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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.

It's my Birthday

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

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

The Watering Hole: Mating Dating and Copulating

Welcome to the kinky animal kingdom! Join us for a titillating night exploring animal courtship, breeding behaviors and the lowdown on programs zoos lead to ensure genetic diversity and healthy animal populations.

A  down and dirty  scavenger hunt will lead you to stations throughout the Zoo to get an insider s perspective of our on-site animal care programs and field conservation work.

Spend some time with our animals and staff to learn more about how Denver Zoo does it wild style.   With a mixture of animal science and sexy talk, we guarantee to put you in the mood for fun. At the end of the evening, get up close and personal with Denver Zoo's sexiest primates, a Q&A with two of our assistant animal curators!

*This is an ADULT only event

*Cash bar and light appetizers will be provided

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

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

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

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 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.

Individual & Guest membership covers:

  • One named adult plus one guest

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 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.

Zoo for Two membership covers:

  • Two named adults in the same household.

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 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.

Individual membership covers

  • One named adult.

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 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

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 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

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 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.

Individual & Guest membership covers:

  • One named adult plus one guest.

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 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.

Zoo for Two membership covers:

  • Two named adults in the same household.

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 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.

Individual membership covers

  • One named adult

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

Hippo Encounter

This adventure is for guests 10 years of age and older.

Meet long time Denver Zoo resident Mahali the hippo during this up close and personal experience. Participants will have exclusive access to the outdoor hippo habitat in our new encounter space, opprotunities to learn from his keepers how they care for him, and help toss food to Mahali! Do you have what it takes to hit a four foot target from just a few feet away? Start practicing your aim!

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

Restrictions:

  • This adventure is for guests 10 year of age and older.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paying person 16 years of age or older.
  • Hippo 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 adventure. The exclusive nature of this experience makes joining the group late not possible.
  • There is limited access for service animals in the hippo area. Please call 720-337-1400 for more information.
  • This program 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.

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 the Boettcher Welcome Center 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.
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