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February 2017

F.A.W.N. – Terrific Tigers

Friday, February 10 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am

Ages 18-35 months. Join this wintery FAWN class and explore what it means to be a tiger! Is it snowing? No problem! Tigers love the snow! You and your little one will be sure to see them.

Kids Only Valentine Overnight

Friday, February 10 @ 6:00 pm

Ages 5+. Let us show your kids around the Zoo while you take the night off and enjoy Valentines Day. The Zoo is hosting a special Valentines over night for kids only! We’ll have a pizza party, roast s’mores, enjoy a guided evening tour, we’ll meet an animal up close and round off the experience with breakfast and an early morning tour…and we won’t forget about feeding the giraffe!

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Kids Only Valentine Overnight

Saturday, February 11 @ 6:00 pm

Ages 5+. Let us show your kids around the Zoo while you take the night off and enjoy Valentines Day. The Zoo is hosting a special Valentines over night for kids only! We’ll have a pizza party, roast s’mores, enjoy a guided evening tour, we’ll meet an animal up close and round off the experience with breakfast and an early morning tour…and we won’t forget about feeding the giraffe!

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Kids Only Valentine’s Day Starlight Safari

Tuesday, February 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ages 5+. This event is for kids only! 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, meet an animal up close and go for an evening tour! Spend the evening walking around the Zoo and enjoy seeing the animals at night!

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Early Explorers – Clever Cats

Wednesday, February 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Ages 3-4 years. Mountain lions, tigers, and leopards! What do they eat? How do they move? What do they sound like? Join our Early Explorers class and learn about some of the cats you can see at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

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Single Day Camp – Brilliant Birds!

Monday, February 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Ages 6-10 years. Campers will spend their day exploring what it means to be a bird! The day will include meeting up close encounters, games, crafts, and fun bird activities.

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March 2017

F.A.W.N. – Outstanding Otters

Friday, March 3 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am

Ages 18-35 months. Did you know that one of our otters’ favorite past times in the winter is sledding on their bellies into their heated pool? Otters have so much fun in the snow! Grab your jackets, scarfs, and mittens, and join our class as we explore what it means to be an otter!

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Early Explorers – Great Gorillas

Wednesday, March 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Ages 3-4 years. There is so much to explore about these beautiful, rainforest dwelling great apes! How are they similar to us? How are they different? Join in and discover!

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Kids Only Giraffic World WildNight

Saturday, March 11 @ 6:00 pm - Sunday, March 12 @ 8:00 am

Ages 5+. We spend a lot of time at the Zoo caring for our animals, come learn how we take care of our giraffe herd during this Giraffe themed Kids Only WildNight. We’ll have a pizza party, roast s’mores, enjoy a guided evening tour, feed our giraffe herd some of their favorite snacks, we’ll meet an animal up close and round off the experience with breakfast and an early morning tour! Let us do all the work, all you have to do is register and show up for a fun night!

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Spring Break Day Camps

Monday, March 27 @ 9:00 am - Friday, March 31 @ 4:00 pm

Ages 4-12. Register for any single day or combination of days. Discover fun half-day PreK-K and full day 1st-6th grade camps. Campers should register for the grade they are currently enrolled in.

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April 2017

Kids Only Wildnight

Saturday, April 1 @ 6:00 pm - Sunday, April 2 @ 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. This program is for kids only! We’ll have a pizza party, roast s’mores, enjoy a guided evening tour, we’ll meet an animal up close and round off the experience with breakfast and an early morning tour…and we won’t forget about feeding the giraffe! Let us do all the work, all you have to do is register and show up prepared for a fun night!

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F.A.W.N. – Legendary Lions

Friday, April 7 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am

Ages 18-35 months. Can you roar like a lion? Join our FAWN class as we discover what it means to be a lion! We will be sure to visit our very own lion pride here at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

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Early Explorers – Razzle Dazzle Reptiles

Wednesday, April 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Ages 3-4 years. Lizards, snakes, and turtles! Come to this class with your little one and learn about the beautiful colors and patterns that can be found on reptiles! Camouflage, warning coloration, or mimicry? A reptiles’ coloring can communicate so many different things. Come and explore with us!

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May 2017

Kids Only Amazing Animal Adapters WildNight

Saturday, May 6 @ 6:00 pm - Sunday, May 7 @ 8:00 am

Ages 5+. Let us tour your kids around the Zoo and we’ll learn all about our animals and how they adapt to different environments. The Zoo is hosting this special themed over night for kids only! We’ll have a pizza party, roast s’mores, enjoy a guided evening tour, feed our giraffe herd some of their favorite snacks, we’ll meet an animal up close and round off the experience with breakfast and an early morning tour! Let us do all the work, all you have to do is register and show up prepared for a fun night!

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Run to the Shrine

Saturday, May 20 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am

All ages. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo invites world class runners and families alike to Run to the Shrine on Saturday, May 20, 2017. 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! Online registration will be available.

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June 2017

Moonlight on the Mountain

Thursday, June 29 @ 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 eTickets for VIP and General Admission will be available.

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July 2017

Tails, Tunes & Tastes

Thursday, July 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Adults 21+. Full Zoo experience. Live Music. Cash food & drink stations. Pre-purchase your eTickets online coming in 2017, Join us!

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August 2017

Teddy Bear Day

Saturday, August 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Kids ages 3 to 11 who are accompanied by a teddy bear or other stuffed animal will get a discounted admission to the Zoo with a paid adult. (Zoo members are always free). Unbearable fun activities throughout the day!

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Tails, Tunes & Tastes

Thursday, August 31 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Adults 21+. Full Zoo experience. Live Music. Cash food & drink stations. Pre-purchase your eTickets online coming in 2017, Join us!

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September 2017

Military Appreciation Week

Monday, September 11 @ 9:00 am - Sunday, September 17 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for Military Appreciation Week! It’s our way of thanking all of our military personnel for their continued service to our great country. Just march on over for a week of stars, stripes and sunscreen! Enjoy a special military discount offered to all active duty, veteran and retired military personnel. See find out more link for details.

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October 2017

Boo at the Zoo

Friday, October 20 @ 4:00 pm - Sunday, October 22 @ 8:30 pm

October 20-21-22, 4 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Last ticket sold 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 27 @ 4:00 pm - Sunday, October 29 @ 8:30 pm

October 27-28-29, 4 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Last ticket sold 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

Tuesday, October 31 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Halloween night, October 31, 4 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Last ticket sold 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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December 2017

Electric Safari

Friday, December 8 @ 5:30 pm - Sunday, December 10 @ 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.

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Electric Safari

Friday, December 15 @ 5:30 pm - Saturday, 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.

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Electric Safari

December 25, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - January 1, 2018 @ 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.

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