Customize or Pre-schedule Your Premium Zoo Experience.
The Zoo Exploration Tour program is ideal for school, troop, work and family or friend groups!
These engaging and interactive tours are led by our team of EdVenture mentors and are aligned with the Colorado Academic Standards. We can modify any of these topics to meet the needs of students outside the recommended grade levels. We can also customize tour topics to meet the curricular needs of teachers.
Animal Classifications (3rd – 5th Grade): Students will explore the characteristics that make our animal ambassadors a mammal, bird, reptile, amphibian, or fish. Each group may choose to focus on one classification of animal during the tour or get a general introduction to all five classifications.
Team Initiatives (3rd – 5th Grade): The first half of this program will provide classmates and teachers with the opportunity to get to know one another better as the group works through collaborative games, activities and puzzles together. Each group will finish the program by celebrating the progress you’ve made together through the shared experience of completing a zoo scavenger hunt together.
Mission Conservation (3rd – 5th Grade): Students will learn more about the programs that make Cheyenne Mountain Zoo a leader in wildlife conservation. Students will also learn practical ways their individual actions can make a positive impact on the natural and human world.
Nature Journal (6th – 12th Grade): Students will let nature be their muse as they explore the Zoo’s nature trail and express themselves through creative writing.
Recommended topics for non-school group tours could include:
Animals around the World: Travel the globe to meet Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s animal ambassadors. Participants will learn some of the personal stories of our animals, life history of their species, and conservation status of their species in the wild.
History of Zoos: Travel back in time and learn about the innovative ways Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has evolved, and continues to evolve, since it opened in 1926.
Conservation: Participants will learn what makes Cheyenne Mountain Zoo a leader in conservation and how simple modifications to our daily lives can contribute to positive change in the lives of humans and animals.
Team Initiatives: The first half of this program will provide participants with the opportunity to get to know one another better as you work through collaborative games, activities and puzzles together. You’ll finish the program by celebrating the progress you’ve made together through the shared experience of completing a zoo scavenger hunt together.
Don’t see the experience you’re looking for? Contact the CMZ EdVenture Department to customize your tour and book your reservation at [email protected] or call 719-424-7827.
2 hour tour $300.75 – for up to 20 people
** Groups exceeding 20 people will automatically be split into two groups and charged for a second tour.
**A non-refundable $75 deposit will be collected at the time of booking. This deposit will be applied to your final payment.
***We do no to accept passes or memberships in place of admission fees for Zoo Exploration Tours.
(includes a $0.75 donation to Quarters for Conservation).
All tours include:
- One 2-Hr tour for one group of up to 20 participants.
- Admission to the Zoo for the day (Hours of operation: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
- One EdVenture mentor as your group’s personal tour guide!
- One Animal Ambassador presentation (turtle/tortoise, snake or lizard)
- One public animal demo
- Giraffe feeding
To schedule a Zoo Exploration Tour, complete and submit the Exploration Tour Request Form below.
Title One Scholarship Information:
For Title One Schools seeking information about scholarship funding, please view the Opportunity Fund Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions. To access the Opportunity Fund Scholarship Application.
Opportunity Fund scholarships have limited availability.