Teddy Bear Day

teddy bear on gurney with paramedic photo

It’s a “Beary” Good Time.

Don’t miss this 30th annual Teddy Bear Day at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo!

  • $9.75 for children ages 3 to 11 who bring their plush friend (save $10)!
  • Zoo members are FREE
  • 75¢ for children ages 2 and under
  • No other discounts apply, see regular admission rates for all others.


Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.


  • Stop by the TEDDY BEAR CLINIC at Lodge at Moose Lake for a FREE stuffed animal “check-up.” Each bear’s overall condition is officially recorded and all bears will receive a signed certificate of “Beary Good Health.”
  • Volunteers from Children’s Hospital Colorado will be here to administer stitches, splints or any necessary “medical” procedures to stuffed animals that are in need of a little TLC. The clinic is a great way for kids to familiarize themselves with the health care community and what they can expect if they need to visit a doctor, hospital or dentist.
  • Additional activities for kids at Lodge at Moose Lake, including the opportunity to meet some of the Zoo’s hands-on outreach animals!
  • All day experiences include giraffe and budgie feeding. Plus, watch our animal-care demonstrations and keeper talks throughout the day on Saturday, often with a medical theme adapted for Teddy Bear Day – see the expandable below for show times & details!



Special Animal Shows & Happenings

Animal Shows & Happenings – by time of day:

View Zoo Map for locations.
*Time may vary due to weather restrictions.

Time Animal Happening Location
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Budgie Feeding Experience Australian Walkabout (AW)
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Giraffe Feeding Experience African Rift Valley (ARV)
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Chicken Feeding Experience Australian Walkabout (AW)
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Domestic Goat Encounters Next to The Loft (RMW)
Hourly; 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Domestic Goat Feeding Experience Next to The Loft (RMW)
9:30 a.m. Chicken Parade My Big Backyard (BBY)
10 a.m. Amazon Tree Trekkers* Monkey Pavilion (MP)
        Rhinoceros Training Encounter Africa (EA)
        Wings of Africa Bird Show* African Rift Valley (ARV)
10:30 a.m. Snow Leopard Show Asian Highlands (AH)
10:45 a.m. African Lion Show African Rift Valley (ARV)
        Keepers Caring for Elephants Encounter Africa (EA)
        Rocky Mountain Goat Show Top of Rocky Mountain Goats (RMG)
11 a.m. Backyard Feathers, Fur and Fins My Big Backyard (BBY)
        Elephant Snack Time Encounter Africa (EA)
        Orangutan Husbandry Training Primate World (PW)
11:15 a.m. Otter Training Rocky Mountain Wild (RMW)
11:45 a.m. Rainforest Review Monkey Pavilion (MP)
        Meerkat Enrichment African Rift Valley (ARV)
12 p.m. Rhino Snack Time Encounter Africa (EA)
2 p.m. Gator Training Australian Walkabout (AW)
        Giraffe Training African Rift Valley (ARV)
        Tapir Training Tapir Exhibit (TE)
2:15 p.m. Keepers Caring for Elephants Encounter Africa (EA)
2:30 p.m. Elephant Snack Time Encounter Africa (EA)
        Orangutans are Awesome Primate World (PW)
2:45 p.m. Bear Necessities: Grizzly Bear Show Rocky Mountain Wild (RMW)
3 p.m. Meet the Gorilla Troop Primate World (PW)
        Treetop Acrobats African Rift Valley (ARV)
3:30 p.m. Backyard Nature Experience My Big Backyard (BBY)
        Tree kangaroo Keeper Talk Australian Walkabout (AW)
4:30 p.m. Chicken Parade My Big Backyard (BBY)




Celebrate with vendors from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Lodge at Moose Lake!

Ameritech Construction
Au Pair in America
Champion window
Colorado Springs Police Department
Freedom Chiropractic.
Gold’s Gym (Security)
Little Monkey Bizness
Orange Theory Fitness
Rare Patient voice
Safe Splash
Soccer Buddies
Space Foundation Discovery Center
Summit Dance Works
The Summit Interquest


photo of a girl with her teddy bear who is getting 'first aid' by a volunteer




It’ll be unbearably fun!