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Denver Zoo

#8 of 252 things to do in Denver Features Animals
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. 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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2300 N Steele St, Denver City Park, Denver, CO 80205-4899
+1 720-337-1400
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Been a while since we have been here with the family. They do have a couple of new exhibits opened up. One is called the edge, it is the new tigerexhibit. They have a couple of new bird exhibits also. Took some family here who...More

Thank Skidadoftwo
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

City Park in Denver is home to some wonderful attractions- the actual park itself, which is huge; the Denver Museum of Nature and Science; and the Denver Zoo! If your kiddos are in to animals, try to plan a weekday (less crowded) visit to the...More

Thank erinlynn2020
Reviewed yesterday

The Denver Zoo is a large, lush, place to stroll and look at its animals and plants. The animal enclosures are well designed to provide a habitat and show off the animals. There is lots of shade and places to stop, sit, eat, and gaze...More

Thank David_P_Denver
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We Love the Denver zoo and generally go about 2 times a month. We have been members since 2007 and one of our favorite things is all the continued growth of the zoo. The volunteers are top notch and very knowledgeable about the animals. The...More

Thank Stacyzamora1
Reviewed 2 days ago

I don't care how many times you go. Its always fun. It changes all the time. You can even go in December if weather is good. Kids always love it

Thank Kristina R
Reviewed 2 days ago

This zoo is very clean and accessible. My 7-year old daughter loved it, as did the rest of our family. So much to see - definitely worth a visit.

Thank jmb016300
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great experience and very affordable. Most animals were out especially the tigers and primates and snow leopards. Easy to walk and lots to see.

Thank Preatorian54
Reviewed 5 days ago

We really enjoy going to the Denver Zoo to walk around. The new Tiger enclosure is amazing! The feeding area for the birds is also a hit with our kiddos. I love that the Denver Zoo has a membership option so we can go as...More

Thank Ellie B
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Denver Zoo is the best one I have visited .The animals are almost free ,fields and large spaces to roam

Thank sallybird
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife was very surprised that the animals did not seem to be active. Most looked old and worn. She said this is last zoo she will go to

Thank Kcras
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Lauren N
What day of the week is typically the least busy during the summer?
18 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.
Jaime P
Is there a long wait to buy tickets at the zoo?
27 March 2017|
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Response from Patrick P | Property representative |
Currently there is a line to purchase tickets and we estimate the wait at five minutes. Tickets are available online and can be used directly from your phone. The optimal times to visit the Zoo in the spring/summer season... More
Donna J
Do you have wheel chairs to rent
16 March 2017|
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Response from Daine A | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There are manual wheelchairs for $7.00 and motorized wheelchairs for $30.00