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July 2019

Summer Camp – Full Week Camps

Monday, July 1 @ 9:00 am - Wednesday, July 31 @ 4:00 pm

Ages K – 9th Grade. Discover a variety of full week camp adventures! (Kindergarten full week camps are offered as half-days only, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.) Register now!

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Musician Dan Santistevan at CMZoo

Sunday, July 7 @ 11:00 am - Sunday, August 4 @ 4:00 pm

All ages. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this summer, we’ll have live music for guests to enjoy! Come out to watch Dan Santistevan perform live at #CMZoo! Look for Dan near Grizzly Grill, Pizza with a View and the playground! The show is included in the cost of admission.

Artist Sarah Woods at CMZoo

Friday, July 19 @ 9:00 am - Saturday, July 20 @ 4:00 pm

All ages. On Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., watch Sarah Woods, painter, (location TBD) as part of the Broadmoor Art Experience. On weekends throughout July, prominent painters and sculptors create beautiful animal-themed artwork at the Zoo.

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Musician Rico Southee at CMZoo

Friday, July 19 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

All ages. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this summer, we’ll have live music for guests to enjoy! Come out to watch Rico Southee perform live at #CMZoo! Look for Rico near Grizzly Grill, Pizza with a View and the playground! The show is included in the cost of admission.

Artist Margery Torrey at CMZoo

Saturday, July 20 @ 9:00 am - Sunday, July 21 @ 4:00 pm

All ages. On Saturday, July 20 & Sunday, July 21, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., watch Margery Torrey, sculptor, at the GIraffe Plaza as part of the Broadmoor Art Experience. On weekends throughout July, prominent painters and sculptors create beautiful animal-themed artwork at the Zoo.

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Artist Bill Nebeker at CMZoo

Saturday, July 20 @ 9:00 am - Sunday, July 21 @ 4:00 pm

All ages. On Saturday, July 20 & Sunday, July 21, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., watch Bill Nebeker, sculptor, Rocky Mountain Wild (near Tahoma the moose), as part of the Broadmoor Art Experience. On weekends throughout July, prominent painters and sculptors create beautiful animal-themed artwork at the Zoo.

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Musician John Nelson at CMZoo

Saturday, July 20 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

All ages. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this summer, we’ll have live music for guests to enjoy! Come out to watch John Nelson of Playing with Smoke perform live at #CMZoo! Look for John near Grizzly Grill, Pizza with a View and the playground! The show is included in the cost of admission.

Musician Dan Santistevan at CMZoo

Sunday, July 21 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

All ages. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this summer, we’ll have live music for guests to enjoy! Come out to watch Dan Santistevan perform live at #CMZoo! Look for Dan near Grizzly Grill, Pizza with a View and the playground! The show is included in the cost of admission.

Tails, Tunes & Tastes

Thursday, July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Ages 21+. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo invites you to dance and dine the night away while enjoying drinks and international delights from Taste, our in-house caterer. Animal shows and local musicians will inspire and delight while you enjoy this adults-only evening. All event proceeds benefit the care of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s animals. Online tickets sales are open.

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Musician Lewis Taylor at CMZoo

Friday, July 26 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

All ages. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this summer, we’ll have live music for guests to enjoy! Come out to watch Lewis Taylor of Billy Bongster Band perform live at #CMZoo! Look for Lewis near Grizzly Grill, Pizza with a View and the playground! The show is included in the cost of admission.

Artist Dan Chen at CMZoo

Saturday, July 27 @ 9:00 am - Sunday, July 28 @ 4:00 pm

All ages. On Saturday, July 27 & Sunday, July 28, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., watch Dan Chen, painter/ sculptor, at Rocky Mountain Wild (in Wolf Woods viewing area) as part of the Broadmoor Art Experience. On weekends throughout July, prominent painters and sculptors create beautiful animal-themed artwork at the Zoo.

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Artist Doug Hyde at CMZoo

Saturday, July 27 @ 9:00 am - Sunday, July 28 @ 4:00 pm

All ages. On Saturday, July 27 & Sunday, July 28, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., watch Doug Hyde, sculptor, outside Scutes Family Gallery (near Hoosier the barn owl) as part of the Broadmoor Art Experience. On weekends throughout July, prominent painters and sculptors create beautiful animal-themed artwork at the Zoo.

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Artist Deborah Copenhaver-Fellows at CMZoo

Saturday, July 27 @ 9:00 am - Sunday, July 28 @ 4:00 pm

All ages. On Saturday, July 27 & Sunday, July 28, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., watch Deborah Copenhaver-Fellows, sculptor, at Rocky Mountain Wild (in grizzly bear viewing area) as part of the Broadmoor Art Experience. On weekends throughout July, prominent painters and sculptors create beautiful animal-themed artwork at the Zoo.

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Artist Margery Torrey at CMZoo

Saturday, July 27 @ 9:00 am - Sunday, July 28 @ 4:00 pm

All ages. On Saturday, July 27 & Sunday, July 28, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., watch Margery Torrey, sculptor, at Encounter Africa, (in the Elephant Barn area) as part of the Broadmoor Art Experience. On weekends throughout July, prominent painters and sculptors create beautiful animal-themed artwork at the Zoo.

Musician Lewis Taylor at CMZoo

Saturday, July 27 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

All ages. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this summer, we’ll have live music for guests to enjoy! Come out to watch Lewis Taylor of Billy Bongster Band perform live at #CMZoo! Look for Lewis near Grizzly Grill, Pizza with a View and the playground! The show is included in the cost of admission.

Musician Dan Santistevan at CMZoo

Sunday, July 28 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

All ages. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this summer, we’ll have live music for guests to enjoy! Come out to watch Dan Santistevan perform live at #CMZoo! Look for Dan near Grizzly Grill, Pizza with a View and the playground! The show is included in the cost of admission.

Global Tiger Day

Monday, July 29 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm

All ages. Come out to celebrate #GlobalTigerDay at #CMZoo on Monday, July 29 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. With less than 4,000 remaining in the wild, tigers are in danger and need our help. Global Tiger Day is both a celebration and an awareness day for people all over the world to participate in. During our Global Tiger Day festivities, guests will enjoy tiger demonstrations, face painting and educational activities at several different booths. Activities include opportunities to learn about the enrichment our two Amur tigers, Thimbu and Chewy receive, their diets, how YOU can help tigers in the wild, and the chance to know what a tiger feels like. Come out to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Global Tiger Day festivities to learn more about what you can do to help these large, water-loving, striped cats.

August 2019

Summer Camps – Full Week

Thursday, August 1 @ 9:00 am - Friday, August 9 @ 4:00 pm

Ages K – 6th Grade. Discover a variety of full week camp adventures! (Kindergarten full week camps are offered as half-days only, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.) Register now!

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Musicians Dylan Teifer & Alicia Archibald at CMZoo

Friday, August 2 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

All ages. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this summer, we’ll have live music for guests to enjoy! Come out to watch Dylan Teifer of Blue Frog from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and Alicia Archibald of The Midnight Sun from 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. perform live at #CMZoo! Look for Dylan and Alicia near Grizzly Grill, Pizza with a View and the playground! The show is included in the cost of admission.

Musician George Whitesell at CMZoo

Saturday, August 3 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

All ages. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this summer, we’ll have live music for guests to enjoy! Come out to watch George Whitesell of The Midnight Sun perform live at #CMZoo! Look for George near Grizzly Grill, Pizza with a View and the playground! The show is included in the cost of admission.

Musician Dan Santistevan at CMZoo

Sunday, August 4 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

All ages. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this summer, we’ll have live music for guests to enjoy! Come out to watch Dan Santistevan perform live at #CMZoo! Look for Dan near Grizzly Grill, Pizza with a View and the playground! The show is included in the cost of admission

Musician Lewis Taylor at CMZoo

Friday, August 9 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

All ages. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this summer, we’ll have live music for guests to enjoy! Come out to watch Lewis Taylor of Billy Bongster Band perform live at #CMZoo! Look for Lewis near Grizzly Grill, Pizza with a View and the playground! The show is included in the cost of admission.

Musician Lewis Taylor at CMZoo

Saturday, August 10 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

All ages. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this summer, we’ll have live music for guests to enjoy! Come out to watch Lewis Taylor of Billy Bongster Band perform live at #CMZoo! Look for Lewis near Grizzly Grill, Pizza with a View and the playground! The show is included in the cost of admission.

Musician Dan Santistevan at CMZoo

Sunday, August 11 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

All ages. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this summer, we’ll have live music for guests to enjoy! Come out to watch Dan Santistevan perform live at #CMZoo! Look for Dan near Grizzly Grill, Pizza with a View and the playground! The show is included in the cost of admission

Summer Camps – Single Day Camps

Monday, August 12 @ 9:00 am - Wednesday, August 14 @ 4:00 pm

August 12-13-14. Ages K to 6th Grade. Discover Single Half-day Camp adventures. (Kindergarten single day camps are offered as half-days only, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.) Register now!

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Musician Dave Arvizu at CMZoo

Friday, August 16 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

All ages. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this summer, we’ll have live music for guests to enjoy! Come out to watch Dave Arvizu of Rvzoo and the Sugar Spun Elephant perform live at #CMZoo! Look for Dave near Grizzly Grill, Pizza with a View and the playground! The show is included in the cost of admission.

Teddy Bear Day

Saturday, August 17 @ 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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Musician Lewis Taylor at CMZoo

Saturday, August 17 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

All ages. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this summer, we’ll have live music for guests to enjoy! Come out to watch Lewis Taylor of Billy Bongster Band perform live at #CMZoo! Look for Lewis near Grizzly Grill, Pizza with a View and the playground! The show is included in the cost of admission.

WildNight – Kids Only

Saturday, August 17 @ 6:00 pm - Sunday, August 18 @ 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 6pm and pick up is at 8am the following morning, hope to see you there. We will even throw in a continental breakfast and a morning tour will complete your adventure.

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Musician Dave Arvizu at CMZoo

Sunday, August 18 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

All ages. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this summer, we’ll have live music for guests to enjoy! Come out to watch Dave Arvizu of Rvzoo and the Sugar Spun Elephant perform live at #CMZoo! Look for Dave near Grizzly Grill, Pizza with a View and the playground! The show is included in the cost of admission.

Musician Lewis Taylor at CMZoo

Friday, August 23 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

All ages. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this summer, we’ll have live music for guests to enjoy! Come out to watch Lewis Taylor of Billy Bongster Band perform live at #CMZoo! Look for Lewis near Grizzly Grill, Pizza with a View and the playground! The show is included in the cost of admission.

Musician Lewis Taylor at CMZoo

Saturday, August 24 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

All ages. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this summer, we’ll have live music for guests to enjoy! Come out to watch Lewis Taylor of Billy Bongster Band perform live at #CMZoo! Look for Lewis near Grizzly Grill, Pizza with a View and the playground! The show is included in the cost of admission.

Musician Dave Arvizu at CMZoo

Sunday, August 25 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

All ages. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this summer, we’ll have live music for guests to enjoy! Come out to watch Dave Arvizu of Rvzoo and the Sugar Spun Elephant perform live at #CMZoo! Look for Dave near Grizzly Grill, Pizza with a View and the playground! The show is included in the cost of admission.

AAZK’s Art on the Hoof

Sunday, August 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for the 18th annual fundraiser of the American Assoc. of Zookeepers’ Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Chapter. A night with animal art and animal art lovers provides you with an opportunity to help zookeepers and their work all the while supporting local artists. This special evening is at The Lodge at Moose Lake, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and will be filled with hors d’oeuvres, raffle and art! Details to follow. Artist’s call for artwork, view or download the Art Donation Registration Form.

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Members End of Summer Celebration

Tuesday, August 27 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This is a Zoo members only event. Summer always ends too soon, so why not enjoy one last night at the Zoo before the kids go back to school? Beat the heat and enjoy the animals after-hours. The entire Zoo will be open, with scheduled animal demos and keeper talks. Reservations are not required.

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Tails, Tunes & Tastes

Thursday, August 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Ages 21+. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo invites you to dance and dine the night away while enjoying drinks and international delights from Taste, our in-house caterer. Animal shows and local musicians will inspire and delight while you enjoy this adults-only evening. All event proceeds benefit the care of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s animals. Online tickets sales are open.

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Musician Dave Arvizu at CMZoo

Friday, August 30 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

All ages. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this summer, we’ll have live music for guests to enjoy! Come out to watch Dave Arvizu of Rvzoo and the Sugar Spun Elephant perform live at #CMZoo! Look for Dave near Grizzly Grill, Pizza with a View and the playground! The show is included in the cost of admission.

Musician Lewis Taylor at CMZoo

Saturday, August 31 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

All ages. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this summer, we’ll have live music for guests to enjoy! Come out to watch Lewis Taylor of Billy Bongster Band perform live at #CMZoo! Look for Lewis near Grizzly Grill, Pizza with a View and the playground! The show is included in the cost of admission.

September 2019

Musician Dave Arvizu at CMZoo

Sunday, September 1 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

All ages. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this summer, we’ll have live music for guests to enjoy! Come out to watch Dave Arvizu of Rvzoo and the Sugar Spun Elephant perform live at #CMZoo! Look for Dave near Grizzly Grill, Pizza with a View and the playground! The show is included in the cost of admission.

Camera & Lens Day with Mike’s Camera

Sunday, September 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enjoy a day at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo along with the crew from Mike’s Camera and all your favorite photo gear companies to test-drive all demo loaner gear for FREE! the latest cameras, lenses and photography accessories. Enjoy using the FREE gear while you wander throughout the Zoo (regular Zoo admission applies for entry) and capture your best shots of the local inhabitants.

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Military Appreciation Week

Monday, September 9 @ 9:00 am - Sunday, September 15 @ 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.

Utilitarian Basket Weaving

Friday, September 27 @ 6:30 pm - Sunday, September 29 @ 6:30 pm

Ages 12+. This is a 2.5-day course. Need something to put your pet toys in, or maybe to store hats and mittens, to put the mail in, or just to help clean up a cluttered corner? Get creative while you learn to weave a beautiful and functional basket that fits your lifestyle. The first evening of class we’ll start with a history of the basket, go over terminology, and walk through the process of weaving a basket to completion. Next, we’ll create a basket base and begin to weave height into in as you shape and form it. You’ll have two full days to put your creativity to the test as you finish the course with a completed basket to take home and show off. Registration is required and is open online now.

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October 2019

Boo at the Zoo

Friday, October 18 @ 4:00 pm - Sunday, October 20 @ 8:30 pm

October 18-19-20, 4 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (last admission at 7:30 p.m.) Come See the Original Creatures of the Night. It’ll be all treats and no tricks for your little pirates and princesses at this year’s Boo at the Zoo, the region’s most unique Halloween event. Boo at the Zoo is a fun way for families with young children to trick-or-treat and enjoy Halloween festivities in a safe environment, and all of our candy is made with sustainable palm oil to help protect wild orangutans!

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Boo at the Zoo

Friday, October 25 @ 4:00 pm - Sunday, October 27 @ 8:30 pm

October 25-26-27, 4 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (last admission at 7:30 p.m.) Come See the Original Creatures of the Night. It’ll be all treats and no tricks for your little pirates and princesses at this year’s Boo at the Zoo, the region’s most unique Halloween event. Boo at the Zoo is a fun way for families with young children to trick-or-treat and enjoy Halloween festivities in a safe environment, and all of our candy is made with sustainable palm oil to help protect wild orangutans!

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Outdoor School – Wild Women: Day Hike

Saturday, October 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

All ages. Join this program for women, led by women. Explore a true local gem- North Cheyenne Canyon- during one of the best times of year to enjoy the outside. This day hike will cover about 4 miles of beginner level hiking, looking for wildlife, and taking time to be present in nature. Take a break from the noise and spend some time in the wild! Registration is Required.

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November 2019

Adirondack Pack Basket

Friday, November 8 @ 9:00 am - Sunday, November 10 @ 5:00 pm

Ages 16+. This is a 3-day course. A sturdy hand woven pack basket with heavy gauge reed is the perfect utilitarian tool to bring with you to the grocery store, to carry your picnic on hike, to collect firewood at the cabin, to store fishing gear, to carry climbing gear and so much more. Join us for a 3 day course and walk away feeling proud of your completed pack basket that was designed specifically by you. In this course, you’ll learn how to measure out a basket base, traditional ‘check’ style weaving pattern, to lash on a rim with half round reed, add colorful designs, and attached cottons harness straps to your pack basket. This class can be fast paced and physically demanding as it’s 3 full days of weaving. Registration is required and is open online now.

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December 2019

Electric Safari

Friday, December 6 @ 5:30 pm - Sunday, December 8 @ 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. Online ticket sales available closer to the event.

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Electric Moonlight

Wednesday, December 11 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Adults ages 21+ only. Celebrate holiday lights and cheer during Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s adults-only winter evening event, Electric Moonlight. We’re combining our festive holiday lights, music and warming fires with unlimited indoor sampling of beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks all while tasting delicious eats from area restaurants – just like at our popular summer event, Moonlight on the Mountain! Online ticket sales will be open closer to the event.

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Electric Safari

Friday, December 13 @ 5:30 pm - Monday, December 23 @ 8:30 pm

All ages. Nightly, Dec 13-23, 2019. 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. Online ticket sales available closer to the event.

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Electric Safari

December 25, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - January 1, 2020 @ 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. Online ticket sales available closer to the event.

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