Pueblo Zoo Pueblo
Where is it at?
3455 Nuckolls Ave
Where are we going today?
Kids, are you ready to get up close to over 400 animals of animals from ALL over the world? Well, at Pueblo Zoo, that's exactly where you can do it! These animals represent 120 different species, so there is a LOT to see - let's go!
Pueblo Zoo is a small, family friendly zoo in Colorado where it feels like the animal world has come to you. It's the perfect place for kids to come face to face with their favorite animals, and even spot some they had never heard of before!
It's also the perfect spot to learn about these wonderful creatures, their habits and their habitats - and importantly about conversation too.
A trip to Pueblo Zoo is a relaxing, and nature filled experience. You can stroll through those colorful, exotic habitats, as well as exhibits and gardens.
Kids can watch those playful otters in the water, and see those beautiful penguins glide. They can see those grand lions watch proudly, then see if the stripes are really different on every zebra!
There are different area that you can explore too, within Pueblo Zoo. You can journey through the Serengeti Safari seeing those great animals of the pride lands, or watch those iconic American species in the North American Grasslands exhibits.
The mystery of the Australian Outback is waiting to be explored, and kids can journey to Asia in the Asia Adventure! Don't miss the tropical rainforest and underwater adventure too!
If kids really want to top off their day with real hands-on fun, don't miss the Pioneer Ranch where they can meet the friendly farm animals!
So are you ready to enjoy an animal-tastic family day out in Colorado? So are we, and Pueblo Zoo is ready for you!
How much does it cost?
- Children$11 (ages 13-17), $10 (ages 3-12)
- Free Under: 2 years
When can we go?
9am - 5pm May to Sept. Rest of year 9am - 4pm (12pm - 4pm Sun)
They have great field trip options which are age specific, as well as camps and school programs too.
The Safari Cafe is the perfect place to fill those rumbling tummies! They have great lunch and snack options.
Any Top Tips?
Keep an eye out on the events they have across the year so you don't miss out!.
Doing our bit
They are part of the AZA, and are involved in many conservation programs!.
Need a little extra help?
The zoo is accessible, and you can rent wheelchairs for the day too!.
You can rent a wagon for the day for just $4!.
Can I get one of those?
Bring that pocket money because the gift shop is great for preparing for the day, including hats and sunscreen, great commemorative souvenirs including stuffed animals and postcards, and those great gifts including toys and jewelry!.
The exhibit buildings shut 30 minutes before the zoo closing time. Last entry is 60 minutes before closing time.
What people are saying?
by Meghan Cozzens
This is the best small town zoo I have been too in a long time. The grounds were beautifully kept with lots of big old trees providing great shade. The exhibits were great; a huge variety of animals to see. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We even had a grounds keeper telling us all about the ostrich, who was quite the show-off (the ostrich, not the grounds keeper...). Fantastic experience, one of Pueblo's best activities. I would highly recommend it!
by Michael Stutter
Only locals would call this a great zoo. Visit some on the east coast for comparison.
by Tracy Nelson
Went to see the "Electricritters" Christmas display. Very well done, and the staff and volunteers were extremely friendly and helpful.
by William Weicht
It's a nice zoo.
by A Google User
I recently (12/28/2009) visited the Pueblo Zoo after a 15+ year absence and I must say that I was quite impressed. The winter exhibits made a strong attempt to highlight animals found in Colorado-which makes sense given the colder temperatures. The herpetarium, now known as The World of Color, showcases a considerable number of reptiles and amphibians. Perhaps the most impressive exhibits are those of the river otters and African penguins. According to the staff, the zoo is an active breeding center used to promote a Species Survival Plan for this...Read More
by A Google User
I recently (12/28/2009) visited the Pueblo Zoo after a 15+ year absence and I must say that I was quite impressed. The winter exhibits made a strong attempt to highlight animals found in Colorado-which makes sense given the colder temperatures. The herpetarium, now known as The World of Color, showcases a considerable number of reptiles and amphibians. Perhaps the most impressive exhibits are those of the river otters and African penguins. According to the staff, the zoo is an active breeding center used to promote a Species Survival Plan for this penguin. Further, I found the staff's knowledge in general to be thorough, accurate, and educational. Unfortunately, Monkey Mountain is no longer accessible due to this age of litigation in which we live. Still, what a great little zoo! Go and treat yourself to this very affordable and educational experience!