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Africa: Predator Versus Prey Group Bunk

Africa: Predator v.s. Prey, a Bunk with the Beasts Overnight Adventure. At this Bunk, your zoo safari will bring you face to face with predator and prey! Discover their adaptations for tracking the herd or escaping the hunt. Prowl with the pride and run with the pack as you view lions, wild dogs, banded mongoose and other residents of the majestic African savanna.

Bunk with the Beasts overnight adventures offer a more intimate, personalized exploration of the zoo. Each Bunk with the Beast overnight adventure includes different activities specific to the theme, but you can count on an active, fun-filled experience that includes:

  • A guided zoo tour focusing on animals relating to the Bunk theme.
  • Animal encounters (you will not touch a tiger, but you will get up close and personal with some of our education animals).
  • A variety of educational games and activities, including use of night vision scopes.

Important information:

  • 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.
  • Bunk geared toward 1st through 3rd grade students. 
  • Bunk meets Colorado Academic Science Standard 2.1 for 1st grade and 2nd grade. 
  • Program doesn't adhere to 3rd grade standard.
  • 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.

Boo After Dark

Friday, October 28th & Saturday October 29th 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Boo After Dark, presented by Your Hometown Toyota Stores, offers 20 trick-or-treat stations, creepy crawly animal demonstrations and exciting family-friendly entertainment under the canopy of the beautiful fall foliage of Denver Zoo. For those of you who love Boo at the Zoo but prefer to trick-or-treat in the evening.

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

  • No refunds, exchanges or transfers.

Brownie Girl Scout - Pets Bunk

Ages - 7-9

Brownies Pets Bunk, is an Overnight Adventure for Brownies. At this Bunk, Brownie Girl Scouts will earn their Pets badge and stay overnight in Denver Zoo s onsite Gates Education Center.

Bunk with the Beasts overnight adventures offer a more intimate, personalized exploration of the zoo. Each Bunk with the Beast overnight adventure includes different activities specific to the theme, but you can count on an active, fun-filled experience that includes:

  • A guided zoo tour focusing on animals relating to the Bunk theme
  • Animal encounters (you will not touch a tiger, but you will get up close and personal with some of our education animals).
  • A variety of educational games and activities, including use of night vision scopes.
  • An opportunity to see the zoo at night, without the large crowds!
  • Scout Bunks are tailored around Girl Scout or Cub Scout badges, journeys or achievements. 

Important information:

  • 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.
  • Each bunk gets the group leader in free, so select the free attendee for your leader.

Brownie Girl Scout - Senses Bunk

Brownies Senses Bunk, is an Overnight Adventure for Brownies. At this Bunk, Brownie Girl Scouts will earn their Senses Badge and stay overnight in Denver Zoo s onsite Gates Education Center. 

Bunk with the Beasts overnight adventures offer a more intimate, personalized exploration of the zoo. Each Bunk with the Beast overnight adventure includes different activities specific to the theme, but you can count on an active, fun-filled experience that includes:

  • A guided zoo tour focusing on animals relating to the Bunk theme
  • Animal encounters (you will not touch a tiger, but you will get up close and personal with some of our education animals).
  • A variety of educational games and activities, including use of night vision scopes.
  • An opportunity to see the zoo at night, without the large crowds!
  • Scout Bunks are tailored around Girl Scout or Cub Scout badges, journeys or achievements. 

Important information:

  • 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.
  • Each bunk gets the group leader in free, so select the free attendee for your leader.

Career Discovery Day

Date: October 15, 2016 9:30AM-1:00PM

*Registration for this event closes on October 11, 2016 at 12:00PM

This event is for teens in middle school only

Reminder: an adult chaperone (18+) MUST be registered to participate in the event.

From keepers to trainers, veterinarians and exhibit designers, a wide variety of possible zoo and animal careers will be explored during our Career Discovery Day this winter! The program kicks off with an engaging assembly featuring our animal stars.  Participants hear from zoo professionals during scheduled demonstrations, participate in special tours and visit breakout sessions of their choice filled with activities, information and time to ask questions about what it takes to work on the wild-side.

NOTE: Seating is limited for the career assembly and entry to the job fair and special tours will be restricted to registered participants and chaperones only.   Upon confirmation of registration, participants will receive e-mail confirmation.

Cub Scout Bunk - Africa's Pride

Ages - 6-14

Africa's Pride, a Bunk with the Beasts Overnight Adventure for Cub Scouts.Cub Scouts, do you dare to sleep on the wild side at a Denver Zoo Bunk with the Beasts adventure? 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.

Bunk with the Beasts overnight adventures offer a more intimate, personalized exploration of the zoo. Each Bunk with the Beast overnight adventure includes different activities specific to the theme, but you can count on an active, fun-filled experience that includes:

  • A guided zoo tour focusing on animals relating to the Bunk theme
  • Animal encounters (you will not touch a tiger, but you will get up close and personal with some of our education animals).
  • A variety of educational games and activities, including use of night vision scopes.
  • An opportunity to see the zoo at night, without the large crowds!
  • Scout Bunks are tailored around Girl Scout or Cub Scout badges, journeys or achievements. 

Important information:

  • 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.
  • Each bunk gets the group leader in free, so select the free attendee for your leader.

Daisy Girl Scout Bunk - 3 Cheers for Animals

Daisy 3 Cheers for Animals Bunk, is an Overnight Adventure for Daisies. At this Bunk, Daisy Girl Scouts participate in our 3 Cheers for Animals program and stay overnight in Denver Zoo's onsite Gates Education Center.

Bunk with the Beasts overnight adventures offer a more intimate, personalized exploration of the zoo. Each Bunk with the Beast overnight adventure includes different activities specific to the theme, but you can count on an active, fun-filled experience that includes:

  • A guided zoo tour focusing on animals relating to the Bunk theme
  • Animal encounters (you will not touch a tiger, but you will get up close and personal with some of our education animals).
  • A variety of educational games and activities, including use of night vision scopes.
  • An opportunity to see the zoo at night, without the large crowds!
  • Scout Bunks are tailored around Girl Scout or Cub Scout badges, journeys or achievements. 

Important information:

  • 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.
  • Each bunk gets the group leader in free, so select the free attendee for your leader.

Food Truck Safari: Nautical Nibbles

Friday, September 23rd, 6:30pm -  9:00 pm

Join us at Denver's wildest happy hour for an adults-only preview night of Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea on the night before the exhibit opens to the general public.

No guests under 21 years of age will be admitted (including infants).

Group Bunk - Careers

Career Teen Bunk, a Bunk with the Beasts Overnight Adventure for teens. Denver Zoo's Career Bunk is a new overnight program that will introduce teens to the ins and outs of landing careers in animal husbandry (animal keeping), animal nutrition, and animal training. Teens will participate in guided zoo and behind-the-scenes tours, animal training sessions, hands-on activities, live animal demonstrations, and interactive discussions about preparing for a career working directly with animals. Plenty of fun and food, too!

Bunk with the Beasts overnight adventures offer a more intimate, personalized exploration of the zoo. Each Bunk with the Beast overnight adventure includes different activities specific to the theme, but you can count on an active, fun-filled experience that includes:

  • A guided zoo tour focusing on animals relating to the Bunk theme.
  • Animal encounters (you will not touch a tiger, but you will get up close and personal with some of our education animals).
  • A variety of educational games and activities, including use of night vision scopes.

Important information:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Hippo Meet and Greet

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 are 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 person 16 years of age or older.
  • Hippo meet and greet 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.
  • Cancellation policy: A cancellation fee of 50% will be charged for cancelling within less than 2 weeks' notice. A cancellation fee of 100% will be charged for a missed adventure.
  • You must check-in at Guest Services 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.

Junior Girl Scout - Camper Bunk

Junior Girl Scout Camper Bunk, is an Overnight Adventure for Junior Girl Scouts. We have an exciting and active evening planned.

Bunk with the Beasts overnight adventures offer a more intimate, personalized exploration of the zoo. Each Bunk with the Beast overnight adventure includes different activities specific to the theme, but you can count on an active, fun-filled experience that includes:

  • A guided zoo tour focusing on animals relating to the Bunk theme
  • Animal encounters (you will not touch a tiger, but you will get up close and personal with some of our education animals).
  • A variety of educational games and activities, including use of night vision scopes.
  • An opportunity to see the zoo at night, without the large crowds!
  • Scout Bunks are tailored around Girl Scout or Cub Scout badges, try-its, journeys or achievements. 

Important information:

  • 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.
  • Each bunk gets the group leader in free, so select the free attendee for your leader.

Penguin Encounter

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 guests 8 years of age and older.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a 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.
  • 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.
  • You must check in at Guest Services 15 minutes prior to the start 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.

Rainforest Wonders - Group Bunk

Rainforest Wonders, a Bunk with the Beasts Overnight Adventure. Investigate the layers of the rain forest, 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 with the Beasts overnight adventures offer a more intimate, personalized exploration of the zoo. Each Bunk with the Beast overnight adventure includes different activities specific to the theme, but you can count on an active, fun-filled experience that includes:

  • A guided zoo tour focusing on animals relating to the Bunk theme.
  •  Animal encounters (you will not touch a tiger, but you will get up close and personal with some of our education animals).
  • A variety of educational games and activities, including use of night vision scopes.

Important information:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Rhino Meet and Greet

Ever wondered what it feels like to touch two tons worth of muscle? Experience this and more as you get nose to horn with our greater one horned rhinos Tensing and Bandhu. In this adventure, your host will guide you to our newest exhibit, Toyota Elephant Passage, to meet with a keeper and learn what it takes to care for these two-ton creatures. You ll also have a chance to touch and scratch this gentle giant while he enjoys his mid-morning snack. They might look tough as a tank, however their calm and sweet nature will win you over.

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

Restrictions:

  • This adventure is for guests 12 years of age and older.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a person 16 years of age or older.
  • Rhino Meet and Greet 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 a cancellation, efforts will be made to reschedule your tour on a later date.
  • Cancellation Policy: A cancellation fee of 50% will be charged for cancenlling with less than two weeks' notice. A cancellation fee of 100% will be charged for a missed adventure.
  • 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 Rhino Meet and Greet area. Please call 720-337-1400 for more information.

Scout Bunk - Rainforest Wonders

Rainforest Wonders, a Bunk with the Beasts Overnight Adventure for Cub Scouts. Cub Scouts, do you dare to sleep on the wild side at a Denver Zoo Bunk with the Beasts adventure? The theme of this Cub Scouts Bunk with the Beasts is Rainforest Wonders. Scouts will stay overnight in Denver Zoo s onsite Gates Education Center.

Bunk with the Beasts overnight adventures offer a more intimate, personalized exploration of the zoo. Each Bunk with the Beast overnight adventure includes different activities specific to the theme, but you can count on an active, fun-filled experience that includes:

  • A guided zoo tour focusing on animals relating to the Bunk theme
  • Animal encounters (you will not touch a tiger, but you will get up close and personal with some of our education animals).
  • A variety of educational games and activities, including use of night vision scopes.
  • An opportunity to see the zoo at night, without the large crowds!
  • Scout Bunks are tailored around Girl Scout or Cub Scout badges, journeys or achievements. 

Important information:

  • 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.
  • Each bunk gets the group leader in free, so select the free attendee for your leader.

Scout Night

Saturday, October 1 -- 6:30p.m. - 9:30p.m.

Advance registration is required. Tickets available until Saturday, October 1.

Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and their families are invited to the Zoo for a special after-hours event that meets scout requirements. Delve into the amazing adaptations of nocturnal animals as you watch the sunset and explore the Zoo at night. Scout Night also features up-close encounters, free carousel rides and train rides, crafts, activities, entertainment and Scout Night commemorative patches!

  • No refunds, exchanges or transfers. Event occurs rain or shine.
  • If you are purchasing 10 or more tickets you will receive a discounted rate of $14 per ticket; the ticket rate will automatically adjust prior to the confirmation of your purchase. Please note you will receive one ticket per person and one ticket per printed page.

Tropical Discovery Meet and Greet

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 gragons, and a second area that is the keepers choice! It may be a bird's eye look into our 16,000 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 person 16 years of age or older.
  • Tropical Discovery Meet-and-Greet 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Washed Ashore Beach Party

Saturday, September 24th, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Come to the grand opening of Washed Ashore for an evening full of kid-friendly entertainment and night-viewing of the sculptures throughout the Zoo.

 

Wild Birthday Parties

Wild Birthday Parties - Denver Zoo offers birthday party packages that are "purrrfect" for children of all ages and will delight your more mature members as well.

Wild Lights, Wild Winter - Family Bunk

Wild Lights, Wild Winter Bunk with the Beasts Overnight Adventure. Join us for dinner, then go out and experience the wonder of Denver Zoo Lights as a family.

When you're ready to warm up inside, we'll be waiting with hot cocoa and fun crafts and activities that explore how wild animals adapt to winter habitats. Wake up in the morning to a warm breakfast and a before-hours private tour of the zoo.

Important information:

  • This bunk includes, dinner, snack and breakfast.
  • Registered participants are free to explore the zoo on your own after the Bunk ends.

This bunk experience is a perfect way to celebrate the holiday season!

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