9-9-2019

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Silent Night Provides Mindful Evening Experience

First-time evening event encourages attendees to enjoy a quiet, calming experience in a natural setting

 
Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sept. 9, 2019) – Silent Night is a brand-new CMZoo event, which we hope will provide our community with a place of respite, away from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind. Enjoy a quiet Zoo experience, join a meditation session at the EdVenture building, meander at a peaceful pace without a schedule and simply clear your mind. This event might also be ideal for those who are seeking a low-sensory experience.

Attendees will be asked to silence phones and other noisy devices, and to keep all communication to a whisper. Our goal is to create a peaceful environment in our natural surroundings, with as little background noise as possible. We don’t know if the lions are on board with this plan, but the humans who attend agree to keep the talking to a minimum and cell phones on silent. Guests can enjoy our beautiful mountainside setting, and practice mindfulness together. The Sky Ride, giraffe and budgie feedings will be available, along with Pizza with a View and Rocky Mountain Barbecue Co. dining options. Unlike our other evening events, we will not have live music, announcements over loud speakers, or keeper talks.

Staff will have notepads to communicate with guests who need anything. We have “noise-friendly” buildings open for families who may need to take a moment to regroup, or for someone who needs to take a phone call. The rest of the Zoo will be quiet.

Because this event is during Military Appreciation Week, all active-duty, veteran and retired military personnel and their dependents living in the same household will get 50% off admission to this evening event, too.

Fast Facts

Silent Night at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Wednesday, Sept. 11
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Adults: $19.75
Children (3 to 11): $14.75
Kids (2 and under): 75¢
Zoo members receive a $5 discount (available only on tickets purchased at the gate)
Active-duty, retired and veteran military personnel receive a 50% discount
More information at www.cmzoo.org/silentnight

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 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, special event attendance and donations for funding.