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Proud to be a Member of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo!


We’re Getting Better and Better. Thanks to You.

Thanks to the more than $1,900,000 of critical support you give Cheyenne Mountain Zoo every year, we’re able to provide for the animals in our care—and deliver a better Zoo experience for all visitors, all the time.

We deeply appreciate your membership and look forward to having you visit us often. Stay for the day or drop in for an hour. Daytime admission is always free with your membership. And remember… your Zoo is open seven days a week, 365 days a year!
The Zoo is “zooper” proud to announce the results of this year’s annual Zoo member conservation vote here!


Zoo Happenings

Check out what’s new and fun at the Zoo – it’s always a great time to visit the Zoo!


  • Palm Oil Shopping Guide App
    Download your Free iTunes or Android Sustainable Palm Oil Shopping Guide App v2.0 that now includes a barcode scanner! Shop with the confidence that you are helping save wild orangutans!!

  • Say hello to Goma
    Goma is a 25-year-old western lowland gorilla introduced to the troop in May 2016. The silverback, brought to CMZoo from Santa Barbara Zoo, now resides in Primate World. Learn more about Goma by visiting him today!

  • Australia Walkabout
    G’day mate! Come see the new-and-improved exhibits for our beloved budgies, wallabies, emu and alligators in Australia Walkabout. We’re also excited to have a Matschie’s tree kangaroo named Bexley.

  • Mountain Tapirs
    Our mountain (Wooly) tapirs, Cofan and Carlotta, are back and in a new Tapir Exhibit next to Monkey Pavilion!

  • Loft Exploration Center
    The Loft is home to many of our education animal super stars. Visit with education zookeepers and learn about animals up-close in this fun, interactive animal zone!



Member E-mail Updates

Sign up to receive our special e-mail updates, The Waterhole.

Stay updated by receiving our e-mail newsletter, The Waterhole. This publication is sent out once a month to keep you informed on our animals, events, promotions and education classes.

Click here to sign up or read it now!


Members-Only Events

There’s always something new and exciting at the Zoo!

Join us for these exclusive summer adventures in 2017 – details coming soon:

  • June 21 – Member Appreciation Night
  • July 17 – Conservator Breakfast (invitation only)
  • July 20 – Member Enrichment Night
  • August 3 – Patron Dinner
  • August 24 – Membership End of Summer Event

*Who can attend Members-only events?

Anyone who is listed on a current membership can attend members-only events. For an Individual Plus membership, the primary card holder and his/her guest is included (listed adult must be present); for a Family or Grandparent membership, the one or two primary adults and any children listed on the card are included; for Family Plus and higher, any “Plus” people are included (x1 for Family Plus, x2 for Conservator and higher; a listed adult must be present to bring the “Plus” person/people). Third Adults can also attend if they are listed on the membership. No guests, non-members or one-time use guest passes are admitted to members-only events. Be sure to have your membership card and photo ID (for listed adult names) to check in at the front gate.​

The Sky Ride Day Pass is not applicable to members-only or after-hours events.

You can also check out all of our Zoo events here.


For more information, call 719-424-7830 or e-mail



Discounts, Privileges, and Programs

More Rewarding than You Might Think.

As a member of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, take advantage of the many special privileges and programs we offer.

  • Win a special Zoo experience!
    Visit the Zoo each month in June, July and August and enter a drawing at the sales booth (located at the front entrance of the Zoo) to win a special “Zoo experience” – Good luck!
  • Free admission to Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun
    Enjoy a 1.4 mile drive up the Russell Tutt Scenic Highway to this spectacular historic monument with breathtaking views of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region. Click here for details on hours and access.
  • Free subscription to The Waterhole
    The Waterhole monthly e-newsletter keeps members updated with behind-the-scenes animal stories, special members-only events, promotions and more! Click here to sign up!
  • Discounted tickets to Boo at the Zoo
    Receive a member discount on tickets to the regions most unique Halloween event, in October!
  • Free admission to Electric Safari
    Members get unlimited free visits to our holiday lights extravaganza, during evenings in December.
  • Member’s Mornings
    Exclusive members-only summer entrance to the Zoo starting at 8:00 a.m. on summer Saturdays (May 1 through Labor Day weekend). It’s the perfect way for dedicated Zoo lovers like you to beat the crowds and the heat.
  • Invitations to members-only summer events
    Check out the members-only events expandable located on this page for further details.
  • Special savings on education programs
    Enjoy great discounts on educational events including WildNights, Zoo Birthday Parties, camps, classes and more. See Explore and Learn for details.
  • 10% discount in our gift shop
    The Zoo’s Thundergod Gift Shop is a great place to find unique gifts! Simply present your membership card and photo ID. (Discounts do not include stroller or wagon rentals, sale items, film or food items at any of the concessions.)
  • Mountaineer Sky Ride Day Pass
    For just $35, you can add a Sky Ride Day Pass to any membership and ride as much as you like!
  • Quarters for Conservation
    Part of your membership goes to support Quarters for Conservation. With every visit, you will receive quarter “tokens” and get to contribute to the conservation project that inspires you.

Membership Cards

Learn all about your key to Zoo member benefits.

  • Any time you visit the Zoo, you must present your membership card and a photo ID at the admissions booth. (Children are not required to present a photo ID.)
  • Renewing members can also Go Green! Learn more.
  • If you lose your membership card, you can replace it for a $5 fee at the gate, over the phone, or through the mail by sending a check and the following information to the Membership Office:
    • First and last name(s) of adult member(s)
    • Address
    • City
    • State
    • ZIP code
    • Phone number
  • To change your address, email the Membership office at or call 719-424-7830.