10-17-2017

BOO AT THE ZOO STARTS FRIDAY!

–Seven nights of spooktacular activities planned the next two weekends and Halloween night–

 
October 17, 2017, Colorado Springs, CO – Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will come alive with Halloween spirit when thousands of little ghouls and goblins attend Boo at the Zoo beginning this Friday, October 20. The event is a fun way for families to trick-or-treat and enjoy Halloween festivities in a safe and unique environment. This year’s Boo at the Zoo is Oct. 20 – 22, 27 – 29 and 31. Boo hours are 4 – 8:30 p.m. all seven nights, with the last admission sold at 7:30 p.m. (Cheyenne Mountain Zoo admission windows will close for daytime admission at 2 p.m.)

New this year, Boo at the Zoo attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets online, in advance of the date they want to visit. The advance price is $3 less per ticket than at the gate, and popular evenings are likely to sell out! Tickets will be available for purchase at the gate ONLY if not sold out in advance. Ticket prices increase at the gate. On-site parking is limited and is not guaranteed with advance ticket purchase. If the Zoo’s parking lot is full, follow the signs to our free off-site shuttle parking lot. Purchase tickets online at: cmzoo.org/boo.

Frightfully fun attractions include a Lighted Pumpkin Patch, Haunted Fun House, Ghoulish Graveyard and Pirate Cove. Plus, a visit to the Zoo wouldn’t be complete without animals! Special keeper talks, animal demos and animal encounters will be offered each night. Select animal exhibits will also be open, including giraffes, lions, Goat Experience, Scutes Family Gallery, Wilgruen Elephant Barn, The Loft, Monkey Pavilion and Australia Walkabout.

An elephant-sized amount of candy (more than 9,000 pounds!) will be handed out at more than 20 Spooky Treat Stations throughout the Zoo during Boo at the Zoo. The Zoo’s candy supply is purchased from companies that are members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), which is committed to the use of sustainable palm oil and the protection of orangutan habitat in Indonesia and Malaysia. To find your own Halloween candy that’s orangutan friendly, download CMZ’s sustainable palm oil shopping guide at: cmzoo.org/palmoil.

Fast Facts

Boo at the Zoo at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Dates: Oct. 20 – 22, Oct. 27 – 29 and 31
4 – 8:30 p.m. (last ticket sold at 7:30 p.m.)

Boo Online Advance Pricing:
$17.75 for ages 3-64
$12.75 for Zoo members
$15.75 Military and 65+
75¢ for ages 2 and under

Boo Pricing at the gate (if not sold out in advance):
$20.75 for ages 3-64
$15.75 for Zoo members
$18.75 Military and 65+
75¢ for ages 2 and under

For more information, visit www.cmzoo.org/boo

Boo at the Zoo is made possible by our generous sponsors:
Children’s Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs Pediatric Dentistry, Les Schwab Tire Centers, Navy Federal Credit Union, T. Rowe Price and your Colorado Springs Toyota Dealers.
 

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 233 zoos and aquariums accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is one of just ten operating without tax support. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo depends on admissions, membership dues and donations for funding.

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