10-19-2016

BOO AT THE ZOO STARTS ON FRIDAY!

–Seven nights of spooktacular activities planned the next two weekends–

 
October 19, 2016, Colorado Springs, CO – Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will come alive with Halloween spirit when thousands of little superheroes, princesses and pirates attend Boo at the Zoo starting this Friday, October 21. 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. 21 – 23 and 28 – 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.)

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, meerkats, goat playground, The Loft, Monkey Pavilion and Australia Walkabout.

An elephant-sized amount of candy (more than 9,000 pounds!) will be handed out at 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 www.cmzoo.org/palmoil.

Fast Facts

 
Boo at the Zoo at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Dates: Oct. 21 – 23, and Oct. 28 – 31
4 – 8:30 p.m. (last ticket sold at 7:30 p.m.)

Boo-Only Pricing:
$17.75 for ages 3-64
$12.75 for Zoo members
$15.75 for military and over 65
Ages 2 and under are 75¢

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, Sam’s Club 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.