Denver Zoo Ticket Prices, Membership & Hours Guide

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Denver Zoo Prices, Membership & Free Days 2023

Denver Zoo Prices are the first things, you should check if you’re planning a visit to them. 

Denver Zoo is a zoological garden located in the City Park of Denver, Colorado, USA.

Founded in 1896, it is owned by the City and County of Denver.

Spread over 80 acres (32 ha), it is the most popular paid attraction in Denver.

It has 3,500 specimens representing 550 unique species.

Denver Zoo Prices, Hours and Dates are subject to change.

Check out the latest Denver Zoo Ticket Prices, Denver Zoo Membership, Denver Zoo Hours, Denver Zoo Map, Denver Zoo Exhibits, and other useful details.

Denver Zoo Prices for Tickets/Entry [2023]

Denver Zoo Ticket prices range substantially based on your preferences.

Below are the latest Denver Zoo Prices for tickets and admission

General Admission (from November 1-March 17)

Adults (Ages 12–64) $15
Seniors (Ages 65+) $13
Children (Ages 3–11) $10
Children 2 and Under Free

General Admission (from March 18-October 31)

Adults (Ages 12–64) $20
Seniors (Ages 65+) $17
Children (Ages 3–11) $14
Children 2 and Under Free


  • Member tickets go on sale 14 days in advance.
  • General admission tickets go on sale 7 days in advance.
  • Timed ticket reservations are required for entry.
  • The Zoo will close 1 hour and 45 minutes after the last ticket entry time.
  • No refunds, exchanges or date transfers will be provided.
  • A Denver Zoo online timed ticket must be presented for entry into Denver Zoo.
  • Members will need their photo ID, digital membership card through the Denver Zoo app, and complimentary timed ticket for admission.
  • Children under two are free but require a complimentary online ticket.

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Denver Zoo Membership

Membership is a great value! 

Zoo Members receive free admission into the Zoo and can reserve a free ticket online before their visit.

Click Here to find Denver Zoo Membership Prices and Benefits
  • 365 days of access to the zoo.
  • Kids are in Charge! Any adult you nominate can accompany the kids. Whether it’s mum, dad, grandparents, aunts or uncles, everyone gets a chance to explore
  • Access to exclusive kid’s content and promotions
  • Discounts in Zoo Shops
  • Discounts on award-winning accommodation
  • Discounts and pre-sales on our most popular events, including New Year’s Eve

To become a member or renew your membership online, please click here.

Denver Zoo Free Days 2023

Denver Zoo is offering seven (7) Community Free Days throughout 2023 for anyone in the community. To provide the best experience for all of our guests, Denver Zoo is offering a limited number of tickets for each Free Day, using an online lottery system.

Anyone who wants to attend a Free Day must register online during the open lottery period for a chance to obtain up to five (5) vouchers for its corresponding Free Day.

Follow the steps below to enter—best of luck, and hope to see you this year!

Step 1: Check the chart below for lottery open dates. 

Step 2: During the 5-day lottery registration period, click HERE to enter the lottery.

Step 3: Winners will be notified by email, so check your inbox daily for your vouchers. 

Step 4: If you win, you MUST click the link in the email to reserve your tickets and entry time. 

Step 5: On your designated Free Day, bring your tickets to the Zoo—and have a great day! 

THE FINE PRINT: You may register to win (5) free tickets per transaction. Limit one registration per person, per Free Day. Vouchers and tickets are available ONLINE ONLY. No tickets will be available at the Zoo gate. All guests must have a timed ticket for entry, including children 2 and under. Tickets are valid only for the specific Free Day and entry time you reserved.

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Key Dates for Lottery + Winner Notification

Friday, January 7  Sunday, December 26  Thursday, December 30  Friday, December 31 
Saturday, January 22  Monday, January 10  Friday, January 14  Saturday, January 15 
Sunday, February 6  Tuesday, January 25  Saturday, January 29   Sunday, January 30 
Sunday, April 10  Tuesday, March 29  Saturday, April 2  Sunday, April 3 
Saturday, October 8  Monday, September 26  Friday, September 30  Saturday, October 1 
Tuesday, November 1  Thursday, October 20  Monday, October 24  Tuesday, October 25 
Sunday, November 13  Tuesday, November 1  Saturday, November 5  Sunday, November 6 

Denver zoo Christmas lights

With two million LED lights sparkling over 80 acres and delights around every corner, Zoo Lights is Denver’s wildest holiday gathering. For more details, click here.

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Denver Zoo Map 2023 – Latest

Navigate your way around Denver Zoo with our downloadable theme park map, or pick up a copy when you visit –

Denver Zoo Map

Denver Zoo Hours 2023 – Updated


How do I contact Denver Zoo?


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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is Denver Zoo parking—and where is it?

You may park in any of the parking lots adjacent to the zoo or in the zoo’s four-level parking garage. 

All of the parking is free.

How long does it take to go through Denver Zoo?

We were there for about 3 hours, but many families may enjoy a leisurely half-to-full day at the zoo.

Are masks required at the Denver Zoo?

Masks are REQUIRED indoors at Denver Zoo for guests 2+.

Does the Denver Zoo sell alcohol?

Yes, you can enjoy beer and wine there.