Boo at the Zoo Sunday, Oct. 25 Event Postponed to Sunday, Nov. 1 Due to Potentially Unsafe Weather

Due to potentially unsafe weather, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo postponed its Sunday, Oct. 25 Boo at the Zoo event. The Zoo has added a date on Sunday, Nov. 1, to accommodate Oct. 25 ticketholders.

  • If Nov. 1 works for current Oct. 25 ticket holders, there’s no need to contact the Zoo or make changes to your tickets. Tickets for Oct. 25 will be honored on Sunday, Nov. 1 at the same time window reserved on the original tickets. No action is required for current Oct. 25 ticketholders who would like to redeem those tickets for Boo at the Zoo on Sunday, Nov. 1.
  • If you have a ticket for Boo at the Zoo on Sunday, Oct. 25 and are unable to attend on Sunday, Nov. 1, please email [email protected] We will process full and partial refunds in the next two business days. Please include in your email:
    – The name of the person who purchased the tickets
    – The email address you used to purchase your Boo at the Zoo tickets
    – Your order number
    – Whether you need a full or partial refund
  • Sunday, Oct. 25 tickets are only transferrable to Sunday, Nov. 1.
  • As additional Boo at the Zoo tickets for Sunday, Nov. 1 become available due to refunds, those tickets will be available for purchase.
Come See the Original Creatures of the Night.

Don your costume, bring your trick-or-treat bag and get ready for the “wildest” Halloween event in town! Boo at the Zoo is a unique way for families to trick-or-treat and enjoy Halloween festivities, and COVID-19 precautions will be in place.

  • ZOO GUESTS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS WHEN INSIDE ALL ZOO BUILDINGS, due to the recent mandate by the state of Colorado. We also strongly encourage wearing a mask when within 6 feet of other groups in outdoor areas. Check out this fun “animals vs. masks” video before your visit!
  • All individuals visiting the Zoo must have their own advance e-ticket, including children age 2 and under.
  • Please be in line to enter the Zoo within 20 minutes after your ticketed time. Early arrivals or arrivals later than 20 minutes past your ticketed entry time may not be accommodated. If you arrive early for your time slot, please wait in your car until your entry time begins. Arriving during your designated arrival time will help us manage traffic flow into our parking lot and through the admission gates.
  • Early or late arrivals will not be accommodated. Arriving during your designated arrival time will help us manage traffic flow into our parking lot and through the admission gates.
  • All COVID-19 precautions will be in place for this event. Learn more at

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Highlights of Boo at the Zoo


  • Haunted House – ages 6 and up, strobe lights in use (Lodge at Moose Lake),
  • Spooky Graveyard(Scutes Family Gallery),
  • Trick-or-treat at Spooky Treat Stations (throughout the Boo at the Zoo path),
  • Pirate’s Cove(Australia Walkabout),
  • Lighted Pumpkin Patch(My Big Backyard),
  • Photo Opportunities – If you’ve got it, haunt it! Perfect selfie spots are everywhere at Boo at the Zoo. See if you can find our special year-specific banners and tag your posts: #BOOCMZOO
  • Sky Ride – $3 at Sky Ride ticket booth (be in line by 7:30 p.m., last ride at 8 p.m.),
  • Giraffe and Budgie feeding (be in line for giraffe feeding by 8 p.m.) In order to accommodate the maximum number of guests with our limited building capacity, your time in the giraffe building will be limited.

Select animal exhibits are open, including

African Rift Valley giraffe building (be in line by 8 p.m.) In order to accommodate the maximum number of guests with our limited building capacity, your time in the giraffe building will be limited.
African lions
Australia Walkabout
Encounter Africa elephant/rhino barn
Goat Experience
The Loft
Scutes Family Gallery
Water’s Edge: Africa

Restaurants open during Boo at the Zoo

– Grizzly Grill
– Pizza with a View
– Elson’s Place
– Cozy Goat (beverages only)

Costume Requirements

For the safety of all guests, costume masks and costume weapons may not be worn by guests 12 years of age or older. Masks worn by guests 11 years of age and younger must have openings that allow the eyes to be seen and that do not obstruct peripheral vision. Balloons are not allowed inside the Zoo (even as part of a costume) for the safety of our animals and wild animals.

Trick-or-treat bags

Support the Zoo’s efforts to reduce waste by bringing your own trick-or-treat bags!
Forget your bag? CMZoo treat bags are available at the admissions booth for $2.

Tickets & Discounts

Online timed ticketing only; no walk-up tickets available. Online tickets available here soon!
– Boo at the Zoo is an all-weather event; snow, rain or shine.

Military Discount

**Military discount is offered to all active duty, veteran and retired military personnel any day of the year. Bring any of the following to validate your discounted tickets purchased online for you and your dependents living in the same household:
– A valid military / retired military ID
– A copy of your DD214
– Your state driver’s license printed with veteran indicator or military identifier
– Your ID issued by the VA, VFW or American Legion
This discount cannot be combined with other offers. A valid military ID is required upon admission.

Senior Discount

***Senior discount – must bring a valid ID showing their age of 65+ to validate their discounted senior tickets at the gate.

Refund Policy:

Online tickets can be refunded or exchanged up to two weeks prior to ticketed event date. (For example, tickets purchased for Oct. 17 can be refunded through Oct. 3 only.)

Questions regarding tickets: 719-633-9925 x0

To Reserve Member Boo eTickets

– You won’t be able to renew your Membership during the nights of Boo at the Zoo at the gate.
– Membership will be validated at the gate to confirm eligibility for member discount.

To renew online now:
  • Visit our Membership page.
  • Sign-in (or register if you don’t have an online account) to apply your membership discount by using the orange SIGN-IN button at the top right of the buy tickets page.
  • Your member discount will appear in the final shopping cart, once your tickets have been chosen.

Tips while getting member Boo etickets:

  • Are you registered online, but forgot your member login?:
    Click the orange SIGN-IN button at the top right of the page and choose the ‘forgot my password’ option. Enter the email you registered with, and you will receive a link to reset the password for login. If you do not receive a reset email, you likely haven’t registered as a member. You can do that before reserving your tickets to receive your discount. You can register HERE.
  • If you cannot remember the email you registered with, please email [email protected], and we will be happy to send you that information.
  • Who qualifies for the member Boo etickets?
    Anyone who is listed on a current membership can get fully discounted member tickets.
    — For an Individual Plus membership, the primary card holder and his/her guest is included.
    — For a Family or Grandparent membership, the one or two adults and any children listed on the card are included.
    — For Family Plus and higher, any “Plus” people are included (x1 for Family Plus, x2 for Conservator and higher).
    — Third Adults can also get the member ticket if they are listed on the membership.
  • Additional guests who are not included on the membership must purchase a non-member ticket.

For membership questions, please call 719-424-7815 or 719-424-7830 or email [email protected].

Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are crucial to the success and safety of Boo at the Zoo.
– Positions include passing out or delivering candy, directing traffic and working the haunted house.
– All volunteers must be at least 13 years old.
– Volunteers ages 13-17 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or school advisor at all times.
– We will not assign specific positions until the evening of the event.
Curious about volunteering for Boo at the Zoo? Visit Boo at the Zoo Volunteer FAQs.

To Register as a Boo Volunteer

Please complete this Boo at the Zoo 2020 Volunteer Registration Form

Individual Volunteer Waiver Form – PDF
Group Volunteer Waiver Form – PDF

Treat Station Info

– If you are interested in a Spooky Treat Station at Boo at the Zoo, please contact 719-424-7847 or email [email protected].


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