-- Military Appreciation Week honors service members and their families with a special $5.25 rate --

September 6, 2013, Colorado Springs, CO – Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is celebrating the service of military personnel and their families during Military Appreciation Week, Monday, September 9 through Sunday, September 15 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (last admission sold at 4 p.m.). All active duty and retired military members and their families will receive Zoo admission for just $5.25 per person, a discount of up to $6 off regular military rates for this time of year.

Military Appreciation Week is the Zoo’s way of thanking military personnel for their continued service to our great country. It will be a week of gratitude from the animals! There will be several free animal demonstrations and keeper talks each day that families can attend, and other activities available for a fee, including pony rides, giraffe feeding, elephant feeding, Mountaineer Sky Ride and carousel.

To receive the discount, military personnel and their families can simply present a valid military ID at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s admission booth.</p>

Fast Facts

  • Military Appreciation Week at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
  • Monday, September 9 through Sunday, September 15
  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily (last admission sold at 4 p.m.)
  • Active or retired military and their families
  • $5.25 per person

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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Military Appreciation Week is possible because of the generous support of our sponsors, Larry H. Miller Liberty Toyota, Toyota of Colorado Springs, Ent Federal Credit Union and Colorado Springs Pediatric Dentistry.

About Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society was founded in 1926. Today, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, America’s ONLY mountain zoo, offers comprehensive education programs, exciting conservation efforts and truly fantastic animal experiences. It is Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s hope that guests fall in love with animals and nature, and take action to protect them. Of the 224 zoos and aquariums accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is one of just nine operating without tax support. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo depends on admissions, membership dues and donations for funding.

For further information or unique press opportunities, contact:

Erica Meyer
Phone: 719.633.9925 ext. 140 

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