, or all spots will be released.
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