— Military Appreciation Week honors service members and their families with a special $5.75 rate —

September 6, 2016, Colorado Springs, CO – Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is celebrating the service of military personnel and their families during Military Appreciation Week, Monday, September 12 through Sunday, September 18 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (last admission sold at 4 p.m.). All active duty, veteran and retired military members and their dependents who live in the same household will receive Zoo admission for just $5.75 per person.

To receive the discount, military personnel and their dependents will need to present a valid military ID at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s admission booth. Accepted IDs include: a valid military / retired military ID; a copy of your DD214; your state driver’s license printed with veteran indicator or military identifier; or your ID issued by the VA, VFW or American Legion.

Military Appreciation Week is the Zoo’s way of thanking military personnel for their service to our great country. It will be a week of gratitude from the animals! There will be several free animal demonstrations and keeper talks each day that families can attend and other activities available for a small fee, including carousel rides, giraffe feeding, budgie feeding and Mountaineer Sky Ride (Tuesday through Sunday only).

Fast Facts

Military Appreciation Week at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Monday, September 12 through Sunday, September 18
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily (last admission sold at 4 p.m.)
Active, veteran or retired military and their immediate family in the same household
$5.75 per person
For more information, visit: www.cmzoo.org/military

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Military Appreciation Week is possible because of the generous support of the Zoo’s event sponsors, Ace Hardware, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs Pediatric Dentistry, Ent, Les Schwab Tire Centers and Pepsi.


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.