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August 2017

Member End of Summer Event

Thursday, August 24 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Zoo Members only. 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. Check the details for special animal shows and happenings throughout the evening!

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Little Sprouts – Little Veterinarians!

Saturday, August 26 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am

Ages 2 to 4 with adult. Come play and explore what it would be like to be a Zoo Vet with your Little Sprout! Take care of our stuffed, plush, kid-friendly animals by diagnosing their needs and caring for them in our outdoor “vet clinic” complete with lab coats, stethoscopes, bandages, and more!

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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 now and join us!

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September 2017

Little Sprouts – Marvelous Mud

Friday, September 1 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am

Ages 2 to 4 with adult. Join your Little Sprout this Fall and explore all that comes with this beautiful season. Exploring and constructing with dirt and mud! *Bring a change of clothes for after this class! With the theme of mud, it’s safe to say your Little Sprout might get dirty and wet during their explorations.

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Camera & Lens Demo Day with Mike’s Camera

Sunday, September 10 @ 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 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 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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F.A.W.N. – Giant Giraffes

Friday, September 15 @ 9:15 am - 10:00 am

Ages 18-35 months. Giraffes have LONG legs, LONG necks, and LONG tongues! We aren’t exaggerating when we call them giant! Come feed and learn about giraffes with your toddler. Our giraffes are eager to meet you!

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Backyard Explorations – Backyard Chickens

Sunday, September 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Ages 6+ and adults. Are you thinking about starting a backyard chicken coop? Come to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and learn all about chicken breeds, coops, care, and so much more! Register online.

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AAZK’s Art on the Hoof

Thursday, September 21 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

16th annual fundraiser for American Assoc. of Zookeepers’ Cheyenne Mtn. Zoo Chapter. Featuring nature and animal inspired art in an ‘art-drawing styled’ raffle. Pre-purchase tickets online beginning Sept. 1, 2017.

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Little Sprouts – Sensational Sunlight

Saturday, September 23 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am

Ages 2 to 4 with adult. Join your Little Sprout this Fall and explore all that comes with this beautiful season. Exploring and playing with sunlight!

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October 2017

Little Sprouts – Eye Spy Nature

Friday, October 6 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am

Ages 2 to 4 with adult. Join your Little Sprout this Fall and explore all that comes with this beautiful season on this exploratory nature walk and nature item collecting class!

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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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Little Sprouts – The Colors of Fall

Saturday, October 21 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am

Ages 2 to 4 with adult. Join your Little Sprout and explore all that comes with this beautiful Fall season. like how the leaves change colors!

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F.A.W.N. – Toddlers and Tortoises

Friday, October 27 @ 9:15 am - 10:00 am

Ages 18-35 months. What do tortoises eat? What does a tortoise shell feel like? Where do tortoises lay their eggs? These are just a few of the questions we will be exploring! Bring your 18-35 month old and meet the tortoises of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

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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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November 2017

Little Sprouts – Enchanting Evergreens

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

Ages 2 to 4 with adult. Join your Little Sprout and explore what evergreen trees are all about, and all that comes with this beautiful Fall season!

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Little Sprouts – Thank You Earth!

Saturday, November 18 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am

Ages 2 to 4 with adult. Join your Little Sprout in a share and pretend Thanksgiving feast with animal friends and thank our earth for all it provides.

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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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May 2018

Run to the Shrine

May 19, 2018 @ 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 19, 2018. 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!
Please check back in January 2018 for the online registration link. Day-of registration will be at the Zoo from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Saturday; only credit cards accepted for registration fee (no cash or checks).

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June 2018

Moonlight on the Mountain

June 28, 2018 @ 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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