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December 2018

Electric Safari

Friday, December 14 @ 5:30 pm - Sunday, December 23 @ 8:30 pm

Lights, Animals and Holiday Spirit! Celebrate holiday cheer during Electric Safari with 85 light sculptures on over 50 acres! Warming fires throughout the Zoo offer a reprieve from the chill, as do select indoor animal exhibits that remain open during the event. Top off this astounding display by gazing out at the city’s lights and watch all of Colorado Springs sparkle. Advance online ticket sales end at 3 p.m. for day-of tickets. After 3 p.m., day-of tickets must be purchased at the front gate at the event, if not sold out. Zoo Members – Reserve your FREE tickets. Non-members buy your tickets now!

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Electric Safari

December 25, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - January 1, 2019 @ 8:30 pm

Lights, Animals and Holiday Spirit! Celebrate holiday cheer during Electric Safari with 85 light sculptures on over 50 acres! Warming fires throughout the Zoo offer a reprieve from the chill, as do select indoor animal exhibits that remain open during the event. Top off this astounding display by gazing out at the city’s lights and watch all of Colorado Springs sparkle. Advance online ticket sales end at 3 p.m. for day-of tickets. After 3 p.m., day-of tickets must be purchased at the front gate at the event, if not sold out. Zoo Members – Reserve your FREE tickets. Non-members buy your tickets now!

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Winter Break Day Camps

Wednesday, December 26 @ 9:00 am - Friday, December 28 @ 4:00 pm

Ages K-6th Grade. Kindergarten is half-day 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 1st-6th Grades are full day 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Register for any day or all 6 of these fun winter themed camps!

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January 2019

Winter Break Day Camps

January 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am - January 4, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Ages K-6th Grade. Kindergarten is half-day 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 1st-6th Grades are full day 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Register for any day or all 6 of these fun winter themed camps!

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Stroller Safari – JuJu in January

January 5, 2019 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am

Ages 12 months – 4 years. Join us for this Stroller Safari program. Registrants will participate in a gorilla-themed sensory activity, meet “Juju” a member of our gorilla troop, and assist keepers with feeding one of our animal ambassadors from The Loft! Online registration is open.

Stroller Safaris – JuJu in January

January 8, 2019 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am

Ages 12 months – 4 years. Join us for this Stroller Safari program. Registrants will participate in a gorilla-themed sensory activity, meet “Juju” a member of our gorilla troop, and assist keepers with feeding one of our animal ambassadors from The Loft! Online registration is open.

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WildNight – Kids Only Roar & Snore Overnight

January 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - January 13, 2019 @ 8:00 am

Ages 5+. Do the animals at the Zoo snore or roar in the night? You no longer need to guess, come see what it’s like to spend the night among the creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. We’ll walk through the Zoo at night and discover what happens when the lights go out and the animals are in the dark. Let us do all the work, all you have to do is drop the kiddos off, we will have a pizza party, roast s’mores, and go for an evening tour, we’ll even get to meet an animal up close! Drop off is at 6 p.m. and pick up is at 8 a.m. the following morning, hope to see you there. We will even throw in a continental breakfast and a morning tour will complete your adventure. Online registration is open!

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Stroller Safaris – JuJu in January

January 17, 2019 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am

Ages 12 months – 4 years. Join us for this Stroller Safari program. Registrants will participate in a gorilla-themed sensory activity, meet “Juju” a member of our gorilla troop, and assist keepers with feeding one of our animal ambassadors from The Loft! Online registration is open.

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Stroller Safaris – JuJu in January

January 25, 2019 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am

Ages 12 months – 4 years. Join us for this Stroller Safari program. Registrants will participate in a gorilla-themed sensory activity, meet “Juju” a member of our gorilla troop, and assist keepers with feeding one of our animal ambassadors from The Loft! Online registration is open.

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February 2019

WildNight – Valentine’s Overnight – Kids Only

February 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - February 16, 2019 @ 8:00 am

Ages 5+. Date night! Let us do all the work, all you have to do is drop the kiddos off, we will have a pizza party, roast s’mores, and go for an evening tour, we’ll even get to meet an animal up close! Spend time enjoying Valentines day while the kiddos enjoy a late night Zoo exploration! We will even throw in a continental breakfast and a morning tour will complete your adventure. Kids must be 5 years or older to participate. Online registration is open!

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WildNight – Valentine’s Overnight – Kids Only

February 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - February 17, 2019 @ 8:00 am

Ages 5+. Date night! Let us do all the work, all you have to do is drop the kiddos off, we will have a pizza party, roast s’mores, and go for an evening tour, we’ll even get to meet an animal up close! Spend time enjoying Valentines day while the kiddos enjoy a late night Zoo exploration! We will even throw in a continental breakfast and a morning tour will complete your adventure. Kids must be 5 years or older to participate. Online registration is open!

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March 2019

WildNight – Kids Only Spring Break – Zoofari Overnight

March 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - March 24, 2019 @ 8:00 am

Ages 5+. Have you ever seen or heard the Zoo at night? Don’t guess, come learn what it’s like to spend the night among the creatures at the Zoo. We’ll walk through the Zoo at night and discover what the animals do when the Zoo is closed. This program is for kids only, dinner and breakfast are served. Kids must be 5 years old to participate. Register online now!

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April 2019

WildNight – Kids Only – Trunks, Tails and Tales

April 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - April 14, 2019 @ 8:00 am

Ages 5+. Come learn about our African animals, more specifically we’ll focus on our elephant herd and see our two new elephants that brings our herd to 6 happy girls. We’ll see gorillas, a rhino, giraffe and more at night and we will even get to meet an African animal in the Loft up close! Let us do all the work, all you have to do is drop the kiddos off, we will have a pizza party, roast s’mores, and go for an evening tour, we’ll even get to meet an animal up close! We will even throw in a continental breakfast and a morning tour will complete your adventure. NOTE: Kids must be 5 years or older to participate. Register online now!

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May 2019

Run to the Shrine

May 18, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo invites all ages of world class runners and families alike to Run to the Shrine on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Run to the Shrine is a 4-mile run/walk course that curves through the Zoo, up to the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun and back down into the Zoo. The run provides some of the most stunning views in the Pikes Peak region. The 4-mile race concludes with a party at Lodge at Moose Lake!

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Memorial Day Weekend – Annual Plant Sale

May 25, 2019 @ 8:00 am - May 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Join us for our annual Plant Sale offering many varieties of grasses, perennials, herbs and more! With plants ranging from perennial favorites to freshly picked additions, you’re sure to find a variety of plants to fit your application and location. (Zoo admission is not required for entry.)

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June 2019

Moonlight on the Mountain

June 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Adults 21+ • Full Zoo Experience • Live Music • Unlimited Food & Drink Samples. This is one of the region’s premier annual mixers featuring the best food and drink our region has to offer. Online ticket sales begin in March 2019.

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August 2019

Teddy Bear Day

August 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Children ages 3 to 11 visiting the Zoo along with a teddy bear, their favorite stuffed animal or doll, will receive discounted admission of $9.75 (saving $10!). (Kids 2 and under are just 75¢, and Zoo members are always free.) Kids can stop by the Teddy Bear Clinic at the Lodge at Moose Lake for a free stuffed animal “check-up” and meet medical personnel in a “beary” fun environment. Check out the special animal shows and happenings and come have a BEARiffic day at the Zoo!

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September 2019

Military Appreciation Week

September 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - September 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for Military Appreciation Week at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo! It’s a week of even bigger thanks to our military personnel for their continued service to our great country. This week’s military discount features 50% off the day’s normal admission base price, which is offered to all active-duty, veteran and retired military personnel and their dependents living in the same household. To enjoy a full week of stars and stripes, march on up to the Zoo! Price varies by day; see cmzoo.org/military for all the details.