-- Santa and Mrs. Claus open Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s 21st anniversary of Electric Safari this Friday night --

December 7, 2011, Colorado Springs, CO – It’s a holiday tradition not to be missed Friday, December 9 - Sunday, December 11, and Friday, December 16 - Sunday, January 1 (Electric Safari closed Christmas Eve)! Electric Safari features more than one million sparkling lights, with light-themed clusters, animated light sculptures, and energy-saving LED lighting. Soar over the lights on the Mountaineer Sky Ride, then warm up by one of the fires throughout the zoo. Santa and Mrs. Claus will personally take your holiday wishes through December 23, and since it’s a season of giving, you can help make gifts for the animals nightly at The Loft. Special zookeeper talks are scheduled each night and select animal exhibits are also open, including African Rift Valley, Rocky Mountain Wild, Asian Highlands, Monkey Pavilion, Lion's Lair, and Aquatics.

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Special Night for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children - Tuesday, December 20
Celebrate the spirit of Christmas with your family during a very special night of Electric Safari. Deaf and hard of hearing kids can share their wish list with Santa in American Sign Language, and volunteers from Access 2 Sign Language, a local interpreting agency, will be on hand to interpret zookeeper talks and animal demonstrations.

Be a Secret Santa to the Animals
Bring a gift on the animals’ Electric Safari Wish List and receive $2 off an adult admission or $1 off a child admission. Each item donated is valid for up to four admission discounts. Only new, unopened packages/containers will be accepted. Not valid with other discounts. Click here for the Wish List.


Electric Safari Dates/Times

Friday, December 9 – Sunday, December 11

Friday, December 16 – Sunday, January 1

(zoo open, but Electric Safari closed Christmas Eve)

5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

(last admission at 7:30 p.m.)


$8.25 Adults
$5.25 Children (age 3 – 11) 

Free for Zoo Members.

Mountaineer Sky Ride/Electric Safari Combo Pricing
$11.25 Adults
$8.25 Children (age 3 – 11) 

Zoo members receive $1 off Mountaineer Sky Ride admission prices.

Other Electric Safari Discounts
All active and retired military personnel, and their families, receive $4.25 admission with a valid military ID.

Group tickets for qualifying organizations and a minimum of 15 people are $2 off per person. No discounts apply for combo or Mountaineer Sky Ride tickets.

This year’s Electric Safari sponsors include Toyota of Colorado Springs, Liberty Toyota, El Paso Western Pipelines, US Bank, and Pikes Peak Parent.