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July 2020

Summer Camps – July

Summer campers kindergarten mud-kitchen fun in the mud outdoors together
Wednesday, July 1 at 8 a.m. - Friday, July 31 at 5 p.m.

Ages K-9th grade. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo offers summer camp adventures that share the wonders of wildlife and wild places in fun and exciting ways. Campers meet animals up-close, explore the outdoors, interact with zookeepers, make treats for the animals, design cool crafts and more! Full week and day camps in July. Online registration is open.

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Member Appreciation Night – SOLD OUT

Nile hippo Kasai by the waterfall in Water's Edge: Africa
Tuesday, July 14 at 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Zoo Members - Our Zoo may look a little different this summer, but we appreciate you more than ever! Visit your favorite animals during our first after-hours members-only event of the summer. Food options are limited, but the Grizzly Grill will be open (cash/credit cards accepted). Please note, we will have no scheduled animal demonstrations for this event. Due to state-mandated capacity limits, we may not be able to accommodate all members who want to attend. But don't worry! We will have more Member Appreciation Nights throughout the summer, as we are approved for additional dates and ticketing. Advance reservations are required to attend. *Please note: Event nights may change due to unforeseen circumstances. This event is sold out.

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Zoo Ball 2020: Abnormally Normal

Zoo Ball graphic sillouette 2020
Monday, July 20 at 8 a.m. - Sunday, July 26 at 8 p.m.

Take a Walk on the Abnormally Normal Wild Side! We invite you to join us for our VIRTUAL black tie gala to benefit the Zoo. Enjoy this opportunity to celebrate and support a valuable conservation and education organization, both locally and globally. There are lots of ways to particupate this year; from an online auction July 20-26, to a virtual ride up-close-and-personal with some favorites July 23. Your presence is requested!

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Global Tiger Day

Amur tiger male lying down with front paw on a log
Wednesday, July 29 at 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

All ages. Come out to celebrate #GlobalTigerDay at #CMZoo on July 29 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. With less than 4,000 remaining in the wild, tigers are in danger and need our help. Global Tiger Day is both a celebration and an awareness day for people all over the world to participate in. During our Global Tiger Day festivities, guests will enjoy tiger demonstrations, face painting and educational activities at several different booths. Activities include opportunities to learn about the enrichment our two Amur tigers, Thimbu and Chewy receive, their diets, how YOU can help tigers in the wild, and the chance to know what a tiger feels like. Come out to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's Global Tiger Day festivities to learn more about what you can do to help these large, water-loving, striped cats.

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August 2020

Summer Camps – August

Summer campers kindergarten mud-kitchen fun in the mud outdoors together
Saturday, August 1 at 8 a.m. - Friday, August 14 at 5 p.m.

Ages K-9th grade. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo offers summer camp adventures that share the wonders of wildlife and wild places in fun and exciting ways. Campers meet animals up-close, explore the outdoors, interact with zookeepers, make treats for the animals, design cool crafts and more! Full week camps, June - August. Online registration is open.

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Rescheduled – Member Enrichment Night

Male gorilla with enrichment
Tuesday, August 11 at 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

A Zoo members only evening*. Watch as select animals receive enrichment items at scheduled times throughout the evening. What’s ‘enrichment’? Enrichment is how we provide a stimulating environment for Zoo animals. Why? It gives them an opportunity to demonstrate species-typical behavior, exercise control and/or choice over their environment, and enhances their well-being! Advance reservations are required. *Please note: Event nights may change due to unforeseen circumstances.

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World Elephant Day

LouLou - African elephant left side photo
Wednesday, August 12 at 10 a.m.

All ages. Included with admission. Celebrate the world's largest mammals from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Encounter Africa Plaza on Wednesday, August 12. Booths for the event include activities such as painting and using puzzle feeders like elephants do, a ring toss, and elephant-themed crafts and a scavenger hunt!

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Teddy Bear Day

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Saturday, August 15 at 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Children ages 3 to 11 who bring their plush friend save $10 on admission. (Kids 2 and under are just 75¢, and Zoo members are always free.) Kids can stop by the Teddy Bear Clinic at the Lodge at Moose Lake for a free stuffed animal “check-up” and meet medical personnel in a “beary” fun environment. Check out the special animal shows and happenings and come have a BEARiffic day at the Zoo!

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Rescheduled – Moonlight on the Mountain

Moonlight on the Mountain Tickets are sold out for August 2020
Thursday, August 20 at 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

This event is sold out. Full Zoo Experience • Live Music • Adults 21+ • All-inclusive Food & Drink Samples. Enjoy summer with Cheyenne Mountain Zoo during this adults-only event! Enjoy all-inclusive samples of beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks while tasting delicious eats from area restaurants. Local musicians will set the mood throughout the Zoo and have you dancing the night away until 10 p.m.! All event proceeds benefit the care of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s animals. Our generous restaurant and beverage partners donate their product samples for this important Zoo fundraiser. All samples are available while supplies last.

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Rescheduled – Run to the Shrine

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Sunday, August 30 at 7 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo invites all ages of world class runners and families alike to Run to the Shrine on Sunday, August 30. Run to the Shrine is a 4-mile run/walk course that curves through the Zoo, up to the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun and back down into the Zoo. The run provides some of the most stunning views in the Pikes Peak region. The 4-mile race concludes with a party at Lodge at Moose Lake!

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September 2020

Silent Night at the Zoo – September 11

Grizzly bear portrait
Friday, September 11 at 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

All ages. Full Zoo experience (except sky ride and carousel). Dining options will be limited. We invite you to a unique Zoo event, Silent Night. Offered 2 evenings in 2020 - July 8 and Friday, September 11. Our busy lives are often filled with schedules, responsibilities and noise. Come prepared for a peacefully quiet evening away from the pressures of the city below. E-Tickets will be on sale at a later date.

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Mike’s Camera & Lens Day – Sept. 12

Event - Mike's Camera Day at CMZoo scene with camera brand tents
Saturday, September 12 at 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Enjoy a day at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo along with the crew from Mike's Camera and all your favorite photo gear companies to test-drive the latest cameras, lenses and photography accessories.

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Sleepover – Kid’s Only WildNight

Kid's Only WildNight sleepover scene with a chinchilla with a keeper
Saturday, September 12 at 6 p.m. - Sunday, September 13 at 8 a.m.

Ages 5+. Do the animals at the Zoo snore or roar in the night? You no longer need to guess! Come see what it’s like to spend the night among the creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. We’ll walk through the Zoo at night and discover what happens when the lights go out and the animals are in the dark. Let our fantastic staff do all the work! All you have to do is drop off the kids (and pick them up, of course).

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Military Appreciation Week

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Monday, September 14 at 9 a.m. - Sunday, September 20 at 5 p.m.

Join us for Military Appreciation Week at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo! It’s a week of even bigger thanks to our military personnel for their continued service to our great country. This week’s military discount features 50% off the day's normal admission base price, which is offered to all active-duty, veteran and retired military personnel and their dependents living in the same household. To enjoy a full week of stars and stripes, march on up to the Zoo! Price varies by day; see cmzoo.org/military for all the details.

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Rescheduled – End of Summer Member Celebration Night

African lion keeper talk with kids watching lioness
Thursday, September 17 at 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

A Zoo members only evening*. Summer always ends too soon, so why not enjoy one last night at the Zoo before the kids go back to school? Beat the heat and enjoy the animals after-hours. The entire Zoo will be open, with scheduled animal demos and keeper talks. Advance reservations are required. *Please note: Event nights may change due to unforeseen circumstances.

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Tails, Tunes & Tastes

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Thursday, September 24 at 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Ages 21+. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo invites you to dance and dine the night away while enjoying drinks and international delights from Taste, our in-house caterer. Animal shows and local musicians will inspire and delight while you enjoy this adults-only evening. All event proceeds benefit the care of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s animals. Advanced online tickets sales are open.

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October 2020

Boo at the Zoo

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Saturday, October 17 at 4 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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One event on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on Friday, October 23, 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on Friday, October 30, 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 4:00 pm

All ages. October 17-18, 23-25 & 30-31, 2020, 4 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (last admission at 7:30 p.m.) Come See the Original Creatures of the Night. It’ll be all treats and no tricks for your little pirates and princesses at this year’s Boo at the Zoo, the region’s most unique Halloween event. Boo at the Zoo is a fun way for families with young children to trick-or-treat and enjoy Halloween festivities in a safe environment, and all of our candy is made with sustainable palm oil to help protect wild orangutans! Tickets available closer to the event.

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Wolf Awareness Week

Gray wolf facing camera in snowy scene
Sunday, October 18 at 9 a.m. - Sunday, October 25 at 5 p.m.

To celebrate Wolf Awareness Week, we've got celebrations throughout the week including special enrichment demonstrations, tables in Rocky Mountain Wild with activities for kids of all ages, information about the cross-fostering program, ways to live peacefully with wolves, and more! Come to #CMZoo during Wolf Awareness Week and join us as we celebrate this keystone species!

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November 2020

Sleepover – Kid’s Only WildNight

Evening tour of children at elephant statue
Saturday, November 7 at 6 p.m. - Sunday, November 8 at 8 a.m.

Ages 5+. Do the animals at the Zoo snore or roar in the night? You no longer need to guess! Come see what it’s like to spend the night among the creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. We’ll walk through the Zoo at night and discover what happens when the lights go out and the animals are in the dark. Let our fantastic staff do all the work! All you have to do is drop off the kids (and pick them up, of course).

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December 2020

Electric Moonlight

Electric Moonlight December 11, tickets are on sale now!
Wednesday, December 9 at 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Adults 21+. Celebrate holiday lights and cheer during this adults-only event, Electric Moonlight. This event combines our festive holiday lights with indoor sampling areas featuring beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks while tasting delicious eats from area restaurants (all while supplies last) – just like at our popular summer event, Moonlight on the Mountain! Online tickets available closer to the event.

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Electric Safari – Dec. 10-12, 17-23 & 25 – Jan. 1, 2021

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Thursday, December 10 at 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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One event on Friday, December 11, 2020 at 4:30 pm

One event on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 4:30 pm

One event on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 4:30 pm

One event on Friday, December 18, 2020 at 4:30 pm

One event on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 4:30 pm

One event on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 4:30 pm

One event on Monday, December 21, 2020 at 4:30 pm

One event on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 4:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 4:30 pm

One event on Friday, December 25, 2020 at 4:30 pm

One event on Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 4:30 pm

One event on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at 4:30 pm

One event on Monday, December 28, 2020 at 4:30 pm

One event on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 4:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 4:30 pm

One event on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 4:30 pm

One event on Friday, January 1, 2021 at 4:30 pm

18 nights! - Dec. 10-12, 17-23 & 25 - Jan. 1, 2021. All ages. Lights, Animals and Holiday Spirit! Celebrate holiday lights and cheer during Electric Safari with 85 light sculptures on over 50 acres! Warming fires throughout the Zoo offer a reprieve from the chill, as do select indoor animal exhibits that remain open during the event. Top off this astounding display by gazing out at the city’s lights and watch all of Colorado Springs sparkle. Buy your tickets online beginning in November 2020.

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