Backyard Explorations

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Cultivating Your Love of Nature.

Join our Cheyenne Mountain Zoo keeper as your guide for how to safely live with, manage, learn from and enjoy the wildlife all around you.

Topics include:

  • Rocky Mountain birding,
  • Raising backyard chickens,
  • What’s out there at night?
  • Protecting our pollinators,
  • Backyard beekeeping

Classes are open to adults and children.
Classes are recommended for children ages 6 and up.

Cost per class:

Adult Member: $15.75
Adult non-member: $30.75
Child: $10.75

If the prescheduled class times below don’t work for you, call 719-424-7827 to customize a date that works for you and your group of 4 or more.

  Prescheduled Backyard Explorations (online registration)

Nocturnal Navigators: Bats at Night!

Thursday, August 10, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – REGISTER NOW
Bats are found all over the world, and here in Colorado they have a couple very important jobs. Explore the zoo at night and discover some amazing things about bats!

Backyard Chickens

Sunday, September 17, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – REGISTER NOW
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!



Email or call 719-424-7827.