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Denver Zoo

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2300 N Steele St, Denver City Park, Denver, CO 80205-4899
+1 720-337-1400
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Adventure Awaits! Every day, Denver Zoo seeks to inspire exploration and discovery, and creates connections with people, animals and nature. And every day, we’re working to save animals and conserve wildlife here and around the world. Your visit and support aids in all these efforts- Thank you. Home to 4,100 animals, representing more than 600 species, Denver Zoo is committed to species conservation by bringing science education to life and providing extraordinary experiences that foster human and animal connections. It is the most visited cultural destination in Colorado, serving 2 million people per year. Located in Denver’s City Park, the Zoo is a nonprofit organization accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), which assures the highest standards of animal care. With the mission to secure a better world for animals through human understanding, Denver Zoo dedicates more than $2 million annually to zoo-led programs aimed at protecting animals within their natural habitats around the world.
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“polar bears” (81 reviews)
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2300 N Steele St, Denver City Park, Denver, CO 80205-4899
+1 720-337-1400
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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Great habitats for the animals and a wonderful visit. Denver zoo one of our top favorites and hope to return again.

Thank Elizabeth A
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Great zoo, to avoid long lines at the ticket counter, purchase the tickets online. Loved the elephant show

Thank Taryn S
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We visited the zoo in a Monday morning, not crowded. A lot of animals to see, all very well taken care for. Exhibits allow you to get close the animals.

Thank verdugomartha
Reviewed 4 October 2016

I always love going to the zoo AMy favorite thing is the birdcage it is a must to buy the nectar and feed the birds And this year the Lego' Lion

1  Thank Robin L
Reviewed 4 October 2016

I wasn't overly impressed with our visit to this zoo. It was neat to see the newly born red panda but for the most part the animals were in hiding, which clearly isn't the fault of the zoo but it doesn't make for a very...More

Thank katb122
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Lots of animals to see. Good price to get in ($17) and worth it. Lots of walking but it is a big place with lots to see! We went during the week and it wasn't crowded at all which was very nice. Close parking. In...More

1  Thank PSimms
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We went here on vacation. Best zoo we have been to. Been here a few times. Tres shade a lot of it from the hot sun, not a whole lot of uphills to walk. Lots of different animals to see!! There is also a elephant...More

Thank CaliStarr
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I usually do not like to see animals in zoos, but I must admit that the animals here look healthy and well taken care of. The grounds are clean and there are enough bathroom and food facilities. There is a great variety of animals too...More

Reviewed 30 September 2016

I enjoy this zoo because it is well maintained with shady walking paths and does not feel too crowded. The educational programs narrated by the zookeepers and offered throughout the day are very well done. The zoo can be done in about four hours, three...More

Thank Christina K
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We went right when they opened. It was just my husband and I so we didn't pay much attention to the attractions for kids but beautiful zoo, layout was a little confusing. Staff was friendly and informative. They have a lower level parking garage which...More

Thank Katy S
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28 November 2017|
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Response from elizabethatapp | Reviewed this property |
2 to 4 hours. Depends on if you have children or not.
Sara G
6 September 2017|
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Response from EvelynattA | Reviewed this property |
I believe the zoo is open most days during the winter. However, if there is a very cold spell and or, a lot of snow, they may close. Certain animals that are exceptionally effected by cold weather would be kept inside then... More
Lauren N
18 June 2017|
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Response from Gina G | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if the day of week matters. I went on a Tuesday and was fairly busy with groups of day camp kids. It is better to go early in day as many animals were hiding out from the hot afternoon sun.