Monkey around with the family at the Denver Zoo for FREE in 2017. The world-class operation welcomes you to “talk to the animals” for FREE on January 12, 20 and 21; February 2, 12 and 13; and November 3, 6 and 16. Explore Predator Ridge populated with lions and other carnivores, the indoor rainforest Tropical Discovery, the Toyota Elephant Passage, Bear Mountain and Primate Panorama.
The zoo is on “winter hours” (during all of the FREE Days), which means they’re open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Denver’s City Park (on 23rd Ave. between Colorado Blvd. & York St.) The grounds officially shut down at 5 p.m., so be sure you’re through the gates by 4 p.m.
Be warned, parking can become a stampede, so consider using public transportation, carpooling, walking or biking. Trust us, you’ll be happier spending your time “talking to the animals” rather than circling (and circling) the parking lot searching for an open spot.