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Daytime Admission Tickets

Explore Denver Zoo where preservation is included with admission; 365 days a year.

Order your online tickets, print them at home and head straight to Denver Zoo main gate for entry.

A $1 service charge will be added to the price of each ticket.

  • No refunds, exchanges or transfers.
  • Tickets available online for purchase until 2:00 p.m. daily; at zoo box office during regular business hours.
  • You will be asked to select a date for your visit, however you are welcome to use the tickets anyday.
  • Tickets expire December 31st of the year they are purchased in.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a person 16 or older.

Adopt an Animal - Flock

Join our Flock! With a $30 donation you receive:

  • Personalized adoption certificate
  • Animal fact sheet
  • 4 x 6 photo of your animal
  • Name on the Denver Zoo website's Proud Parent Page
  • Thank you note signed by Vice President of Animal Care Hollie Colahan

*Shipped within 3-5 days of your order

*Available to pick up within 72 hours of your order (please call 720-337-1400 if needing sooner)

DINOS! and Donuts

Saturday, July 1, 2017

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Be among the first to discover Dinos! Live at Denver Zoo! Join us for breakfast with Dr. Dino.

Guests will receive:

  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Carousel rides
  • A chance to learn about dinosaurs from Paleontologist  Dr. Dino , Chris DeLorey.

DINOS! Prehistoric Party

Saturday Night's, July 8, 15, 22, 29

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Come celebrate the opening of our newest traveling exhibit, DINOS! Live at Denver Zoo, brought to you by your Hometown Toyota Stores at Prehistoric Party, offered every Saturday night in July.

Visit these 21 life-size animatronic dinosaurs after the sun goes down while enjoying additional family friendly entertainment.

DINOS! Prehistoric Party - Members Preview

Saturday, July 1, 2017

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Come celebrate the opening of our newest traveling exhibit, DINOS! Live at Denver Zoo, brought to you by your Hometown Toyota Stores at Prehistoric Party, offered every Saturday night in July.

Visit these 21 life-size animatronic dinosaurs after the sun goes down while enjoying additional family friendly entertainment.

Elephant Encounter

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

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 and gain some insider knowledge from the animal keepers who care for these unique, charismatic creatures every day.

  • Please note that because of safety regulations, guests will not receive direct contact with the elephants, but rather will get a closer look than public perspective allows with exclusive behind-the-scenes access and interactions.
  • Program registration does not include admission to Denver Zoo-admission tickets must be purchased separately.

Restrictions

  • This adventure is for guest 12 years of age and older.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an paying adult 16 years of age or older.
  • Elephant Encounter will occur rain or shine.
  • Denver Zoo reserves the right to re-route or cancel any tour due to animal health or safety concerns. In the event of cancellation, efforts will be made to reschedule you on a later date.
  • You must check in at Guest Services 15 minutes prior to the start time of your adventure. The behind the scenes nature of this experience makes joining the group late not possible.
  • There is no access for service animals in the Elephant Encounter area. Please call 720-337-1400 for more information.
  • This tour is not recommended for persons with hay allergies.

Cancellation Policy:

  • A cancellation fee of 50% will be charged for cancelling with less than two weeks' notice.
  • A cancellation fee of 100% will be charged for a missed adventure.

Family CampOUT: Dino! Safari

Family CampOUT Dino! Safari: Bunk with the Beasts CampOUTs are an overnight adventure for your family at Denver Zoo. Do you have what it takes to survive a night amongst the dinosaurs? Step back in time, when these famous giants roamed the Earth as you join us for a special Dinos! Safari CampOUT.

Worried you won't be able to see the Utahraptor hunting in the night? Your safari guide will have night vision scopes ready as we explore the Zoo after hours to discover what dinosaurs and present-day animals have in common.

Bunk with the Beast overnight adventure includes different activities, but you can count on an active, fun-filled experience that includes:

  • Private tours of the Zoo after hours
  • Campout dinner on zoo grounds
  • Campfire treats
  • Live Animal encounters (you will not touch a tiger, but you will get up close and personal with some of our education animals).
  • Camping out underneath the stars in our safari tents.
  • Breakfast in the morning

Important information:

  • Children must be 5+ to attend bunk
  • Registered participants are free to explore the zoo on your own after the Bunk ends.

Family Plus Membership

IF YOU ARE PURCHASING A GIFT OF MEMBERSHIP FOR SOMEONE ELSE, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

A Denver Zoo membership is your pass to adventure 365 days a year. As a member, you receive discounts on food, gifts and special programs. Best of all, by becoming a member you re helping secure a better world for animals here and all over the world.

Family-Plus membership covers:

  • Up to two named adults living in the same household, plus their children (or grandchildren) through the age of 18.
  • Plus one guest each visit.

Please note: your guest passes and train/carousel coupons have now been loaded on your 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 Family Plus Membership

*If this Gift of Membership is eligible for early renewal discount, enter the promo code you received via email or postcard to receive $11 off! (Call 720-337-1400, Option 2, if you did not receive this code)

Give the Gift of Membership!

A Denver Zoo membership is a pass to adventure 365 days a year. 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.

Family-Plus membership covers:

  • Up to two named adults living in the same household, plus their children (or grandchildren) through the age of 18.
  • Plus one guest each visit.

Please note: guest passes and train/carousel coupons have now been 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

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.

  • Program registration does not include admission to Denver Zoo-admission tickets must be purchased seperately.

Restrictions:

  • This adventure is for guest 8 years of age and older.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paying person 16 years of age or older.
  • Penguin Encounter will occur rain or shine.
  • Denver Zoo reserves the right to re-route or cancel any tour due to animal health or safety concerns. In the event of cancellation, efforts will be made to reschedule you on a later date.
  • You must check in at Guest Services 15 minutes prior to the start time of your adventure. The behind the scenes nature of this experience makes joining the group late not possible.
  • There is limited access for service animals in the Penguin Encounter area. Please call 720-337-1400 for more information.

Cancellation Policy:

  • A cancellation fee of 50% will be charged for cancelling with less than two weeks' notice.
  • A cancellation fee of 100% will be charged for a missed adventure.

Summer Safari: Early Care

Early Care (7:30am-8:45am)

Early Care is every weekday morning your child is in camp. Early Care is between 7:30am-8:45am in the Gates Conservation Education Center at the Zoo.

Please remember to choose the same week for Early Care as your camp week.

Summer Safari: Late Care

Late Care (4:00pm-5:30pm)

Late Care is every weekday afternoon your child is in camp. Late Care is between 4:00pm-5:30pm in the Gates Education Center at the Zoo.

Please remember to choose the same week for Late Care as your camp week.

Tropical Discovery Encounter

This adventure is open to guests of all ages.

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!

  • Program registration does not include admision to Denver Zoo - admission tickets must be purchased seperately.

Restrictions

  • This adventure is open to guests of all ages.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paying person 16 years of age or older.
  • Tropical Discovery Encounter will occur rain or shine.
  • Denver Zoo reserves the right to re-route or cancel any tour due to animal health or safety concerns. In the even of cancellation, efforts will be made to reschedule you on a later date.
  • You must check in at Guest Services 15 minutes prior to the start time of your adventure. The behind the scenes nature of this experience make joining the group late not possible.
  • There is limited access for service animals in the behind-the-scenes areas of Tropical Discovery. Please call 720-337-1400 for more information.

Cancellation Policy:

  • A cancellation fee of 50% will be charged for cancelling with less than two weeks' notice.
  • A cancellation fee of 100% will be charged for a missed adventure.

Zoo Crew Tuition

This is the tuition payment link for all CURRENT teen volunteers (teens that have been accepted into the program)

  • Tuition must be paid yearly by the first day of summer.
  • You will need a password to be able to complete your payment, if you do not know the password contact a Teen Programs Staff person.

Adopt an Animal - Pack

Be a part of our Pack! With a $55 donation you receive:

  • A personalized adoption certificate
  • Animal Fact sheet
  • 4 x 6 photo of your animal
  • Plush version of your animal in a travel carrier
  • Name on the Denver Zoo website's Proud Parent Page
  • Thank you note signed by Vice President of Animal Care Hollie Colahan

*Shipped within 5-7 days of your order

*Available to pick up within 72 hours of your order (please call 720-337-1400 if needing sooner)

Family Membership

IF YOU ARE PURCHASING A GIFT OF MEMBERSHIP FOR SOMEONE ELSE, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

A Denver Zoo membership is your pass to adventure 365 days a year. As a member, you receive discounts on food, gifts and special programs. Best of all, by becoming a member you re helping secure a better world for animals here and all over the world.

Family membership covers:

  • Up to two named adults living in the same household, plus their children (or grandchildren) through the age of 18.

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

ALL DENVER ZOO MEMBERSHIPS INCLUDE:

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

Gift of Family Membership

*If this Gift of Membership is eligible for early renewal discount, enter the promo code you received via email or postcard to receive $11 off! (Call 720-337-1400, Option 2, if you did not receive this code)

Give the Gift of Membership!

A Denver Zoo membership is a pass to adventure 365 days a year. 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.

Family membership covers:

  • Up to two named adults living in the same household, plus their children (or grandchildren) through the age of 18.

Please note: guest passes and train/carousel coupons are 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 forone year
  • 20% discount on gift shop purchases
  • 10% off food and beverage purchases at Denver Zoo

It's my Birthday

Visit Denver zoo on your Birthday and enjoy the trip on us!

Adopt an Animal - Troop

Welcome to the Troop! With a $75 donation you receive:

  • A personalized adoption certificate
  • Animal Fact sheet
  • 4 x 6 photo of your animal
  • Plush version of your animal in a travel carrier
  • Name on the Denver Zoo website's Proud Parent Page
  • Entry to win an Animal Meet and Greet for a party of four
  • 1 admission ticket
  • Thank you note signed by Vice President of Animal Care Hollie Colahan

*Shipped within 5-7 days of your order

*Available to pick up within 72 hours of your order (please call 720-337-1400 if needing sooner)

Friends of Denver Zoo

A Denver Zoo membership is your pass to adventure 365 days a year. As a member, you receive discounts on food, gifts and special programs. Best of all, by becoming a member 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 with each visit.
  • Two Zoo Light tickets.
  • Invitations to other special events.

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

ALL DENVER ZOO MEMBERSHIPS INCLUDE:

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