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February 2018

Little Sprouts – Climb like “Kale”

Friday, February 23 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am

Ages 2-4 years. Learn what adaptations help our North American porcupine climb trees and navigate the forest. Then put your own climbing skills to the test to navigate an obstacle course on the CMZ nature trail. Register online.

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March 2018

Little Sprouts – Gallop like a Giraffe!

Friday, March 2 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am

Ages 2-4 years. Giraffes only have two ways of moving, walking and galloping! Come spend time with the largest giraffe herd in any zoo and explore all of the different ways you can move! Register online.

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FAWN – Terrific Tegus!

Saturday, March 10 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am

Ages 18-35 months w/adult. Don’t let his scaly exterior fool you; “Littlefoot” is a very lovable lizard! Argentine red tegus are very social and require a lot of human love and affection. Come get your cuddles!
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Little Sprouts – Eat like an Elephant!

Friday, March 16 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am

Ages 2-4 years. Do you know what makes the human tongue and an elephant’s trunk similar? Now is your chance to find out! Register online.

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FAWN – Tons of Tortoises!

Saturday, March 17 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am

Ages 18-35 months w/adult. Come visit a “ton” of different tortoises and a few that weigh a “ton” too! Help keepers prepare a tortoise salad and/or give a tortoise manicure. Register online.

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Spring Break Single Day Camps

Monday, March 26 @ 9:00 am - Friday, March 30 @ 4:00 pm

Ages Pre-K to 6th Grade. Register for any day or all five! (Pre-K -Kindergarten Camps are as half-days, 9:00 a.m. – noon.) Space is limited, registration is required. Online registration is open!

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Little Sprouts – Ape Actions!

Friday, March 30 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am

Ages 2-4 years. Come learn about some of humankind’s closest relatives and explore how we are similar and different from each other through various ape-themed activities! Register online.

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WildNight – Kids Only Spring Break Overnight

Saturday, March 31 @ 6:00 pm - Sunday, April 1 @ 8:00 am

Ages 5+. Have you ever seen or heard the Zoo at 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 the animals do when the Zoo is closed. 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. Register online.

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April 2018

Early Explorers – Baby Bonanza

Monday, April 2 @ 9:00 am - Friday, April 6 @ 12:00 pm

Ages 4-6 years. Sign your child up for single days or the whole week for these camp-like drop-off programs. We’re expecting giraffe baby #200 and #201 in April! Spend the day or week celebrating our growing herd, and meeting all of the mothers and their growing babies here at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo! Register online.

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Endangered Species Day

Friday, April 13 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Recommended for grades K-8th, but any grade level in encouraged to attend. Please join us for this fun learning experience, where your students will enjoy peer-to-peer learning about endangered species from all over the world! Registration is required.

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WildNight – Kids Only Trunks, Tales and Tails Overnight

Friday, April 20 @ 6:00 pm - Saturday, April 21 @ 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. Register online.

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May 2018

Starlight Safari – Mom and Me

Saturday, May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Spend an evening under the stars at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo with the special mom in your life. What better way to celebrate than among the animals on our mountain side and learn about mom relationships within the animal kingdom? Join us for an evening of celebration, fun, s’mores, light snacks, stories, and animals! Kids of all ages welcome with their moms.

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Run to the Shrine

Saturday, May 19 @ 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!
Online registration is open HERE. 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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Summer Camp – Single Day Camps

Wednesday, May 23 @ 9:00 am - Friday, May 25 @ 4:00 pm

May 23-24-25. Ages Pre-K to 12th Grade. Discover Single Half-day Camp adventures. (Pre-K – K single day camps are offered as half-days only, 9 a.m. – noon.) Register now!

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Annual Plant Sale – Memorial Day Weekend

Saturday, May 26 @ 9:00 am - Monday, May 28 @ 5:00 pm

8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday & Monday. Our annual plant sale offers many Colorado grown varieties of grasses, perennials, herbs and more – at competitive prices! Stop by for the greenest event of the year! Zoo admission is not required for entry.

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Summer Camp – Full Week Camps

Monday, May 28 @ 9:00 am - Thursday, May 31 @ 4:00 pm

Ages Pre-K to 12th Grade. Discover a variety of full week camp adventures! (Pre-K to K full week camps are offered as half-days only, 9 a.m. – noon.) Register now!

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June 2018

Summer Camps – Full Week Camps

Friday, June 1 @ 8:00 am - Friday, June 29 @ 5:00 pm

Ages Pre-K to 12th Grade. Discover a variety of full week camps offered! (Pre-K to K camps offered as half-days only, 9 a.m. – noon.) Register now!

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WildNight – Kids Only Overnight

Friday, June 8 @ 6:00 pm - Saturday, June 9 @ 8:00 am

Ages 5+. Have you ever seen or heard the Zoo at 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 the animals do when the Zoo is closed. 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. Register online.

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Member Appreciation Night

Thursday, June 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This is a Zoo members only event. This night is all about YOU. Visit your favorite animals and beat the heat at our first after-hours event! Check out our scheduled keeper talks or stop by the member-priced cookout at Lodge at Moose Lake (cash/credit cards accepted). Reservations not required.

Moonlight on the Mountain

Thursday, June 28 @ 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 2018

Summer Camp – Full Week Camps

Sunday, July 1 @ 9:00 am - Tuesday, July 31 @ 4:00 pm

Ages Pre-K to 12th Grade. Discover a variety of full week camp adventures! (Pre-K to K full week camps are offered as half-days only, 9 a.m. – noon.) Register now!

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Summer Camps – Single Day Camps

Monday, July 2 @ 9:00 am - Friday, July 6 @ 4:00 pm

July 2-3-5-6. Ages Pre-K to 12th Grade. (* No camp on July 4th.*) Discover Single Half-day Camp adventures. (Pre-K – K single day camps are offered as half-days only, 9 a.m. – noon.) Register now!

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Member Enrichment Night

Wednesday, July 18 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This is a Zoo members only event. Watch as select animals receive enrichment items at scheduled times throughout the evening. What’s ‘enrichment’? Enrichment is how we provide a stimulating environment for Zoo animals. Why? It gives them an opportunity to demonstrate species-typical behavior, exercise control and/or choice over their environment, and enhances their well-being! Reservations are not required.

Tails, Tunes & Tastes

Thursday, July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Adults 21+. Full Zoo experience. Live Music. All Inclusive Food & Drink. Tails, Tunes & Tastes is a unique event where our guests can mix and mingle under the stars while enjoying a variety of live bands, drinks and international delights from Taste, our in-house caterer – all while you explore the Zoo! Online ticket sales open closer to the event, please check back!

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August 2018

Summer Camps – Full Week Camps

Wednesday, August 1 @ 9:30 am - Friday, August 10 @ 4:00 pm

Ages Pre-K to 12th Grade. Discover a variety of full week camp adventures! (Pre-K to K full week camps are offered as half-days only, 9 a.m. – noon.) Register now!

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Summer Camps – Single Day Camps

Monday, August 13 @ 9:00 am - Wednesday, August 15 @ 4:00 pm

August 13-14-15. Ages Pre-K to 12th Grade. Discover Single Half-day Camp adventures. (Pre-K – K single day camps are offered as half-days only, 9 a.m. – noon.) Register now!

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Teddy Bear Day

Saturday, August 18 @ 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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Member End of Summer Event

Thursday, August 23 @ 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. More details to follow closer to the event.

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Tails, Tunes & Tastes

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

Adults 21+. Full Zoo experience. Live Music. All Inclusive Food & Drink. Tails, Tunes & Tastes is a unique event where our guests can mix and mingle under the stars while enjoying a variety of live bands, drinks and international delights from Taste, our in-house caterer – all while you explore the Zoo! Online ticket sales open closer to the event, please check back!

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September 2018

Military Appreciation Week

Monday, September 10 @ 9:00 am - Sunday, September 16 @ 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 2018

Boo at the Zoo

Friday, October 19 @ 4:00 pm - Sunday, October 21 @ 8:30 pm

October 19-20-21, 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 26 @ 4:00 pm - Sunday, October 28 @ 8:30 pm

October 26-27-28, 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

Wednesday, 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 2018

Electric Moonlight

Thursday, December 6 @ 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!

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Electric Safari

Friday, December 7 @ 5:30 pm - Sunday, December 9 @ 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 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.

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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.

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