Employees of the Denver Zoo install more than 20 sculptures for DINOS! After Dark and Boo at the Zoo events.
The morning of Sept. 28, Denver Zoo installed more than 20 animal and dinosaur-shaped sculptures made from artificial jack-o’-lanterns to celebrate its fall events, DINOS! After Dark and Boo at the Zoo, brought to you by your hometown Toyota stores. The sculptures, which will be lit up during DINOS! After Dark, include animals guests might see during an African safari, like a cheetah and zebras, and some they probably wouldn’t, like a stegosaurus and apatosaurus.
DINOS! After Dark are special, evening events based on the Zoo’s temporary exhibit, DINOS! Live at Denver Zoo, brought to you by your hometown Toyota stores, which features 21 of the “terrible lizard” sculptures, 18 of which are animatronic, among the Zoo’s living animals. The exhibit ends its run on October 31. DINOS! After Dark include adult-only nights on Thursdays and family-friendly nights on Fridays and Saturdays.
Adults-only evenings are Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. with live music, animal encounters and more, visitors are sure to work up a thirst. Guests can purchase tickets to the event’s Beer Garden, where local breweries will offer samples of their favorite fall brews. Pricing is $17 for general admission and $25 for this Taster Ticket. The Taster Ticket includes 10 samples from the Beer Garden, which will feature several local breweries each week.
To add to the fun, guests are welcome to come in costume for the following themed evenings:
All-age evenings are every Friday and Saturday Oct. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. This version of DINOS! The event will have family-friendly entertainment, such as pumpkin carving demonstrations, a self-guided scavenger hunt, a live fire show and more. In addition, there will be candy the weekend of October 27-28. Pricing for non-members is $17 adult (ages 12-64); $14 senior; $12 children (ages 3-11); ages 2 and under free. Pricing for members is $11 adult; $ 9 senior; $ 7 children; ages 2 and under free.
The 33rd annual Boo at the Zoo event, presented by your hometown Toyota stores, will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., on October 21-22 and 28-29. Over those two weekends before Halloween, young ghosts, goblins and princesses can enjoy trick-or-treat stations, creepy crawly animal demonstrations and exciting family-friendly entertainment under the canopy of the beautiful fall foliage of Denver Zoo. This event is included in the price of regular Zoo admission and is also presented in partnership with Children’s Hospital Colorado and Delta Dental of Colorado.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit denverzoo.org.
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