Denver Zoo

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: 2300 Steele Street, Denver, CO 80205, United States
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-7203371400
  • Ticket Price: 17 USD
  • Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Zoo, Family And Kids, Adventure

Denver Zoo - Review

With over 4000 animals comprising of approximately 700+ species, Denver Zoo is fourth most popular zoo in the country. Each exhibit at Zoo, whether it is about Mammals, Reptiles, Fish, Birds or Plants, is fun to watch and learn.

Get a glimpse of Asian Elephants at Toyota Elephant Passage, See pride of lions at Predator Ridge and cuddly Polar Bears at Northern Shores, See how apes and monkeys live at Primate Panorama, Explore exotic varieties of reptiles, fish and amphibians at Tropical Discovery; Be overwhelmed with over 200 species of birds at their own special exhibit; Visit Bear Mountain – home of grizzly bears, Asiatic black bears and coati; Get a chance to see majestic creatures like Snow leopards, stripped hyena and foosa at Felines or hop onto Pioneer Train for a trip along Pachyderm Park.

Denver Zoo Information

  • Wear good walking shoes and dress comfortably.
  • Apply generous amount of sunscreen especially if you are planning to visit during summer.
  • Visiting hours and ticket prices differ in different season.
  • They also have restaurants and other activities and can easily spend a day here with family and friends if you wish.
  • Free days, where every visitor is allowed an entry without any charge. Free days for the year 2015 are– 1/11, 1/12, 1/22, 2/6, 2/7, 2/19, 11/2, 11/13, 11/19. 

Denver Zoo Ticket Prices

  • Children - $12; Adults - $17; Seniors - $14
  • Children under 2 years of age – FREE
  • During winter tickets are – Children - $9, Adults - $13 and seniors - $11.
  • During Zoo lights- Members and Online ticket pricing: Children - $7, Adults - $11 and seniors - $9.
  • Tickets for Non-members- Children - $9, Adults - $13 and seniors - $11.
  • Free days in 2016: 4th November, 7th November, 17th November.

Denver Zoo Hours

  • During winter, Zoo timings are 10 AM to 4 PM.
  • During Zoo lights, Zoo timings are 5:30 PM to 9 PM.
  • Ground closes at 6pm (in summer)
  • Ground closes at 5pm (in winter)
  • Guided tours starts at 10:30am 

How To reach Denver Zoo by Public Transport

To get to Zoo, take RTD Bus #32 which will stop at following bus stations 

  • 2700 Block East 23rd Avenue
  • 3300 Block East 23rd Avenue 
  • 3500 Block East 23rd Avenue

Restaurants Near Denver Zoo

  • There are restaurants, cafes and ice cream parlors in the Zoo premises.

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TripHobo Highlights for Denver Zoo

  • Denver Zoo Address: 2300 Steele Street, Denver, CO 80205, United States
  • Denver Zoo Contact Number: +1-7203371400
  • Denver Zoo Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Denver Zoo Price: 17 USD
  • Best time to visit Denver Zoo(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Denver Zoo: 05:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Denver Zoo

  • 65.64% of people who visit Denver include Denver Zoo in their plan

  • 87.1% of people start their Denver Zoo visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Denver Zoo

Tuesday, Friday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Denver Zoo

People normally club together Cheesman Park and City Park while planning their visit to Denver Zoo.

People also prefer to start their day with Denver Zoo.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Denver Zoo Trips

Denver Zoo, Denver Reviews

  • Beautiful zoo! Amazing staff and excellent exhibits. I loved seeing the animals in larger natural habitat. There is a new baby orangutan as well as gorilla!! You don't want to miss either. They are so cute! Great family friendly time. Whether you are in town for work or exploring your home town, the Denver Zoo is the place to go!

  • This zoo is awesome! As a former employee of a different zoo it looks to be well run and the animals come first. Plan to spend a number of hours here! There are indoor exhibits as well as outdoor, and many of the animals you can view both sides so you don't miss out. I also love the uniqueness of rotating exhibits for some of the animals so they have a variety of living areas when outdoors. Will definitely visit again.

  • Good place for families and kids to visit. Wide variety of animals in nice enclosures. The Bird area is fun to walk through. You can get close up to the polar bears and gorillas. Nice to walk through the different animal areas. Worth the price.

  • So much has changed since I was a child. By far one of the best zoos with close up encounters and a variety of animals/exhibits. It’s worth getting the membership as it pays for itself in 2 visits. Even my older kids enjoy the zoo because there’s so much to do and see - I don’t recommend trying to get it all in just one day!

  • Awesome place to spend the day, just don't go on a free day, unless you can walk, take a bus or anything other than drive and have to park. Free day parking is a horrid experience, seriously, don't do it. Otherwise it's a lot of fun, employees are friendly, animals are interesting, zoo is well laid-out and maps are provided. Multiple cafes have various cuisines which is fun and offers a lot of choices. The train and the carousel are affordable and always a hit with my kid!

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