ZOOMobile

Zoomobile vehicle with staff member and animal photo

The Zoo is On the Move.

Our ZOOMobile brings live animals to classrooms, birthdays, community gatherings and special events throughout the Pikes Peak region and beyond.

Presentations with the ZOOMobile provide up-close interactions with a variety of animal ambassadors including a skunk, snakes, tortoises, prairie dogs and many more! Add a unique “wild” touch to your event, and inspire participants to make a difference in the natural world with the ZOOMobile.

Visit ZOOMobile Animal Ambassadors to see all of animals that may visit you.
 
Interested in scheduling a ZOOMobile program?
Please complete and submit the ZOOMobile Program Request Form below:

 
 
 
 
 

Discover ZOOMobile opportunities for:

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Schools

Bring Lessons to LIFE!

Turn your classroom into a zoo by inviting our animals to come to you.

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Kindergarten Programs

Our ZOOMobile animals will get your students wild about wildlife!

“Animal Tales” — Listen to a fun, animated animal story with a ZOOMobile presenter. Afterwards, you’ll get a chance to meet live animal ambassadors who’ll bring the characters to life. Different topics that may be discussed based on your book are: animal diets, animal body coverings, animal behavior, & animals that start with the letter “S”

“Sensory Safari” — Let’s use our senses on a safari like no other! We’ll go on an adventure that will have us meeting, describing, and learning about different types of animals. We will learn what helps an animal sense the world around them, and compare animal senses to our own.

“Zoo Groove” — Animals move in all different ways by slithering, hopping, climbing and more. You’ll get to act along and move as the animals do in this fun program- all while learning why animals move the way they do.

“Custom Presentation” Have a special topic or animal theme in mind? Let our Zoo staff know, and we can try our best to see if we can accommodate your requests

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Quick Info:

  • Max 30 students per program
  • 30-45 minute engaging presentation with Zoo Staff
  • 3-4 live animal ambassadors
  • Touch opportunities with animal ambassadors (species dependent)

Cost:

Program Cost: $160.75 (trip fees may apply)
Consecutive Program (within 15 minutes of first program): $75.75
Evening Cost: $50 for any programs starting or ending after 5 p.m.

Mileage Fees:

Assessed by using Google maps and are measured from the Zoo to the program location.

Miles Cost
0-30 miles FREE
31-40 miles $30
41-50 miles $40
51-60 miles $50
61+ miles Please inquire

 
 

To Register:

Please complete and submit the ZOOMobile Request Form.
Full payment for ZOOMobile programs is due at time of booking.
 

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Classroom Programs (1st – 12th Grade)

Age appropriate discussion and up-close animal interactions!

“Habitat Hike” — Without leaving our classroom, we’ll travel to locations near and far as we explore various habitats animals call home. Students will identify what each animal needs from their habitat, as well as learn about the important roles of the animals in their habitats.

“Wildlife Wonders” — Animals have amazing adaptations! You’ll get an up close look at special characteristics and abilities that allow them to survive and thrive. Your presenter will focus on highlighting structural and behavioral adaptations of our animal ambassadors.

“ZOOM-in” — Students will be introduced to the diversity of the animal kingdom as we “zoom in” on different animal classes. Learn what make each class of animals unique as you interact and observe live animals like amphibians, mammals, reptiles, and more.

Quick Info:

  • Max 30 students per program
  • 1 hour engaging presentation with Zoo Staff
  • 4 live animal ambassadors
  • Touch opportunities with animal ambassadors (species dependent)

Cost:

Program Cost: $160.75 (trip fees may apply)
Consecutive Program (within 15 minutes of first program): $75.75
Evening Cost: $50 for any programs starting or ending after 5 p.m.

Mileage Fees:

Assessed by using Google maps and are measured from the Zoo to the program location.

Miles Cost
0-30 miles FREE
31-40 miles $30
41-50 miles $40
51-60 miles $50
61+ miles Please inquire

 
 

To Register:

Please complete and submit the ZOOMobile Request Form.
Full payment for ZOOMobile programs is due at time of booking.

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Semi-Assembly Programs

Adapt a Classroom program for a larger audience!

“Habitat Hike” — Without leaving our classroom, we’ll travel to locations near and far as we explore various habitats animals call home. Students will identify what each animal needs from their habitat, as well as learn about the important roles of the animals in their habitats.

“Wildlife Wonders” — Animals have amazing adaptations! You’ll get an up close look at special characteristics and abilities that allow them to survive and thrive. Your presenter will focus on highlighting structural and behavioral adaptations of our animal ambassadors.

“ZOOM-in” — Students will be introduced to the diversity of the animal kingdom as we “zoom in” on different animal classes. Learn what make each class of animals unique as you interact and observe live animals like amphibians, mammals, reptiles, and more.

Quick Info:

  • 30-100 students per program
  • 1 hour engaging presentation with Zoo Staff
  • 4 live animal ambassadors
  • Touch opportunity with an animal ambassador

Cost:

Semi-Assembly Program: $215.75 (trip fees may apply)
Consecutive Presentation (within 15 minutes of first program): $150.75
Evening Cost: $50 for any programs starting or ending after 5 p.m.

Mileage Fees:

Assessed by using Google maps and are measured from the Zoo to the program location.

Miles Cost
0-30 miles FREE
31-40 miles $30
41-50 miles $40
51-60 miles $50
61+ miles Please inquire

 
 

To Register:

Please complete and submit the ZOOMobile Request Form.
Full payment for ZOOMobile programs is due at time of booking.

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Assembly Programs

Watch animals display natural behaviors!

“Animal Mythbusters”— Can Porcupines shoot their quills? Do cockroaches serve any purpose? Learn the truth about some well known animal myths. After these myths you’ll be seeing wildlife in a whole new way!

Quick Info:

  • Up to 200 students per program
  • 45 minute show with Zoo Staff
  • 5 – 6 live animal ambassadors
  • Touch opportunity with an animal ambassador

Cost:

Assembly Show Program: $300.75 (trip fees may apply)
Consecutive Presentation (within 15 minutes of first program): $200.75
Evening Cost: $50 for any programs starting or ending after 5 p.m.

Mileage Fees:

Assessed by using Google maps and are measured from the Zoo to the program location.

Miles Cost
0-30 miles FREE
31-40 miles $30
41-50 miles $40
51-60 miles $50
61+ miles Please inquire

 
 

To Register:

Please complete and submit the ZOOMobile Request Form.
Full payment for ZOOMobile programs is due at time of booking.

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Scholarships

Partial funding is available for Title One schools.

Frequently Asked Questions:

For schools seeking information about scholarship funding, please view the Zoom Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions.

Scholarship Application:

IF you qualify for our ZOOMobile Scholarship, please fill out a Zoom Scholarship Application.

HANDS-ON
ANIMAL INTERACTIONS
IN YOUR CLASSROOM
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Birthday Parties

Celebrate with real party animals!

Bring a special Zoo presentation to your location for a party you won’t forget.

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ZOOMobile Birthday Parties

Choose from two different birthday program options:

Basic Beastly Birthday Amazing Animal Birthday Super Safari Birthday
4 live animal ambassadors 6 live animal ambassadors 10 live animal ambassadors
45 minute program with one Zoo Staff 45-60 minute program with two Zoo Staff 45-60 minute program with two Zoo Staff
Touch opportunities with Animal Ambassadors (species dependent) Touch opportunities with Animal Ambassadors (species dependent) Touch opportunities with Animal Ambassadors (species dependent)
Special animal interactions for birthday child Special animal interactions for birthday child Special animal interactions for birthday child
Cost: $270.75 (trip fees may apply, see below) Cost: $350.75 (trip fees may apply, see below) Cost: $490.75 (trip fees may apply, see below)

 

Party Extras

– Animal Canvas Art: Own a painting made by one of our artistic animal ambassadors! Your Zoo Presenter will bring a selection of painted canvases for the birthday child to choose from. $20 per painting

 

Additional trip fees that may apply:

Evening Cost: $50 for any programs starting or ending after 5 p.m.

Mileage fee:
Assessed by using Google maps and are measured from the Zoo to the program location.
Two year old girl at her ZOOMobile birthday party with tortoise animal ambassador and Zoo staff interaction

Miles Cost
0-30 miles FREE
31-40 miles $30
41-50 miles $40
51-60 miles $50
61+ miles Please inquire

 
 

To Register:

Please complete and submit the ZOOMobile Request Form.
Full payment for ZOOMobile programs is due at time of booking.

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Non-traditional Gifts & Donations

In lieu of traditional presents, some parties express interest in donating items to the animals at the zoo. Everyone at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo appreciates your generosity!

ZOOMobile Animal Gift List:

  • Medium sized parrot/bird Toys
  • Bird puzzle feeder toys
  • Cat puzzle feeder toys
  • Dog puzzle feeder toys
  • Chew toys (rabbit/chinchilla size)
  • Wicker munch balls
  • Pet grass huts (rabbit/chinchilla size)
  • Snake/lizard hides and/or exhibit furniture
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Natural wood wool
  • Brown paper lunch bags
  • Crepe paper
  • Non-toxic tempura paints

Zoo-wide Wish List:

Click HERE to find commonly needed/donated items to the Zoo.

Questions regarding Zoo Birthday donations:

Email [email protected] or call 719-424-7827.

CELEBRATE
UNFORGETABLE BIRTHDAYS
WITH YOUR ZOO FAVORITES
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Community Groups

Bring the Joys of Wildlife to You!

The ZOOMobile travels to many community groups. Have the Zoo visit you at:

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Day Care, Pre-School and Camps

Get Wild About Wildlife.

“Animal Tales” – Listen to a fun, animated animal story with a ZOOMobile presenter. Afterwards, you’ll get a chance to meet live animal ambassadors who’ll bring the characters to life. Different topics that may be discussed based on your book are: animal diets, animal body coverings, animal behavior, & animals that start with the letter “S”

“Sensory Safari” – Let’s use our senses on a safari like no other! We’ll go on an adventure that will have us meeting, describing, and learning about different types of animals. We will learn what helps an animal sense the world around them, and compare animal senses to our own.

“Zoo Groove” – Animals move in all different ways by slithering, hopping, climbing and more. You’ll get to act along and move as the animals do in this fun program- all while learning why animals move the way they do.

“Custom Presentation” Have a special topic or animal theme in mind? Let our Zoo staff know, and we can try our best to see if we can accommodate your requests.

Quick Info:

  • Max 30 participants per program
  • 4 live animal ambassadors
  • Touch opportunities with animal ambassadors (species dependent)
  • Ages 2 and under: 20 minute engaging presentation with Zoo Staff
  • Ages 3 to 4: 30 minute engaging presentation with Zoo Staff
  • Ages 5 to 6: 45 minute engaging presentation with Zoo Staff
  • Ages 7 & up: 60 minute engaging presentation with Zoo Staff

Cost:

Program Cost: $160.75 (trip fees may apply)
Consecutive Program (within 15 minutes of first program): $75.75
Evening Cost: $50 for any programs starting or ending after 5 p.m.

Mileage Fees:

Assessed by using Google maps and are measured from the Zoo to the program location.

Miles Cost
0-30 miles FREE
31-40 miles $30
41-50 miles $40
51-60 miles $50
61+ miles Please inquire

 
 

To Register:

Please complete and submit the ZOOMobile Request Form.
Full payment for ZOOMobile programs is due at time of booking.

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Adult Care and Senior Centers

Brighten anyone’s day with a visit from our animals.

“Live Animal Presentation” – Travel the world without leaving your chair! Animals from around the world will transport you to locations near and far. The ZOOMobile presenter will share fun facts and stories about our furry, scaly, and feathered friends.

Quick Info:

  • 45-60 minute engaging presentation with Zoo Staff
  • 4 live animal ambassadors
  • Touch opportunities with animal ambassadors (species dependent)
  • Animal Artifacts (Biofacts) included like skulls, feathers, antlers, etc.

Cost:

Live Animal Presentation: $160.75 (trip fees may apply)
Evening Cost: $50 for any programs starting or ending after 5 p.m.

Mileage Fees:

Assessed by using Google maps and are measured from the Zoo to the program location.

Miles Cost
0-30 miles FREE
31-40 miles $30
41-50 miles $40
51-60 miles $50
61+ miles Please inquire

 
 

To Register:

Please complete and submit the ZOOMobile Request Form.
Full payment for ZOOMobile programs is due at time of booking.

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Non-School Groups

Invite animals from the Zoo for an experience like no other!

“Live Animal Presentation” – Learning is a memorable experience when you bring the ZOOMobile to your location! Animals from around the world will teach you the important role they play on our planet. Get up-close and become a champion for wildlife and wild places.

“Custom Presentation” – Have a special topic or animal theme in mind? Let our Zoo staff know, and we can try our best to see if we can accommodate your requests.

Quick Info:

  • 45-60 minute engaging presentation with Zoo Staff
  • 4 live animal ambassadors
  • Touch opportunities with animal ambassadors (species dependent)
  • Natural animal behavior demonstration (species specific)
  • Best for groups smaller than 100 participants

Cost:

Live Animal Presentation: $215.75 (trip fees may apply)
Evening Cost: $50 for any programs starting or ending after 5 p.m.

Mileage Fees:

Assessed by using Google maps and are measured from the Zoo to the program location.

Miles Cost
0-30 miles FREE
31-40 miles $30
41-50 miles $40
51-60 miles $50
61+ miles Please inquire

 
 

To Register:

Please complete and submit the ZOOMobile Request Form.
Full payment for ZOOMobile programs is due at time of booking.

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Scholarships

Partial funding is available for select community groups.

Frequently Asked Questions:
For community groups seeking information about scholarship funding, please view the Zoom Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions.

Scholarship Application:
If you qualify for our ZOOMobile Scholarship, please fill out a Zoom Scholarship Application.

UP-CLOSE ENCOUNTERS
WITH MEMORABLE ANIMALS
RIGHT TO YOU
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Special Events

Invite Your Zoo Friends.

Looking for a unique addition to your company party, festival, fair, or special event? Bring in the ZOOMobile to enlighten and engage your guests. The ZOOMobile will bring animals, animal artifacts, and interactive activities that are sure to enhance your special occasion.

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Informal Booth Meet and Greet

Quick Info:

  • Minimum 1 hour set up, maximum 4 hour set up
  • Animals in hand with ZOOMobile presenters
  • Animal artifact display at the table
  • Touch opportunities with animal ambassadors (species dependent)

Cost:

First Hour of Booth: $200.75 (trip fees may apply)
Additional Hours: $150.75 each
Evening Cost: $50 for any programs starting or ending after 5 p.m.

Mileage Fees:

Assessed by using Google maps and are measured from the Zoo to the program location.

Miles Cost
0-30 miles FREE
31-40 miles $30
41-50 miles $40
51-60 miles $50
61+ miles Please inquire

 
 

To Register:

Please complete and submit the ZOOMobile Request Form.
Full payment for ZOOMobile programs is due at time of booking.

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Formal Assembly Program

“Animal Mythbusters” — Can Porcupines shoot their quills? Do cockroaches serve any purpose? Learn the truth about some well known animal myths. After busting these myths you’ll be seeing wildlife in a whole new way!

“Animal Jobs” – Animals from around the world serve important roles in their ecosystem. Our engaging ZOOMobile animal team will show off some of their natural behaviors that will inspire you to look at them a little differently!

Quick Info:

  • Up to 200 participants per program
  • 45 minute show with Zoo Staff
  • 5 – 6 live animal ambassadors
  • Touch opportunities with an animal ambassador

Cost:

Formal Assembly Show: $300.75 (trip fees may apply)
Additional Program: $200.75
Evening Cost: $50 for any programs starting or ending after 5 p.m.

Mileage Fees:

Assessed by using Google maps and are measured from the Zoo to the program location.

Miles Cost
0-30 miles FREE
31-40 miles $30
41-50 miles $40
51-60 miles $50
61+ miles Please inquire

 
 

To Register:

Please complete and submit the ZOOMobile Request Form.
Full payment for ZOOMobile programs is due at time of booking.

 
Zoomobile vehicle back with Toyota sponsor logo

The ZOOMobile is generously sponsored by:
Toyota of Colorado Springs and Liberty Toyota.

 
 

Let the Zoo come to you!