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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!

$50 - Up-Close Animal Encounter Gift Certificate

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 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

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 or one of our other exciting animal experiences! Every encounter offers participants an exciting and exclusive way to get close to Denver Zoo³ 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.

Pre-K & K Grade Summer Safari: Happy, Healthy World (AM)

Happy, Healthy World (AM)

Grade: Pre-K & K

HALF-DAY - 9:00am-12:00pm

Children being registered for this class must be potty-trained, at least 4 years old by the first day of camp, and entering Pre-K or Kindergarten in the Fall of 2018.

Description

Happy, Healthy World: Just like kids, animals have things they need to be healthy and happy. What do all animals and people around the world need? What are the things that we all enjoy? Learn how Denver Zoo animals have fun and stay healthy.

NOTE: Once you are registered for Summer Safari and have completed your transaction, you will receive an automatic email reply with two attachments: your Booking Confirmation and the Summer Safari Documents and Information.

If you don't receive the confirmation email from DENVER ZOO ONLINE TICKETS within 15 minutes of completing your transaction, please check your junk/spam boxes. The confirmation mentions "tickets". Please disregard this, as tickets are NOT used for camp programs.

Pre-K & K Grade Summer Safari: Happy, Healthy World (PM)

Happy, Healthy World (PM)

Grade: Pre-K & K

HALF-DAY - 1:00pm-4:00pm

Children being registered for this class must be potty-trained, at least 4 years old by the first day of camp, and entering Pre-K or Kindergarten in the Fall of 2018.

Description

Happy, Healthy World: Just like kids, animals have things they need to be healthy and happy. What do all animals and people around the world need? What are the things that we all enjoy? Learn how Denver Zoo animals have fun and stay healthy. 

NOTE: Once you are registered for Summer Safari and have completed your transaction, you will receive an automatic email reply with two attachments: your Booking Confirmation and the Summer Safari Documents and Information.

If you don't receive the confirmation email from DENVER ZOO ONLINE TICKETS within 15 minutes of completing your transaction, please check your junk/spam boxes. The confirmation mentions "tickets". Please disregard this, as tickets are NOT used for camp programs.

Pre-K & K Grade Summer Safari: Way to Grow! (AM)

Way to Grow (AM)

Grade: Pre-K & K

HALF-DAY - 9:00am-12:00pm

Children being registered for this class must be potty-trained, at least 4 years old by the first day of camp, and entering Pre-K or Kindergarten in the Fall of 2018.

Description

Way to Grow: Animals grow in so many ways! From the time little ones hatch, or are born, they learn to live and develop - sometimes with family members and sometimes on their own. Wonder, explore, and play as we delve into the development of animals around the world and do a little growing of our own.

NOTE: Once you are registered for Summer Safari and have completed your transaction, you will receive an automatic email reply with two attachments: your Booking Confirmation and the Summer Safari Documents and Information.

If you don't receive the confirmation email from DENVER ZOO ONLINE TICKETS within 15 minutes of completing your transaction, please check your junk/spam boxes. The confirmation mentions "tickets". Please disregard this, as tickets are NOT used for camp programs.

Pre-K & K Grade Summer Safari: Way to Grow! (PM)

Way to Grow (PM)

Grade: Pre-K & K

HALF-DAY - 1:00pm-4:00pm

Children being registered for this class must be potty-trained, at least 4 years old by the first day of camp, and entering Pre-K or Kindergarten in the Fall of 2018.

Description

Way to Grow: Animals grow in so many ways! From the time little ones hatch, or are born, they learn to live and develop - sometimes with family members and sometimes on their own. Wonder, explore, and play as we delve into the development of animals around the world and do a little growing of our own.

NOTE: Once you are registered for Summer Safari and have completed your transaction, you will receive an automatic email reply with two attachments: your Booking Confirmation and the Summer Safari Documents and Information.

If you don't receive the confirmation email from DENVER ZOO ONLINE TICKETS within 15 minutes of completing your transaction, please check your junk/spam boxes. The confirmation mentions "tickets". Please disregard this, as tickets are NOT used for camp programs.

K & 1st Grade Summer Safari: My Animal Planet

My Animal Planet

Grade: K & 1st

FULL DAY - 9:00am-4:00pm

Children being registered for this class must be entering either Kindergarten or First Grade in the Fall of 2018.

Description

My Animal Planet: Trek across the planet in search of some of the coolest and most unique animals to discover what makes them special. Use scientist skills to explore how animals survive and thrive! Compare mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects to find out how our animal planet is not so big after all!

NOTE: Once you are registered for Summer Safari and have completed your transaction, you will receive an automatic email reply with two attachments: your Booking Confirmation and the Summer Safari Documents and Information.

If you don't receive the confirmation email from DENVER ZOO ONLINE TICKETS within 15 minutes of completing your transaction, please check your junk/spam boxes. The confirmation mentions "tickets". Please disregard this, as tickets are NOT used for camp programs.

K & 1st Grade Summer Safari: My Wild Home

My Wild Home

Grade: K & 1st

FULL DAY - 9:00am-4:00pm

Children being registered for this class must be entering either Kindergarten or First Grade in the Fall of 2018.

Description

My Wild Home: Travel from plains to mountains, rainforest to ocean, and pole to pole to encounter the diverse places that animals and people call home. Discover where kids from other cultures live, learn, and play, and find out how you are connected to the animals who share these far away homes.

NOTE: Once you are registered for Summer Safari and have completed your transaction, you will receive an automatic email reply with two attachments: your Booking Confirmation and the Summer Safari Documents and Information.

If you don't receive the confirmation email from DENVER ZOO ONLINE TICKETS within 15 minutes of completing your transaction, please check your junk/spam boxes. The confirmation mentions "tickets". Please disregard this, as tickets are NOT used for camp programs.

K & 1st Summer Safari: Nature Play the Zoo Way

Nature Play the Zoo Way

Grade: K & 1st

FULL-DAY - 9:00am-4:00pm

Children being registered for this class must be entering either Kindergarten or First Grade in the Fall of 2018.

Description

Nature Play the Zoo Way: Bugs under rocks, giraffes in the clouds, dandelions in the breeze, and muddy little hands. Connect with the joys of childhood and nature in Denver Zoo's first fully-based nature play camp. This unique opportunity will encourage campers to literally dig into the world around them, engage their sense of wonder and discovery, and develop connections to animals and the natural world. Photo-ready outfits are optional, dirt and smiles are not! Come play with us!

NOTE: Once you are registered for Summer Safari and have completed your transaction, you will receive an automatic email reply with two attachments: your Booking Confirmation and the Summer Safari Documents and Information.

If you don't receive the confirmation email from DENVER ZOO ONLINE TICKETS within 15 minutes of completing your transaction, please check your junk/spam boxes. The confirmation mentions "tickets". Please disregard this, as tickets are NOT used for camp programs.

2nd & 3rd Grade Summer Safari: Animal Expeditions

Animal Expeditions

Grades: 2nd & 3rd

FULL-DAY - 9:00am-4:00pm

Children being registered for this class must be entering either Second or Third Grade in the Fall of 2018.

Description

Animal Expeditions: Go on a zoo-wide animal expedition that takes you to different ecosystems far and wide, translate lost ancient texts, and piece together a map that points the way to where zoo secrets lie! Campers discover why various cultures take pride in or fear cows, owls, snakes, lions, and bears! Join this expedition to learn the importance of animal symbols all around the world.

NOTE: Once you are registered for Summer Safari and have completed your transaction, you will receive an automatic email reply with two attachments: your Booking Confirmation and the Summer Safari Documents and Information.

If you don't receive the confirmation email from DENVER ZOO ONLINE TICKETS within 15 minutes of completing your transaction, please check your junk/spam boxes. The confirmation mentions "tickets". Please disregard this, as tickets are NOT used for camp programs.

2nd & 3rd Grade Summer Safari: Animal Olympics

Animal Olympics

Grades: 2nd & 3rd

FULL-DAY - 9:00am-4:00pm

Children being registered for this class must be entering either Second or Third Grade in the Fall of 2018.

Description

Animal Olympics: Just as the Olympic Games bring people from many countries together to compete, our Animal Olympics camp will compare the amazing adaptations animals use to survive in ecosystems around the globe. In our good-natured competition, we'll examine the environments where these animals live, and why some animals thrive, other animals survive, and some animals just can't compete.

NOTE: Once you are registered for Summer Safari and have completed your transaction, you will receive an automatic email reply with two attachments: your Booking Confirmation and the Summer Safari Documents and Information.

If you don't receive the confirmation email from DENVER ZOO ONLINE TICKETS within 15 minutes of completing your transaction, please check your junk/spam boxes. The confirmation mentions "tickets". Please disregard this, as tickets are NOT used for camp programs.

2nd & 3rd Summer Safari: Nature Play the Zoo Way

Nature Play the Zoo Way

Grade: 2nd & 3rd

FULL-DAY - 9:00am-4:00pm

Children being registered for this class must be entering either 2nd or 3rd Grade in the Fall of 2018.

Description

Nature Play the Zoo Way: Bugs under rocks, giraffes in the clouds, dandelions in the breeze, and muddy little hands. Connect with the joys of childhood and nature in Denver Zoo's first fully-based nature play camp. This unique opportunity will encourage campers to literally dig into the world around them, engage their sense of wonder and discovery, and develop connections to animals and the natural world. Photo-ready outfits are optional, dirt and smiles are not! Come play with us!

NOTE: Once you are registered for Summer Safari and have completed your transaction, you will receive an automatic email reply with two attachments: your Booking Confirmation and the Summer Safari Documents and Information.

If you don't receive the confirmation email from DENVER ZOO ONLINE TICKETS within 15 minutes of completing your transaction, please check your junk/spam boxes. The confirmation mentions "tickets". Please disregard this, as tickets are NOT used for camp programs.

4th & 5th Grades Summer Safari: World Wildlife Investigators

World Wildlife Investigators

Grades: 4th & 5th  

FULL-DAY - 9:00am-4:00pm

Children being registered for this class must be entering either Forth or Fifth Grade in the Fall of 2018.

Description

World Wildlife Investigators: Ever wonder why animals from all over the world look so different? Campers put on their detective hats to conduct investigations and explore the Zoo as they aim to uncover animal mysteries. To unravel each case, campers meet creatures from across the globe, explore their connections to each other, and see that we aren't all so different.

NOTE: Once you are registered for Summer Safari and have completed your transaction, you will receive an automatic email reply with two attachments: your Booking Confirmation and the Summer Safari Documents and Information.

If you don't receive the confirmation email from DENVER ZOO ONLINE TICKETS within 15 minutes of completing your transaction, please check your junk/spam boxes. The confirmation mentions "tickets". Please disregard this, as tickets are NOT used for camp programs.

6th - 8th Grade Summer Safari: So You Want to Work at a Zoo

So You Want to Work at a Zoo

Grade: 6th, 7th and 8th

FULL-DAY - 9:00am-4:00pm

Children registering for this class must be entering Sixth, Seventh, or Eighth Grade in Fall of 2018.

Description

So You Want to Work at a Zoo: Do you dream of one day working in a zoo? There are a plethora of opportunities, but where do you begin? Campers get their foot in the door by learning about career options at the Zoo and just what it takes to get there. From our teen volunteers to field conservation to horticulture to animal care and education staff, campers explore how careers at Denver Zoo help secure a better world for animals through human understanding.

NOTE: Once you are registered for Summer Safari and have completed your transaction, you will receive an automatic email reply with two attachments: your Booking Confirmation and the Summer Safari Documents and Information.

If you don't receive the confirmation email from DENVER ZOO ONLINE TICKETS within 15 minutes of completing your transaction, please check your junk/spam boxes. The confirmation mentions "tickets". Please disregard this, as tickets are NOT used for camp programs.

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 Group CampOUT

Bunk with the Beasts CampOUTS are an overnight adventure for your Scouts at Denver Zoo. You'll enjoy private tours of the Zoo after hours, a campout dinner, live animal encounters, and campfire treats. You will then conclude the evening by camping out underneath the stars in our safari tents and enjoy breakfast in the morning!

Important information:

  • Must have at least 10 Scouts to register
  • Children must be 5+ to attend bunk
  • Registered participants are free to explore the zoo on your own after the Bunk ends.

Scout Bunk - Africa's Pride

Cub Scouts, do you dare to sleep on the wild side at a Denver Zoo 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. The theme of this Cub Scouts Bunk with the Beasts is Africa's Pride. Scouts will 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.

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.

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.

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