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Denver Zoo

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With over 3500 animals on 84 gorgeous acres, Denver Zoo is an amazing experience year-round. Your visit helps to provide world-class care for the lions, giraffes, elephants as well as other wild animals and wild places, from the Rockies to Mongolia. Visit today to have fun and impact animals around the world. Our animals need people like you.

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Accommodations
Restaurant
Green Practices
General
  • Hours: Open daily: 9am-5pm
  • Miles to airport: 27
  • Miles to CCC: 3
  • Total Capacity (if applicable): 8000
  • Onsite Parking Spaces: 700
  • Motor Coach Parking:
  • Event Space:
  • Activities/Tours for Leisure/Business groups:
  • Group Activities Description: A discount on admission is available for groups of 10 or more. Non-profit organizations also receive special group pricing with proof of non-profit status. Group rate tickets can be purchased in advance, by reservation, online (for groups 10-49) or at the box office on the day of your visit. Tours are offered on a case by case basis. Please call for more information.
Accommodations
  • Facility & Décor Description: When was the last time you had a really WILD party? Support wildlife and party at the Denver Zoo--it's serious fun! There are many theme packages to choose from: evening and day, indoor and outdoor rentals are available. Our expert catering staff will be glad to help you create a menu and theme specifically for your group.
  • Number of Restaurants on site: 3
Restaurant
  • Allow Buy Out:
Green Practices
  • Colorado Environmental Leadership Program:
  • LEED Certified:
  • Green Practice Desc: 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. We have established a Sustainable Management System (SMS), which provides a framework for systematically identifying, implementing and continually reducing environmental impacts in all of our operations. We are a Gold Member of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's Environmental Leadership Program, exemplifying outstanding commitment to environmentally-friendly business practices. We monitor the amount and types of waste generated through our everyday operations to devise ways to reduce our waste stream and promote recycling efforts to both zoo staff and visitors. In addition, Denver Zoo utilizes compostable utensils and service ware at our restaurants.

Meeting Facilities

Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Description Denver Zoo event venues offer amazing experiences, distinctive menus and a beautiful atmosphere making every event unique and remarkable. Add an animal demonstration or other enhancements and you'll be set for a roaring good time!
  • Total Sq. Ft. 13000
  • Reception Capacity 8000
  • Theatre Capacity 300
  • Catering In-house
  • Type of Venue Parks & Gardens, Special Events Venue
  • Type of Event Reception, Banquet, Meeting Theatre
  • Banquet Capacity 250
  • Number of Rooms 5
Norgren Hall (indoors)
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 2835
  • Theater Capacity: 300
  • Banquet Capacity: 200
  • Reception Capacity: 400
Conoco Zoo Gardens (outdoors)
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 6400
  • Banquet Capacity: 700
  • Reception Capacity: 8000
Hippo Haven or Lions Lair (outdoors)
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 3200
  • Banquet Capacity: 200
Gates Studios (indoors)
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1200
  • Theater Capacity: 75
  • Banquet Capacity: 104
  • Reception Capacity: 115
Primate Panorama (outdoors)
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 3200
  • Banquet Capacity: 250
  • Reception Capacity: 400
Full Buy Out
  • Banquet Capacity: 3000
  • Reception Capacity: 8000

Events

Oct 23, 2019

Tiger Encounter
Nov 8, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019

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  • Image Denver Zoo 2300 Steele St., Denver, CO 80205
  • Image Varies
  • Image $75

Experience The EDGE through the eyes of a tiger! This tour will take you behind the scenes at The Edge, Denver Zoo’s Amur tiger exhibit. You will get an up close view of a training session with one of The Edge’s resident tigers and learn...

Oct 23, 2019

Taps & Tails
Oct 10, 2019 - Oct 24, 2019

  • Image Oct 23, 2019
  • Image Denver Zoo 2300 Steele St., Denver, CO 80205
  • Image Starting: 06:00 PM
  • Image $30 Member $30-$35 Non-member

What’s cooler than an open-air beer hall pouring your favorite local craft brews, warmed by cozy fire pits? A beer hall surrounded by 3,500 wild animals, that’s what! At Taps and Tails, it’s Denver nightlife meets global wildlife—with...

Oct 23, 2019

Enchanted Hollows: Bigfoot Festival
Oct 5, 2019 - Oct 26, 2019

  • Image Oct 23, 2019
  • Image Denver Zoo 2300 Steele St., Denver, CO 80205
  • Image Starting: 06:00 PM
  • Image $9 – $15 Member $9 – $20 Non-member

Enchanted Hollows: Bigfoot Festival + Loads of Fall Fun for Everyone This fall, Denver Zoo is transforming into the ultimate autumnal celebration: Enchanted Hollows. Explore two unique experiences, Harmony Hill Bigfoot Festival and Woodland...

Oct 23, 2019

Boo at the Zoo
Oct 19, 2019 - Oct 27, 2019

  • Image Oct 23, 2019
  • Image Denver Zoo 2300 Steele St., Denver, CO 80205
  • Image From: 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Image Adults (Ages 12-64) - $20 Seniors (Ages 65+) - $17 Children (Ages 3-11) - $14 Kids 2 and Under - FREE

Trick and treat your little ghosts, goblins and other assorted beasts to the ultimate creature feature, brought to you by Your Hometown Toyota Stores! The whole family will enjoy creepy-crawly animal demonstrations, trick-or-treat stations,...

Oct 23, 2019

Denver Zoo Free Day!
Jan 10, 2019 - Nov 8, 2019

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  • Image Denver Zoo 2300 Steele St., Denver, CO 80205
  • Image FREE

Admission to Denver Zoo Free!

Oct 23, 2019

Zoo Lights
Nov 29, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019

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  • Image Denver Zoo 2300 Steele St., Denver, CO 80205
  • Image From: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Image $15 - $20

Zoo Lights celebrates its 29th year as one of Denver’s most beloved and popular holiday traditions. To protect the magic of the season tickets are limited by date and issued for a one-hour entry time window. Most evenings sell out in...

Oct 23, 2019

Denver Zoo Free Days
Jan 12, 2020 - Nov 14, 2020

  • Image Oct 23, 2019
  • Image Denver Zoo 2300 Steele St., Denver, CO 80205
  • Image From: 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
  • Image Free

Admission to Denver Zoo Free! Sunday, January 12 Saturday, January 18 Sunday, February 2 Thursday, April 9 Tuesday, October 20 Tuesday, November 10 Saturday, November 14

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