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Address: 2300 Steele St, Denver City Park, Denver, CO 80205
Phone Number: +1 720-337-1400
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Adventure Awaits! Every day, Denver Zoo seeks to inspire exploration and...

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. Denver Zoo is home to 3,800 animals representing more than 650 species and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). AZA accreditation assures the highest standards of animal care. A leader in environmental action, Denver Zoo is dedicated to ensuring the safety of the environment in support of all species and is 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. Since 1996, Denver Zoo has participated in 594 conservation projects in 62 countries on all seven continents. In 2012 alone, Denver Zoo participated in 98 projects in 18 countries and more than $1 million in funds was spent by the zoo in support of animal conservation in the field.

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Zoo Lights

We went to Denver Zoo for the lights. It was amazing. I have never seen something like this before. We couldn't see much animals but we had a real fantastic time. Zoo lights... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 December 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

We went to Denver Zoo for the lights. It was amazing. I have never seen something like this before. We couldn't see much animals but we had a real fantastic time. Zoo lights, music and atmosphere... You need to go and live the spirit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

Really cool..the details that have gone into the exhibits are fantastic. All the staff were super nice and professional!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

Consider a family pass for the Denver Zoo--there's always something of interest for each member of the family. We love the staff, facilities, and awesome exhibits.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

The Denver zoo is good for what it is. I'm coming from Nebraska that has one of the most visited zoos in the United States. For a free zoo, it is good but it has room to be desired.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

We've taken grandkids here several times and always enjoyed it. They love it and there are new features opening all the time.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

We have been three times in three months. We love it here. The kids love the little playground. We all love the zebras, giraffes, elephants and monkeys. The black bear and polar bears are pretty cool. But I think the coolest and our favorites are the lions and the snow leopards, they are loud and playful. Once the kids are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

A daughter and her husband took us to the Zoo Lights 2015 and we were so glad they did. They bought tickets online and we walked straight in on a Monday evening. Because it was a Monday evening, perhaps, there were not a lot of people, so it was very easy to walk around and see everything at our leisure.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

We went at night to see the Denver Zoo Lights exhibition. Every step of the way was lit with beautifully set lights, moving animals, food and treats. We were able to see a few animals such as a sleeping polar bear, a laughing hyena and some reptiles. Great family attraction.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

This was our second visit to the zoo during its evening holiday light display. It was better a few years ago when the route seemed more open around the zoo. It is, however, a memorable night for families. I would recommend going earlier in the month as school had let out for winter break when we went this time and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

You learn so much about the animals! A really big variety of animals. We love going as a family. Go early to avoid the crowds in the afternoon. Enjoy!

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