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Denver Zoo: Animal Encounters, Feedings, and Shows

When you stay at Crowne Plaza Denver, you'll only be a few minutes from tropical forests, polar ice caps, and an African Savannah and jungle. Spanning more than 80 acres, this TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice attraction features more than 3,500 animals representing 600 species and a wide range of exhibits, such as Toyota Elephant Passage, Predator Ridge, a Sea Lion demonstration, Bear Mountain, and Primate Panorama. Be prepared to be impressed with all there is to see and do at the wildly fun Denver Zoo.


Prices -

Adults (12-64): $20; Seniors (65+): $17; Children (3-11): $14; Children under 2: Free

Hours -

Open daily. 9 am to 5 pm.  (March 1-October 31) &  10 am to 5 pm (November 1-February 28)


  • Boo at the Zoo
  • Scout Night
  • Zoo Lights
  • Taps and Tails
  • Zoo Year's Eve
  • Toyota Safari Ride and Drive


  • Animal Exhibits
  • Wild Encounters
  • Sea Lion Show
  • African Penguin Feedings
  • Dining
  • Shopping


  • Are there any free admission days at the Denver Zoo?

    There are several days throughout the year that you can visit the Denver Zoo for free. There are three days in January: the 11th, 19th, and 20th. In February, you can come to the zoo for no charge on the 4th and 5th. Finally, in November visitors can get up-close-and-personal with the animals for free on the 9th and 12th.
  • Are there discounted rates for groups?

    If you’re traveling with a group of 20 people or more, you’ll be eligible for discounted admission prices to the Denver Zoo. These special rates can be arranged on the day of your visit at the box office. In addition, nonprofit groups are also eligible for special pricing. Be advised that once group tickets are purchased, there are no refunds.

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