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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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2300 N Steele St, Denver City Park, Denver, CO 80205-4899
+1 720-337-1400
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kids, grandparents and parents all love going to this zoo. It's well laid out and they're constantly changing the exhibits. The zoo lights at Christmas are spectacular.

1  Thank Stmbt97
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Growing up in the Seattle/Tacoma area and a few zoo’s to chose from the Denver Zoo is cheap and well worth the adventure. The concessions at the Zoo accommodate both kids and adults which is awesome. All the animals were lively despite being February due...More

Thank Tim E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great time with our granddaughter. Our sister in law joined us along with our nephew. The zoo was very wary to get around and everyone was very helpful. There was plenty for our granddaughter as she ran around and burned off lot of energy.

Thank Joane K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we have been going to this zoo as zoo members since we moved to the Denver area in 2001. great animal shows, volunteers to help you and,answer questions, good food, excellent fries, ice cream and more. beautiful animal homes. on a,cold day go into the...More

1  Thank Borntotrek
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hello, I and my family recently made a visit to the zoo. We are Colorado natives and have been to the zoo countless times over the years. I was wondering who is in charge of facilities maintenance? My back ground as a trades person and...More

Thank beachtimeDenver_CO
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very large zoo with a wide variety of exhibits. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable and overall a relaxed visit. We went on a weekday afternoon so the zoo was quiet on the whole, but this meant we had plenty of time to read the...More

Thank Charlie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely day here - the weather was perfect, and it's a sprawling zoo with lots to see. The highlight for us was a great set-up where the zoo visitors sit in stadium seating around a large man-made pond, and keepers work with...More

Thank travelmakesUrich
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family enjoyed the zoo lights and the layout of the zoo. The price was great and the kids loved every bit of it.

Thank Leslie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pick a sunny day, grab the kids, wear some comfortable shoes, have a great walk and learn a few things about nature. If it's your 1st time, you might want to take the tram around to get an idea where everything is, then go back...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Denver Zoo has completed some major renovations and the result is educational and authentic tour of the animals and their native habitats. The Asian elephant exhibit is one such exhibit and the shows are not performance based but encourage husbandry behaviors in the animals.

Thank Julie W
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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.