Denver Zoo

Zoo
2300 N Steele St (btwn Colorado & York On 23rd), Denver, CO 80205, United States
Hours:
None listed (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 9:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Wed–Thu
    • 9:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
    • 6:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 9:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 9:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 9:00 AM–3:00 PM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)

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.

9.3/10

Based on 507 votes

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  • Brian D.

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

    Brian Duncan · 4 days ago
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  • 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 · 3 weeks ago
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  • 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
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  • Elizabeth

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

    Elizabeth · January 4
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  • Jack N.

    Such a fantastic zoo!!

    Jack Nevin · November 30, 2014
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  • John F.

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

    John Fukuda · November 22, 2014
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  • 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
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  • maritta

    Ride the train. Kids go cuckoo.

    maritta · August 25, 2014
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  • Kira R.

    #denverzoo

    Kira Rakhmetova · August 7, 2014
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  • 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
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  • Urban C.

    Have alot of food because it is soooo BIG!

    Urban ChitChat · May 28, 2014
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  • greg k.

    Check out the primates with your prime mate.

    greg knaddison · May 24, 2014
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  • Paisano0506

    Check their website for free days and events.

    Paisano0506 · January 11, 2014
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  • Matt S.

    Count the Toyota logos at Toyota Elephant Passage

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

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

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  • Dab P.

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

    Dab Padilla · July 30, 2013
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  • Claire

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

    Claire · July 29, 2013
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Danielle M.

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

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

    Check out the baby zebra

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

    Get there early

    Tracey Flanders · June 9, 2013
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  • 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
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  • Tom M.

    I smell critter poo.

    Tom Martinez · May 28, 2013
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  • Gaby M.

    Good job guys !! Nice zoo !!

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

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

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  • The Harlem Globetrotters

    The Harlem Globetrotters are teaching some summer skills clinics June 10-15. Bring the kids out to learn from the best! For more information Read more

    The Harlem Globetrotters · April 25, 2013
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  • marissa p.

    i am going tomorrow so much so exited all of animal

    marissa powers · April 21, 2013
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  • Claire M.

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

    Claire Madden · April 6, 2013
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  • Ryan C.

    2pm elephant demonstration at Toyota elephant passage

    Ryan Crum · March 19, 2013
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • greg k.

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

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

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

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  • 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
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  • Amy

    You MUST go early to find parking

    Amy · September 16, 2012
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  • Jacki T.

    The new exhibits are gorgeous, well worth the wait!

    Jacki Tordillos · September 2, 2012
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  • Heather

    The new elephant exhibit is really cool- talks about the importance of conservation, but also addresses the problems elephants can cause for the people who share their land.

    Heather · July 21, 2012
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  • The Weather Channel M.

    Spans over 75 acres and is home to over 4,000 animals including rare amur leopards, okapi, black rhinoceros, elephants, vampire bats, orangutan, Komodo dragons and more!

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  • Sean DeMarco

    Buy the annual membership and make it worth your while.

    Sean DeMarco · June 22, 2012
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  • Tim A. M.

    Make sure to check on the new Asian exhibit while you're here!

    Tim A. Miller · April 1, 2012
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  • Brett G.

    See the monkeys. A trip to the zoo without monkeys is like using a smartphone with no Internet.

    Brett Greene · March 28, 2012
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  • 4sqBadge

    In 1896, a small, orphaned black bear named Billy became the first resident of Denver Zoo. Billy's adventurous helped mold the Zoo into a home to 3,800 animals representing more than 650 species. Read more

    4sqBadge · February 4, 2012
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  • Colorado

    One of the nation’s most popular zoos, this City Park landmark takes you on a globetrotting safari. Go nose to nose with a polar bear, trade funny faces with gorillas and stretch necks with giraffes.

    Colorado · January 23, 2012
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  • Neil R.

    Say hello to the snow leopards!

    Neil Robertson · January 17, 2012
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  • Brian N.

    If you need to warm up, both Bird World and Tropical Discovery are warm and toasty.

    Brian Nelson · January 14, 2012
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  • Anthony S.

    If you're an animal lover....this place is a must!

    Anthony Sayles · January 3, 2012
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