Pueblo Zoo 2021 Senior Discovery Week Sept. 12-18
Once again, the Pueblo Zoo will be celebrating senior citizens during the week of Sept. 12-18, 2021. Needed caregivers and aides will also receive free admission. During Senior Discovery Week, visitors aged 65 + are admitted free to the Zoo and enjoy a 15% discount in the gift shop. Several days will feature special activities such as Bingo and other games, music performances and educational animal encounters, in addition to a wellness resource fair and refreshments. Nursing homes, care facilities, senior groups and individual seniors from across southern Colorado enjoy this day dedicated to older adults.
The 25-acre zoo features more than 400 animals from 125 species from around the world. It is the perfect place to experience a variety of animals, which is extremely beneficial for older adults. Animals can help lower blood pressure and increase feelings of happiness and well-being in people of all ages. Zoo excursions are also excellent ways for seniors to exercise and interact socially.
Pueblo Zoo is wheelchair accessible and the hours for the month of September are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the last admission at 4:00 p.m. More information about Senior Discovery Week may be found online at pueblozoo.org/senior-discovery-week.