December 4, 2015, Colorado Springs, CO – Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Electric Safari preview weekend starts tonight and runs through Sunday, December 6. This year’s Electric Safari marks the 25th anniversary of the holiday tradition. Following the preview weekend, the event will continue December 11 – January 1 (closed Christmas Eve). The event will run each night from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. (the last admission will be sold at 7:30 p.m.). And Santa Claus will be taking holiday wishes each night through December 23.

During Electric Safari, the Zoo lights the place up with more twinkling lights than you can count – more than 50 acres worth! Over 85 light sculptures that are designed and built by Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s own staff make our local Zoo lights one of a kind. Top off this astounding display by gazing out at the city’s lights and watch all of Colorado Springs sparkle.

Electric Safari nights are WILD – boasting special animal keeper talks all 24 nights, and select animal exhibits will be open, including the giraffe barn, Encounter Africa, Aquatics, Rocky Mountain Wild (except grizzlies), Asian Highlands, Monkey Pavilion, Scutes Family Gallery, The Loft and, new this year, Australia Walkabout!

Should the weather turn frightful, guests can take a break between seeing animals and enjoying the lights to warm up by one of the warming fires located throughout the Zoo, or they can stop into the Grizzly Grill for a sweet treat and a warm cup of joe or hot cocoa (available for purchase).

Electric Safari Fast Facts

25th Anniversary of Electric Safari at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Dates: Friday, December 4 – Sunday, December 6
Friday, December 11 – Friday, January 1

(*Electric Safari is NOT open on Christmas Eve, December 24.)
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. nightly (last admission at 7:30 p.m.).
Cost: FREE for Zoo members*
$9.25 adults*
$8.25 senior (65 and over)
$6.25 children ages 3-11*
$5.25 military and their family (must present military ID)*

*Add a ticket to the Mountaineer Sky Ride – $4 for adults and $3 for children.

Photos of Electric Safari: http://tinyurl.com/CMZElectricSafari
For more information, visit: www.cmzoo.org/Electric

Electric Safari is made possible by our generous sponsors:
Children’s Hospital Colorado, Macy’s, your Colorado Springs Toyota dealers and U.S. Bank.

About Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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