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Denver Zoo

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2300 N Steele St, Denver City Park, Denver, CO 80205-4899
+1 720-337-1400
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Adventure Awaits! Every day, Denver Zoo seeks to inspire exploration and discovery, and creates connections with people, animals and nature. And every day, we’re working to save animals and conserve wildlife here and around the world. Your visit and support aids in all these efforts- Thank you. Home to 4,100 animals, representing more than 600 species, Denver Zoo is committed to species conservation by bringing science education to life and providing extraordinary experiences that foster human and animal connections. It is the most visited cultural destination in Colorado, serving 2 million people per year. Located in Denver’s City Park, the Zoo is a nonprofit organization accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), which assures the highest standards of animal care. With the mission to secure a better world for animals through human understanding, Denver Zoo dedicates more than $2 million annually to zoo-led programs aimed at protecting animals within their natural habitats around the world.
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“elephant exhibit” (129 reviews)
“polar bears” (81 reviews)
“big cats” (36 reviews)
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2300 N Steele St, Denver City Park, Denver, CO 80205-4899
+1 720-337-1400
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Many of the animals were hidden because of the cold temperatures. Would be better to visit in other season.

Thank yarinell r
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place was amazing! So many cool animals! Loved seeing the giraffes and gorillas. The polar bear looked depressed though. Also, the sea lion show was too cool!

Thank brittanywhitworth94
Reviewed 6 days ago

Spend whole afternoon in zoo.Animals seem to be happy,taken care of and fed properly.Zoo workers are helpful and the day was great !

Thank Sally B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most animals were not in certain areas. We were kind of confused why certain parts were even open. animals that were out were awesome and zoo employees were greet

Thank Paul E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not only was there less crowds that later in the year, the animals were more active and we got to talk with some of the keepers about the animals they were tending to. My purse was also accidentally left in a bathroom stall and the...More

Thank Heather S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Actually went with our Two adult children, one is in college in Denver. Loved this zoo, we actually bought both our kids annual passes for Christmas. Loved the turtles, fish and frogs. Enjoyed the entire day.

Thank kkbark
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has to be one of my favorite zoo's I have ever been too. I was there with my family for close to 4 hours and my boys were thoroughly entertained. So many animals to see and so many of the animals were out and...More

Thank Brandi K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've never had a zoo experience like this as long as I've been coming here. We went early and all the animals were active, such a cool and different experience than the norm. The hippo played for more than thirty minutes with it's ball in...More

1  Thank Danielle R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my second year that we got annual passes. Absolutely love this zoo and all the special perks we get by being a member.

Thank Browning-Theriault
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Zoolights is a special event in the month of December at the Denver Zoo. It is not inexpensive, and often sells out of tickets, even on week days! This makes for a very crowded experience and parking is nothing short of a nightmare. Allow yourselves...More

Thank Wendy E
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29 November 2017|
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Response from elizabethatapp | Reviewed this property |
2 to 4 hours. Depends on if you have children or not.
Sara G
7 September 2017|
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Response from EvelynattA | Reviewed this property |
I believe the zoo is open most days during the winter. However, if there is a very cold spell and or, a lot of snow, they may close. Certain animals that are exceptionally effected by cold weather would be kept inside then... More
Lauren N
19 June 2017|
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Response from Gina G | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if the day of week matters. I went on a Tuesday and was fairly busy with groups of day camp kids. It is better to go early in day as many animals were hiding out from the hot afternoon sun.