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Group Bunk - Rainforest Wonders

Have a sleepover at Denver Zoo at a Bunk with the Beasts adventure! Group Bunks are designed with activities, tours and night vision. In this bunk you will investigate the layers of the Rainforest, as you travel from the forest floor up through the canopy. Learn about the amazing animals that inhabit dense tropical jungles, the interconnection of species, and how important conservation efforts are to these beautiful but fragile environments.

*Bunk geared toward 4th through 6th grade students.Bunk supports Colorado Academic Science Standard 2.3 for 4th grade and 2.2 for 6th grade. Program doesn't adhere to 5th 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.

Child Only Bunk - Zoo Year's Eve

Children are invited to celebrate New Year's Eve with a sleepover at Denver Zoo's Bunk with the Beasts adventure! They will explore Zoo Lights, and celebrate the new year in a safe and fun environment, while parents get a night out on the town! The evening will include a pizza dinner, an evening snack and a warm morning breakfast.

Important information:

  • Children must be 5+ to attend bunk
  • This bunk includes, dinner, snack and breakfast.
  • Registered participants are free to explore the zoo on your own after the Bunk ends.
  • Instructor to child ratio is 1 to 8.

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

Denver Zoo Pride Parade T-Shirt - Large

Here's your chance to get your 2018 Denver Zoo Pride Parade T-shirt. Many parade watchers asked about them and now you can have one too. All proceeds will benefit Denver Zoo operations and our commitment to wild animals and wild places.

Denver Zoo Pride Parade T-Shirt - XLarge

Here's your chance to get your 2018 Denver Zoo Pride Parade T-shirt. Many parade watchers asked about them and now you can have one too. All proceeds will benefit Denver Zoo operations and our commitment to wild animals and wild places.

Denver Zoo Pride Parade T-Shirt - XXLarge

Here's your chance to get your 2018 Denver Zoo Pride Parade T-shirt. Many parade watchers asked about them and now you can have one too. All proceeds will benefit Denver Zoo operations and our commitment to wild animals and wild places.

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.

3rd - 5th Grade School Programs

Classes are offered Monday through Friday, September through May.

PLEASE NOTE: Class size is 32 students, if you have more than 32 you will need to choose multiple times.

Students are immersed in Denver Zoo's living classroom as they explore faraway animals, cultures and ecosystems through the lens of Toyota Elephant Passage. Zoo educators lead students on a trek through the exhibit, incorporating hands-on inquiry, up-close animal observations, and guided discovery that supports the development of science skills.

3rd - 4th Grade Classes

Animals around the World - Journey through tropical Asia as you discover how animals influence culture and contribute to a region s uniqueness.

Supports CAS Third Grade Social Studies 2.2

4th - 5th Grade Classes

A Trek through the Tropics - Investigate how Asian tropical ecosystems are similar to and different from other ecosystems around the world, including those in Colorado.

  • Supports CAS Fourth Grade Science 2.1 & 2.3

Schools: Denver Zoo Secret Science Days

Denver Zoo Secret Science Days

School Groups: Grades K-5th

Did you know that everything we do at the zoo to care for our animals involves science? Uncover the secret science animal care professionals use every day as they care for our 4,000 wild residents!

Teacher's spark your student’s interest in science as you explore real world animal care challenges in these special discovery days at Denver Zoo. Secret Science Day maps lead students throughout the zoo to gain an insider view into ways that keepers, veterinarians, nutritionists, trainers and exhibit designers meet the challenges of caring for our wild family.

Zoo staff and volunteers will help your students uncover the inside workings of Denver Zoo, encourage them to make observations at exhibits, discuss ideas with their peers, and share what they’ve learned. The more they engage, the more they discover – students who interact with Secret Science Day experts receive tips on where to see exciting shows and demonstrations, interact with keepers and vets, and meet live animals up close!

Denver Zoo Secret Science Days: Explore. Engage. Explain.

Zoo Assemblies - 6th - 12th Grades

Students meet flighted birds, gregarious mammals, and impressive reptiles, as well as the keepers and trainers that care for them at the Zoo.

  • Ideal for larger groups.
  • Check dates for an appropriate assembly experience for your grade.
  • Each assembly can accommodate up to 150 students..
  • Approximately 45 minutes in length.
  • Assemblies are offered only on select dates and begin at 10am or 11:30am each of those days.

Important Information:

  • Due to limited space available, only 1 adult (teacher/chaperone) per 5 students will be allowed into the program. Additional discounted chaperone tickets may be purchased the day of the program for those who would like still join their student at the zoo before or after the scheduled assembly.
  • Siblings and strollers will not be allowed into the assembly due limited space.

Zoo Assemblies - Kindergarten - 5th Grades

Students meet flighted birds, gregarious mammals, and impressive reptiles, as well as the keepers and trainers that care for them at the Zoo.

  • Ideal for larger groups.
  • Check dates for an appropriate assembly experience for your grade.
  • Each assembly can accommodate up to 150 students..
  • Approximately 45 minutes in length.
  • Assemblies are offered only on select dates and begin at 10am or 11:30am each of those days.

Important Information:

  • Due to limited space available, only 1 adult (teacher/chaperone) per 5 students will be allowed into the program. Additional discounted chaperone tickets may be purchased the day of the program for those who would like still join their student at the zoo before or after the scheduled assembly.
  • Siblings and strollers will not be allowed into the assembly due limited space.

Zookeeper Experience

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a zookeeper? During this Zoo Keeper Experience, participants will spend a morning with a zookeeper from our education animal division and learn what it takes to work in an animal care career. During the experience, participants will try their hand at zookeeper responsibilities by participating in two or more of the following activities:

  • Preparing animal diets
  • Helping to weigh and care for animals
  • Taking part in animal training
  • Assisting with animal demonstrations or shows
  • And of course, everyone’s favorite - cleaning!

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

WHO:

  • Animal lovers ages 9-18 with a passion to learn about careers working with animals. This is your chance to delve right in and see what a Zookeeper’s day is really like!

WHAT TO WEAR

  • Closed-toed shoes, a comfortable shirt, and pants or shorts. Dress for the weather! Portions of our program may be held outside even in inclement weather.
  • Please wear clothes and shoes that can get dirty, as being a zookeeper can get messy and there is a lot of cleaning.

WHAT TO BRING

  • A water bottle, your confirmation sheet and your camera (photo opportunities will be provided).
  • Please note: The focus of the program is an in-depth exploration of a zookeeper’s job; limited direct contact with live animals will be involved.

CANCELLATION FEES

  • 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 program.
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