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Daytime Admission Tickets

Explore Denver Zoo where preservation is included with admission!

Denver Zoo is CLOSED Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Order your online tickets, print them at home and head straight to the 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.

It's my Birthday

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

Denver Zoo is CLOSED Thanksgiving and Christmas.

 

Zoo Lights presented by Your Local Neighborhood Toyota Stores

Denver Zoo is CLOSED on Christmas.

Preview: November 24 & November 25

General: December 1 - December 31

Event Time: 5:30 p.m - 9:00 p.m

Zoo Lights will span through 70 acres of Denver Zoo's campus, with nightly entertainment, animal encounters, Santa meet-and-greets and, of course, illuminated animal sculptures that swing through trees, jump across lawns hide in bushes and appear in places where they're least expected.

Running December 1-31, is one of Denver s most anticipated events, which is a great opportunity for folks of all ages to enjoy the holidays or kick off the New Year with family, friends and colleagues. 

Restrictions:

  • Daytime admission (including membership) does not include Zoo Lights.
  • Value Night tickets will not be accepted after December 14th for entry.
  • No refunds, exchanges or transfers.
  • 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

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

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

Adopt an Animal - Herd

Become a Member of Denver Zoo's Herd! With a donation of $105 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
  • 2 daytime admission tickets
  • Thank you note signed by Vice President of Animal Care Hollie Colahan

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! 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.
  • Two ride coupons to be used for either Train or Carousel
  • Two single use guest passes.

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

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! 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.
  • Two ride coupons to be used for either Train or Carousel.
  • Two single use guest passes.

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

Friends of Denver Zoo

A Denver Zoo membership is your pass to adventure! 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 ride coupons to be used for either Train or Carousel.
  • Four single use guest passes.
  • 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

Individual & Guest Membership

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

A Denver Zoo membership is your pass to adventure! 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.

Individual & Guest membership covers:

  • One named adult plus one guest.
  • Two ride coupons to be used for either Train or Carousel
  • One single use guest pass.

Please note: your guest pass 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 for one year
  • 20% discount on gift shop purchases
  • 10% off food and beverage purchases at Denver Zoo

Zoo for Two Membership

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

A Denver Zoo membership is your pass to adventure! 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.

Zoo for Two membership covers:

  • Two named adults in the same household.
  • Two ride coupons to be used for either Train or Carousel.
  • One single use guest pass.

Please note: your guest pass 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 for one year
  • 20% discount on gift shop purchases
  • 10% off food and beverage purchases at Denver Zoo

Individual Membership

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

A Denver Zoo membership is your pass to adventure! 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.

Individual membership covers

  • One named adult.
  • Two ride coupons to be used for either Train or Carousel
  • One single use guest pass.

Please note: your guest pass 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 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!

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.

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.
  • Two single use guest passes.

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

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!

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.

Family membership covers:

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

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

Gift of Friends of Denver Zoo Membership

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 $11 off!

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 $11 off!

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.
  • Two single use guest passes.

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 $11 off!

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

Animal Ambassador Encounter - Gates Animal Housing

This encounter is open to guests of all ages.

Come face-to-face with animals feathery, furry, scaley, and slimey as you meet the Zoo's most diverse group of animals under one roof. Learn from the keepers about the unique care needed for such a wide array of animal species, as well as the important role that the ambassador animals play at Denver Zoo and beyond. You might chat with a parrot, be tickled by a tamandua, or touch a turtle (or two)! It s sure to be a wild time! 

  • Guests will visit Gates Animal Housing.
  • Program registration does not include admission to Denver Zoo-admission tickets must be purchased separately.

Restrictions:

  • This encounter is open to guests of all ages.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paying participant that is 16 years of age or older.
  • Program registration does not include admission to Denver Zoo- admission tickets must be purchased separately.
  • Animal Ambassador 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 the Boettcher Welcome Center 15 minutes prior to the start time of your encounter. The behind the scenes nature of this experience makes joining the group late not possible.
  • There is limited access for service animals in the behind-the-scenes areas. Please call 720-337-1400 to confirm.

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.
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