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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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“polar bears” (81 reviews)
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2300 N Steele St, Denver City Park, Denver, CO 80205-4899
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a glowing title - why not the 5th star?! One word: Crowds. It's a fantastic facility with wonderful exhibits. Unfortunately, everyone else in Denver knows this and proceeds to go there. We thought we planned it perfectly - during the week and not on...More

Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Denver Zoo has a fairly wide variety of animals in a pleasant setting. In most exhibits, you can get a wide open view without bars or cages. Highly recommended.

Thank James N
Reviewed 3 days ago

I wish I could rate the Denver Zoo lights favorably, but I didn't arrive 3 hours early in order to get a parking spot. I arrived at 5:30 and no parking was available. The traffic was horrible and Denver drivers are among the worst in...More

Thank Leigh M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great family day activities,so much to see and learn about all the animals, my favourite the polar bear exhibit, and of course the apes.

Thank F9056ZFsusanp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time. The kids loved it. Dress up very warm cause its cold in October. Everything flowed smoothly.

Thank Raymond B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited several zoos and several countries in Africa. The Denver Zoo has done a good job creating exhibits similar to the animals' real homes! Visitors get to see all kinds of animals in a very realistic environment. You will enjoy hours of observing...More

Thank samrlloyd
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Denver Zoo is a great way to spend a day. There are tons of things to see for people of all ages, yet it's not too huge to do in a day. Be sure to see the elephant presentation - fun and informative. If...More

Thank Jodie F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Denver Zoo is a vast place with lots of animals to see. A wide range from primates to birds and everything else. A little easy to get lost, so make sure you take a map. They also offer free admission days, which is pretty cool....More

Thank Neal W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Denver Zoo is a large place, although not too large to see most of it within one day. A lot of improvements have been made over the years to provide better habitats for the animals, although there is still work to be done as...More

Thank Maui2014NMR
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot of nice exhibits but lots of empty exhibits also. The large cats are getting new enclosures so they have moved them. Still worth admission and a couple hours fun.

Thank Perrie M
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29 November 2017|
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Response from Pppmomof3 | Reviewed this property |
I am assuming you are asking how much time you need to see the zoo. If that is the case it all depends how in depth you want to get and how many shows you want to see. If you are visiting in the winter there won’t be as... More
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.