10-18-18

BOO AT THE ZOO STARTS TOMORROW

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

 
October 18, 2018, Colorado Springs, CO – Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will feel the Halloween spirit when thousands of little ghouls and goblins attend Boo at the Zoo beginning this Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. 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. 19 – 21, 26 – 28 and 31. Boo hours are 4 to 8:30 p.m. all seven nights, with the last entry at 7:30 p.m. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo admission windows will close for daytime admission at 2 p.m.

Frightfully fun attractions include a Lighted Pumpkin Patch with 60 jack-o-lanterns, a 2,000 sq. ft. Haunted Fun House, Ghoulish Graveyard and Pirate Cove. Attendees can also enjoy rides on the carousel and Sky Ride. The Sky Ride will be open as weather allows, providing a breathtaking view of Colorado Springs at night and a lift to two additional trick-or-treat stations at the top.

Of course, 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 giraffe, lions, Goat Experience, Scutes Family Gallery, Wilgruen Elephant Barn, The Loft, Monkey Pavilion and Australia Walkabout. Beginning at 4:15 p.m. each night of Boo at the Zoo, attendees can interact with small animals at Safari Cabin, where a new animal will make an appearance every 45 minutes.

An elephant-sized amount of candy (more than 9,000 pounds) will be handed out at more than 25 trick-or-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 the wild. To find your own Halloween candy that’s orangutan friendly, download CMZ’s sustainable palm oil shopping guide at: cmzoo.org/palmoil.

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. 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.

Fast Facts

Boo at the Zoo at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Dates:
Oct. 19 – 21, Oct. 26 – 28 and Oct. 31, 2018
4 to 8:30 p.m. (last admission 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 and to purchase tickets, visit 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, 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.