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Denver Zoo

Zoo · City Park
2300 N Steele St (btwn Colorado & York On 23rd), Denver, CO 80205, United States
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  • Today
    • 9:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 9:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Mon–Thu
    • 9:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
    • 6:00 PM–8:00 PM
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Denver Zoo is home to 3,800 animals representing more than 650 species and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Denver Zoo's mission is to secure a better world for animals through human understanding.


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  • What you need to know
    "new elephant exhibit"(11 Tips)
    Jessica B.
    "Loved Zoo Lights but parking was not fun!"(5 Tips)
    Hanibal C.
    "Make sure to see the shows like the Elephant and Sea Lion."(6 Tips)
    The Ritz-Carlton
    "family friendly setting offers a Tropical Discovery"(5 Tips)
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  • elephants
  • sea lions
  • zoos
  • tropical discovery
  • picnics
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  • sliders
  • outdoor seating
  • exhibits
  • family-friendly
  • beer
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  • Natalie

    The Lego sculptures are gone (all except the lion which has over 56k Legos). Get ready for zoo light! December 4-January 3, 2016.

    Natalie · 2 weeks ago
  • Natalie

    With 80 acres there is a lot to see. With the construction of bear mountain it became the first zoo in the country to use naturalistic enclosures. Check out the list of babies currently available too!

    Natalie · 2 weeks ago
  • Franco C.

    Love this zoo. Animals have plenty of room, elephant path is nice, the feline house is awesome. Check out the lorikeet area: it's also free. Pretty great trip. And yes, the picture is a hyena in a box

    Franco Caliz · 2 weeks ago
  • Geoff R.

    Craft beers throughout the zoo make for the perfect Saturday outdoors

    Geoff Renstrom · October 10
  • Kimberlie H.

    There is so much other things to do than just look at animals.

    Kimberlie Hösli · October 5
  • *iVy

    They serve beer at some of the kiosks for us big children over 21!

    *iVy · October 1
  • The Ritz-Carlton

    Located at City Park, this family friendly setting offers a Tropical Discovery exhibit along with your favorite mammals plus plants, insects, birds, fish and reptiles. Don't miss the gift shop.

    The Ritz-Carlton · September 25
  • Matthew S.

    I enjoyed watching the trainers do the elephant show. Zoo was well maintained and clean as well.

    Matthew Stoll · August 9
  • Sean R.

    Feeding the giraffes was so cool. Definitely a must do!

    Sean Reed · August 3
  • Ab M.

    We have been there a couple times now and we liked it a lot. Other than the sad looking lion it was great

    Ab M · July 28
  • Nicole M.

    Best zoo I've been to. Animals are really active and there's a great Asian culture exhibit where the elephants are. Also: find the semi hidden food truck!

    Nicole McKinney · July 28
  • Brian D.

    Big. Close animals. Eclectic food that wasn't too bad or terribly expensive. One of my favorite zoos.

    Brian Duncan · April 24
  • Hanibal C.

    Not as great as the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo down in the Springs but it still makes for a fun day! Make sure to see the shows like the Elephant and Sea Lion. Be wary of the food prices. Pack a lunch.

    Hanibal Clayton · April 5
  • Alejandra T.

    Free days are great. Lots of animals and also lots of staff to tell you about the animals and you can even touch some ..

    Alejandra Torres · February 20
  • Elizabeth

    Large, so plan your visit, tons of active animals and animal demonstrations. Can get crowded in the summer.

    Elizabeth · January 4
  • Jack N.

    Such a fantastic zoo!!

    Jack Nevin · November 30, 2014
  • John F.

    Bring your own food. You can avoid the crowds at the snack bars and have a picnic.

    John Fukuda · November 22, 2014
  • Amy S.

    Go through quickly and you've still spent an hour and a half there! I thought the birds were the coolest exhibit

    Amy Stout · October 5, 2014
  • maritta

    Ride the train. Kids go cuckoo.

    maritta · August 25, 2014
  • Kira R.


    Kira Rakhmetova · August 7, 2014
  • The Peak P.

    Such an amazing treasure we have in Denver, the free days can be a bit busy, but mid-week trips lets you explore with out the crowds!

    The Peak Properties Group · June 12, 2014
  • Urban C.

    Have alot of food because it is soooo BIG!

    Urban ChitChat · May 28, 2014
  • greg k.

    Check out the primates with your prime mate.

    greg knaddison · May 24, 2014
  • Paisano0506

    Check their website for free days and events.

    Paisano0506 · January 11, 2014
  • Matt S.

    Count the Toyota logos at Toyota Elephant Passage

    Matt Schmoeckel · October 2, 2013
  • Hampton Inn Denver-International Airport

    "Really, Denver zoo is incredible. Present there is a lot to observe (see) and complete (do)" Read more

  • Dab P.

    Don't come on warm sunny days, you won't get to see a single animal out.

    Dab Padilla · July 30, 2013
  • Claire

    The new Elephant Passage gives visitors a better look at a wide variety of exciting animals.

    Claire · July 29, 2013
  • Ryan D.

    Finally a zoo with ample room for elephants. Great zoo. The map needs to be better though, a little more detail would help people not get lost.

    Ryan Day · July 27, 2013
  • Ryan D.

    Burger sliders with tater tots from the food truck were delicious but got overcharged and didn't realize it until after. Double-check all the prices.

    Ryan Day · July 27, 2013
  • Danielle M.

    Ride a B-Cycle to and from the zoo, the streets around it are very easy to ride. No hills, bike lanes or sharrows and traffic is pretty calm.

    Danielle Murray · June 19, 2013
  • Danielle M.

    Stop to see if the elephants are taking a shower in the waterfall!

    Danielle Murray · June 19, 2013
  • Ashley Chris F.

    Check out the baby zebra

    Ashley Chris Fiske · June 16, 2013
  • Tracey F.

    Get there early

    Tracey Flanders · June 9, 2013
  • Get Outdoors CO

    "Let the wild rumpus start!" After you check out Denver Zoo, come to City Park on Saturday, June 8th to celebrate National Get Outdoors Day. Explore dozens of outdoor activities for the whole family! Read more

    Get Outdoors CO · June 5, 2013
  • Tom M.

    I smell critter poo.

    Tom Martinez · May 28, 2013
  • Gaby M.

    Good job guys !! Nice zoo !!

    Gaby Mv · May 14, 2013
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Denver Aurora/Parker Hotel

    Great place to see a remarkable gathering of foreign animals and birds at this zoo Read more

  • marissa p.

    i am going tomorrow so much so exited all of animal

    marissa powers · April 21, 2013
  • Claire M.

    Best zoo I've ever been to! My 3 year old loved it too!

    Claire Madden · April 6, 2013
  • Ryan C.

    2pm elephant demonstration at Toyota elephant passage

    Ryan Crum · March 19, 2013
  • Shelby R.

    Was not impressed with the zoo. Most of the animals were inside and not able to be seen. It didn't seem well up kept. Will not be going back. Cheyenne mountain zoo is a lot better.

    Shelby Rothwell · March 18, 2013
  • Jessica H.

    Be sure to thank the volunteers! They do so much- your experience just would not be the same without them. Ask them questions and learn some cool information!

    Jessica Hyde · February 24, 2013
  • Cody R.

    It's nice and all, but I've never been to a zoo that you had to pay to get in. This should be free for instate residence.

    Cody Ray · February 13, 2013
  • Jessica B.

    Loved Zoo Lights but parking was not fun! Go early before they open for Zoo Lights or later if possible for a better parking experience.

    Jessica Barnette · December 17, 2012
  • greg k.

    The best part about the zoo is you can fart anywhere and nobody suspects you.

    greg knaddison · December 2, 2012
  • Secret Garden B.

    Took my grand kids to "BOO at the ZOO" wonderful day!!!!

  • Jackie F.

    Demonstration of teaching animal husbandry behaviors to the lions is way cool. An opportunity to see and hear them up close!

    Jackie Flynt · November 18, 2012
  • Amy

    You MUST go early to find parking

    Amy · September 16, 2012
  • Jacki T.

    The new exhibits are gorgeous, well worth the wait!

    Jacki Tordillos · September 2, 2012

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