SOURCE: Denver Zoo

February 10, 2015 18:38 ET

February and March Full of Events at Denver Zoo

Zoo Offers Fun Lineup of Classes, Camps, Events and More

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - February 10, 2015) - February and March include a spectacular lineup of events, classes, camps and more at Denver Zoo.

Penguin Encounters - Get up close with Denver Zoo's penguins during our special Penguin Encounters going on this month. This program includes a behind-the-scenes peek at how Denver Zoo cares for hundreds of birds, where participants will learn from our animal experts and waddle into the world of penguins to interact with one of these loveable creatures. The program fee is $60 per person and does not include regular Zoo admission. Participants must be at least 8 years old. To book an encounter, visit http://www.denverzoo.org/animal-adventures

AIP - Graduate Program Info Session Feb. 10 - Join Denver Zoo staff for an information session to learn more about an amazing opportunity to further your higher education and your role in the community with Denver Zoo. We will be sharing information about our Master's program, AIP (Advanced Inquiry Program) and how YOU can become a catalyst for social and ecological change! http://www.denverzoo.org/events/aip-graduate-program-info-session

Downloadable Denver Zoo Valentine's Day Cards Available - Celebrate the ones you love this Valentine's Day! Just for you, we've put together a collection of fun Valentine's Day Cards, featuring some of Denver Zoo's most adorable animals! See the following link to print them out, share them on Facebook or email them to friends and family. http://www.denverzoo.org/downloads/2013valentinesDayCards.pdf

Lunar New Year Feb. 21 - Guests are welcome to celebrate the Year of the Sheep at Denver Zoo! Included in the festivities are a special education stations and keeper talks. Activities are included with Zoo admission.

International Polar Bear Day Feb. 27 - Learn about Denver Zoo's resident polar bears and what steps you can take to help these animals in the wild. Held in partnership with Polar Bears International (PBI), the event will include special education stations and keeper talks. The Zoo will also be encouraging guests to take part in the "Thermostat Challenge" by lowering their thermostats to show their commitment to greenhouse gas reduction. Activities are included with Zoo admission.

Bunk With the Beasts - Bunk with the Beasts overnight adventures offer a more intimate, personalized exploration of the Zoo. Each Bunk adventure includes a guided tour of the Zoo, animal encounters, educational games and activities, and an opportunity to see the Zoo at night without the large crowds!

Spring Safari Camp: Animal Tales March 23 - April 1 - Do you know the true stories of the animals at Denver Zoo? Explore and create in this imaginative camp while you connect animals here to animals in popular children's literature and cultural stories. http://denverzoo.org/spring-safari-camp-animal-tales

About Denver Zoo: Denver Zoo is the Rocky Mountain region's premier resource for informal scientific education, serving two million people annually. Home to 4,000 animals representing more than 600 species, the Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), which assures the highest standards of animal care.

A leader in green action, Denver Zoo is the greenest zoo in the country and is dedicated to ensuring the safety of the environment in support of all species by attaining the highest environmental standards. Since 1996, Denver Zoo has participated in about 600 animal conservation projects in 62 countries on all seven continents.

Contact Information

  • Contact: 

    Tiffany Barnhart, APR
    (720) 337-1444

    Sean Andersen-Vie
    (720) 337-1418