Denver Zoo

2300 Steele Street

A short story about a long history and a promising future...

It all began with a special gift to the mayor of Denver, a black bear named Billy Bryan. Today, Denver Zoo is one of the most popular zoos in the United States.

With an exciting 15-20 year master plan in place, the 21st century will see Denver Zoo transformed into an exciting conservation center that will continue to further the evolution of superb zoo exhibitory.

A direction for today and promise for tomorrow

Denver Zoo Mission: Secure a better world for animals through human understanding

Denver Zoo Core Values:
Protect-We passionately commit our expertise and resources to saving animals and ensuring their long-term survival.

Honor-We strive for excellence in everything we do. We treat our public, animals, volunteers and staff with respect. We conduct ourselves with integrity.

Innovate- We strive to discover creative solutions through progressive thinking, practices and partnerships.

Engage- We connect people with animals and create defining moments to inspire everyone to respect, value and care for the natural world.

Empower- We equip our guests, communities, volunteers and staff with the knowledge and tools to take positive action for all species.

Serve- We deliver exceptional service to our customers, our animals and one another. We are a trusted resource for our community and provide programs and services that make meaningful contributions to one's daily life.


J List

Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017

A fun place for all ages. The exhibits are nice, with friendly staff and volunteers available to answer questions or give additional information about the animals. The size of the zoo makes it easy to see in one day or with an annual pass you can visit often to enjoy the many shows. I like the play areas for the little ones and large grassy areas for picnic lunches. You can bring your own food and drink or enjoy eating at one the restaurants. There are a lot of shade trees and areas to sit. Overall the zoo is well kept, the only reason I don't give five stars is the cleanliness of the water features and glass at many exhibits.

Michael Patane

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Denver Zoo made the list of top 10 zoos in America to visit. Once you get there, it's easy to see why it's on the list. The zoo is very nicely laid-out, well kept, and very clean. There are many animals to look at, and some of them you can get up and close. It's a great place for children or to just take long walks to enjoy the animals and the serenity. The facilities are excellent, with restrooms and restaurants scattered around. It is also wheelchair-friendly... in my case that means it's easy to get kids around in strollers. We found the staff very knowledgeable and friendly.

Heidi Pitchforth

Friday, July 7, 2017

I love this place. Great exhibits where the animals are usually in natural habitats and you can see them up close through glass or railings. Also, you can bring in your own food and there are plenty of places to sit down. In the spring the flowers are amazing, though the setting is pretty all year. I love the big trees. I'm glad the Zoo doesn't have as many geese as once took up residence there. They could be aggressive with young and they were everywhere. Parking can be a pain, but if you go early or after 1 it is easy to find close parking.

Heather Ayluardo

Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017

Such a wonderful place to take the family! The family pass pays for itself in just a few visits, and they let you take in your own drinks and snacks! The animals are well taken care of and they even do programs now to help kids become "junior zookeepers". The zoo lights around Christmas are breathtaking, too!

Lisa Smith

Friday, Aug. 4, 2017

This is an excellent zoo. Lovely, mature landscaping with big shade trees, tons of things tailored to children, often babies to see. They have done a very nice job making attractive exhibits and it seems like nice spaces for the animals. My kids always have a great time here.