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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

Jul 22, 2019

Tiger Encounter
Nov 8, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019

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  • 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...

Jul 22, 2019

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  • Image Denver Zoo 2300 Steele St., Denver, CO 80205
  • Image From: 06:00 PM to 09:30 PM
  • Image $55

Local zookeepers and aquarists are hosting their 19th annual Comedy Night for Conservation at Denver Zoo on July 25th! Enjoy appetizers, dinner, dessert, and an open bar among elephants, rhinos, fishing cats, and more! Support conservation...

Jul 22, 2019

Breakfast with the Bachelors
May 12, 2019 - Jul 28, 2019

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  • Image Denver Zoo 2300 Steele St., Denver, CO 80205
  • Image Starting: 8:00 AM
  • Image $95

Wake up, elephant lovers! You won’t want to miss Denver Zoo’s premier event for all things elephant: Breakfast with the Bachelors. This pachyderm party is a super-limited event for our five bachelor elephants and a small group of their...

Jul 22, 2019

The Watering Hole
Sep 18, 2019

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  • Image Denver Zoo 2300 Steele St., Denver, CO 80205
  • Image From: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

You’re in for a wild evening, with an insider perspective on how Denver Zoo cares for its animals here, and works to conserve their cousins around the world. Each lecture in the series will have a fun and unique theme, to be announced at a...

Jul 22, 2019

Enchanted Hollows
Oct 3, 2019 - Oct 25, 2019

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  • Image Denver Zoo 2300 Steele St., Denver, CO 80205
  • Image From: 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Image $10 - $15

Rise to life in the new Enchanted Hollows Night walk experience. As basking light through the trees surrounding Denver Zoo fades at twilight, the darkness beckons you to return. The temperature cools and a forest comes alive with the...

Jul 22, 2019

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

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  • Image Denver Zoo 2300 Steele St., Denver, CO 80205
  • Image From: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Image $15 - $20

As the season brings a radiant display of new colors we invite you to Fall in love again with natural beauty while sipping on local ambers and IPAs. Please join us for a drink in this pop-up bier hall inside Denver Zoo featuring Colorado’s...

Jul 22, 2019

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

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  • Image FREE

Admission to Denver Zoo Free!

Jul 22, 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...

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