Sunday - Saturday, September 15-21

Free admission for seniors during senior week!

The Pueblo Zoo is celebrating local citizens 65 and older by giving them free admission to the Pueblo Zoo during Senior Discovery Days, September 15-21. The zoo will be open from 9 am to 5 pm, with last admission at 4 pm. Needed caregivers/aids will also be admitted free of charge. 

Senior Discovery Days Highlights:

Each day will feature a special guest and activity at 10am. Activities are subject to change. 

  • September 15: Staying Active Docent-led Tour of the Zoo.  Sponsored by Wilcoxson Wealth Management
                               (2000 steps or 3/4 of a mile)

                               Tips: Sun screen recommended, dress appropriately for weather and bring a water bottle. 

  • September 16: Donuts and Coffee! Sponsored by InnovAge
    Serving the first 120 attendees.

  • September 17: Chair Yoga. Sponsored by Studio Share  
                             
     Two Sessions: 10:00 - 10:45 AM
                                                           11:00 -11:45 AM 
                                  You are welcome to bring your own yoga mat. Chairs are provided

     

  • September 18: Live Music by Tom Munch. Sponsored by

  • September 19: Bingo! Sponsored by HearAid Audiology Clinic

  • September 20: Zoo Crafts: Adult Coloring & Origami

  • September 21: Red Panda Conservation Day! Sponsored by envida 
                                Bring your grandchildren along and join us for special conservation carts,
                                hands-on activities, demos, talks and more! (regular admission applies for children)

     

Daily Activities:

10:00 am Discovery Day Special Activity 

10:00 am Ranch Animal Feeding (open until 12pm, use quarters to purchase food)

11:00 am Lion Keeper Talk

1:30 pm   Feeding at North American River Otter Exhibit

2:00 pm   African Painted Dogs Keeper Talk

3:00 pm   African Penguin Feeding

Pueblo Zoo Gift Shop:
Seniors receive a 10% discount on all items at the kiosks and gift shop. 

Food & Catering options:

We welcome you to bring food and coolers into the zoo for Senior Discovery Days. Coolers may be held in the admin building, if desired.

Catering options are available. If you would like to order lunch for your group Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches and Little Caesar's will both deliver to the zoo. Click here to see the Jimmy John's catering menu. To order from Jimmy John's call 719-225-7196 or email Rachel at  rschmidt@jimmyjohns.com. To order from Little Caesar's call 719-564-9611. Little Ceasar's is offering a discount of $1 off each pizza for those ordering for Senior Week. Mention code SR 1 to receive $0.99 off each pizza.

Bus Access and parking:

If driving groups to Senior Safari, click here for parking and access instructions.

 

RSVP:

RSVP is not required for Senior Discovery Days.

 

On the day of the event, please use the main zoo entrance.

If you would like to be added to our email list for event announcements, please email Kimber at the address below. 

Questions:

Please contact Kimber Weddle, Events Manager

719-561-1452 ext 106, kweddle@pueblozoo.org 

Thank you to our sponsors and supporters:

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