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Denver Zoo

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Where Education Comes Alive. Denver Zoo, open every day, is home to more than 4,000 animals representing 650 species including Asian elephants, African lions, Komodo dragons and Western lowland gorillas. With numerous animal shows and feedings, as well as interactive exhibits, it's no wonder Denver Zoo is Colorado's top cultural attraction. You may only spend the day at Denver Zoo but that day always sticks with you.

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Accommodations
Restaurant
Green Practices
General
  • Hours: Open daily: 9am-5pm
  • Miles to airport: 27
  • Miles to CCC: 3
  • Indoor Fire Code: 6000
  • 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 6
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

DINOS! Live
Jul 1, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017

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  • Image Ages 12-64: $17; Ages 65+: $14; Ages 3-11: $12; 2 and Under: Free

After waiting 65 million years, dinosaurs will take over Denver Zoo this summer! The Zoo has partnered with Your Hometown Toyota Stores for the Zoo's upcoming traveling exhibit, DINOS! Live at Denver Zoo. The exhibit, supported by six local...

DINOS! Live <p>After waiting 65 million years, dinosaurs will take over Denver Zoo this summer! The Zoo has partnered with Your Hometown Toyota Stores for the Zoo's upcoming traveling exhibit, DINOS! Live at Denver Zoo. The exhibit, supported by six local Toyota stores, will journey into the Zoo on Saturday, July 1. Running through October 31, the exhibit features 21 life-size dinosaurs, 19 of which are animatronic. Perfect for all ages, this exhibit offers the chance to see these prehistoric creatures brought to life among the Zoo's live animals.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

DINOS! After Dark
Oct 5, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017

  • Image 2300 Steele St., Denver, CO 80205

DINOS! Live at Denver Zoo brings animatronic diniosaurs to life throughout the park, and this fall, it gets even better with DINOS! After Dark, Thursdays*-Saturdays in October. Experience the dinosaurs, along with illuminated sculptures...

DINOS! After Dark <p><em>DINOS! Live</em> at Denver Zoo brings animatronic diniosaurs to life throughout the park, and this fall, it gets even better with <em>DINOS! After Dark,</em> Thursdays*-Saturdays in October. Experience the dinosaurs, along with illuminated sculptures made from pumpkins.</p> <p>*Thursdays are 21+</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

THE WATERING HOLE
Jul 20, 2017 - Oct 18, 2017

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Spend the evening mingling with animal experts, animal lovers and animal friends to get a wild, insider perspective on how Denver Zoo cares for its animals. This is an ADULT ONLY event. *Cash bar and light appetizers will be provided...

THE WATERING HOLE <p>Spend the evening mingling with animal experts, animal lovers and animal friends to get a wild, insider perspective on how Denver Zoo cares for its animals. This is an ADULT ONLY event.</p> <p>*Cash bar and light appetizers will be provided</p> <p>Tickets go on sale one month prior to the event.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Denver Zoo Free Day
Nov 3, 2017

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Enjoy the Denver Zoo for free!

Denver Zoo Free Day <p>Enjoy the Denver Zoo for free!</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Denver Zoo Free Day
Nov 6, 2017

  • Image 2300 Steele St., Denver, CO 80205
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Enjoy the Denver Zoo for free!

Denver Zoo Free Day <p>Enjoy the Denver Zoo for free!</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Zoo Lights Preview Weekend
Nov 24, 2017 - Nov 25, 2017

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Guests of this popular holiday tradition will experience a light safari with 60 brilliantly-illuminated acres of lights, featuring more than 150 animated animal sculptures that swing through trees, jump across lawns, hide in bushes and...

Zoo Lights Preview Weekend <p>Guests of this popular holiday tradition will experience a light safari with 60 brilliantly-illuminated acres of lights, featuring more than 150 animated animal sculptures that swing through trees, jump across lawns, hide in bushes and appear in places where they're least expected.<br /> <br /><br /></p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Zoo Lights
Dec 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017

  • Image 2300 Steele St., Denver, CO 80205

Guests of this popular holiday tradition will experience a light safari with 60 brilliantly-illuminated acres of lights, featuring more than 150 animated animal sculptures that swing through trees, jump across lawns, hide in bushes and...

Zoo Lights <p>Guests of this popular holiday tradition will experience a light safari with 60 brilliantly-illuminated acres of lights, featuring more than 150 animated animal sculptures that swing through trees, jump across lawns, hide in bushes and appear in places where they're least expected.<br /> <br /><br /></p> America/North_Dakota/Center

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