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Address: 2300 N Steele St, Denver City Park, Denver, CO 80205-4899
Phone Number: +1 720-337-1400
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

Adventure Awaits! Every day, Denver Zoo seeks to inspire exploration and...

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. Denver Zoo is home to 3,800 animals representing more than 650 species and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). AZA accreditation assures the highest standards of animal care. A leader in environmental action, Denver Zoo is dedicated to ensuring the safety of the environment in support of all species and is the first U.S. zoo to receive ISO 14001 certification for the entire facility and operations. This international certification ensures the zoo is attaining the highest environmental standards. Since 1996, Denver Zoo has participated in 594 conservation projects in 62 countries on all seven continents. In 2012 alone, Denver Zoo participated in 98 projects in 18 countries and more than $1 million in funds was spent by the zoo in support of animal conservation in the field.

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Light up the night!

Me and my 2 sons went to go check out the Denver Zoo Lights this weekend (which was opening weekend) and had a blast! I highly recommend that you get there early because we spent... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Me and my 2 sons went to go check out the Denver Zoo Lights this weekend (which was opening weekend) and had a blast! I highly recommend that you get there early because we spent over 20 minutes just trying to find parking (as a mom with 2 young kids I didn't want to park too far away, I know... More 

Thank DNBJunglist
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an amazing zoo. Spend a good half day exploring fantastic exhibits. Very impressive variety of animals on display. Well worth the price of admission.

Thank bellapup
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to take the kids and grandkids . Something thing were closed due to the colder weather with it bring later in the season

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Berryville, Virginia
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My 12 year old daughter was in her element while feeding the giraffes. We have previously paid big bucks at the San Diego zoo to feed the giraffes on a safari. That was an awesome experience, but our experience at the Denver zoo was a fraction of the cost and very enjoyable. I highly recommend buying multiple bundles of food... More 

Thank Loretta S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great afternoon with a toddler, who loved learning about all the different animals and watch the feeding of penguins. He did not want to leave. Facilities were all easily accessible and convenient parking. The only downside was that rubbish was cleaned properly across the zoo.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My kids and I enjoyed the rare reptiles birds and amphibians in the Rain forest area. It was a cold day when we visited and this was the perfect area to visit. My husband and I liked that the zoo has beer kiosks throughout the park for adults.

Thank T1656CIjenniferf
West Berlin, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Zoo is a fun place to bring your family!!!! They have a feed the giraffe option! They have a feed the bird option which was a fun way to interact with the beautiful birds!!!

Thank C P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Denver Zoo is laid out well and has an oval shape to it so that you can walk around the oval and see everything. Although there are areas where you can cut through if you want to skip certain areas. The big highlight to this zoo is the Lion 🦁 and ESPECIALLY the elephant exhibition. It is the best... More 

Thank Stan S
Elise T, Social Media/Marketing Specialist at Denver Zoo, responded to this review

Hi Stan--thanks for the positive feedback! We currently have two prides of lions both are so much fun to watch :) And we're very proud of Toyota Elephant Passage and the complex habitat it offers our elephants. We're gearing up for another exciting season of Zoo Lights. Hope you can join us this year! More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I have gotten into the habit of visiting the zoo in any major city we go to. The Denver zoo did not disappoint. They had a broad range of exhibits and animals. We went on a fairly crowded day and did not have any issues with being able to view animals. They also had tons of clean... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family went there for the boo at the zoo event. There was a lot of stuff to do there, staff was helpful. Only downside is the prices. The train ride which is very short, is very expensive so skip that if you can.

Thank cervantesluke

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