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September 2019

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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Toss the Tusk

Saturday, September 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Elephant populations are rapidly plummeting. One elephant is killed approximately every 25 minutes to fuel an unprecedented global demand for ivory products. Poaching for ivory is listed as the main driver of this decline. We are partnering with The Association of Zoos and Aquariums Wildlife Trafficking Alliance, ifaw and Wildlife Conservation Society to help protect them. If you have unwanted ivory products at home, or you know of someone who does, we are hosting “Toss the Tusk,” an ivory surrender event. This event will be held on Saturday, September 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the CMZoo parking lot. This means admission to the Zoo is not required – simply drive up to the event, surrender your ivory and enjoy the rest of your day knowing that elephants are the only ones who should own ivory. Find out more at: www.WildlifeTraffickingAlliance.org/TossTheTusk.

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Black-Footed Ferret Day

Saturday, September 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

All ages. Come out to CMZoo on Sat., Sept. 28 to celebrate black-footed ferret (BFF) rediscovery day with us! These animals, once thought to be extinct, were rediscovered in the wild on Sept. 26, 1981. Since then, conservationists, including CMZoo staff members, have worked to rebuild this endangered population. With fun and interactive stations set up throughout the Zoo, we’re sure this is one event you won’t want to miss! If you make it to each of the stations that day, you’ll receive a BFF-themed prize! Participation in the event is included in your admission for the day.

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October 2019

Stroller Safaris – Everything Orange in October

Saturday, October 5 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am
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One event on October 10, 2019 at 10:15 am

One event on October 16, 2019 at 10:15 am

One event on October 25, 2019 at 10:15 am

Ages 12 mos – 4 years. Offered 10/5, 10/10, 10/16, 10/25. Registrants will participate in a fall-themed sensory activity and meet some of our Orange colored friends that call the Zoo home!

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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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Boo at the Zoo

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

Last night of Boo – 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!

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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Kids Only Roar and Snore Sleepover

Saturday, November 16 @ 6:00 pm - Sunday, November 17 @ 6:00 pm

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. NOTE: Kids must be 5 years or older to participate.

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Fall Break Day Camps – November 25-26-27

Monday, November 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until November 27, 2019

Nov 25-26 & 27. Ages K-6th grade. EdVenture day camps – register for one day or all three! Kindergarten is 1/2 day. Hooping into Harvest, FALLing for Family and Happy ZOOgiving themes. Online registration is open.

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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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January 2020

Trunks, Tails, and Tales Kids Only Sleepover

January 11, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - January 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

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.

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February 2020

Valentines Zoo Safari Kids Only Sleepover

February 14, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - February 15, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

Ages 5+. Date Night! Register your kids for our Valentines weekend Kids Only WildNight. We’ll tour the Zoo under the stars and have a pizza party for dinner. We will spend some time getting to know an animal ambassador during a meet and greet in the Loft. Drop the kiddos off and have the night to yourself! NOTE: Kids must be 5 years or older to participate.

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Valentines Zoo Safari Kids Only Sleepover

February 15, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - February 16, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

Ages 5+. Date Night! Register your kids for our Valentines weekend Kids Only WildNight. We’ll tour the Zoo under the stars and have a pizza party for dinner. We will spend some time getting to know an animal ambassador during a meet and greet in the Loft. Drop the kiddos off and have the night to yourself! NOTE: Kids must be 5 years or older to participate.

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May 2020

Run to the Shrine

May 16, 2020 @ 7:00 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 16, 2020. 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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June 2020

Moonlight on the Mountain

June 25, 2020 @ 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 tickets will be available closer to the event.

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July 2020

Tails, Tunes & Tastes

July 30, 2020 @ 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 ticket sales will open closer to the event.

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August 2020

Teddy Bear Day

August 15, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Children ages 3 to 11 who bring their plush friend save $10 on admission. (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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Tails, Tunes & Tastes

August 27, 2020 @ 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 will open closer to the event.

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