Admission

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Cost of Admission on Regular Days

  • CMZoo Members Free
  • Adult (12-64) $19.75
  • Child (3-11) $14.75
  • Seniors (65+) $17.75
  • Military Adult* $16.75
  • Military Child* $11.75
  • Ages 2 and under 75¢

Cost of Admission on Value Days

  • CMZoo Members Free
  • Adult (12-64) $14.75
  • Child (3-11) $10.75
  • Seniors (65+) $12.75
  • Military Adult** $11.75
  • Military Child** $7.75
  • Ages 2 and under 75¢

Cost of Admission on Peak Days

  • CMZoo Members Free
  • Adult (12-64) $24.75
  • Child (3-11) $19.75
  • Seniors (65+) $22.75
  • Military Adult** $21.75
  • Military Child** $16.75
  • Ages 2 and under 75¢

Regular Days

  • Spring & Summer (March - September), Monday - Thursday
  • Fall (October & November), 7 days a week

Value Days

  • Winter (December - February), 7 days a week

Peak Days

  • Spring & Summer (March - September), Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  • + Holidays: Memorial Day, July 4 & Labor Day

Need To Know Info

Today’s Zoo Hours

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Zoo will close at 4 p.m. (last admission at 3 p.m.) for Electric Safari. The Zoo will reopen for Electric Safari 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. (exclusive early entry for Zoo members and their guests at 4:30 p.m.)
Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun : 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (last car up at 3 p.m.), CLOSED on select December Sundays & Mondays; Dec. 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 & 30, 2019.
Mountaineer Sky Ride : 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (last ride at 3:30 p.m.)

Exceptions to Normal Hours

Select days in December – Early closure for Electric Safari, Daytime Zoo Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.;

  • Early closure dates for Electric Safari are: Dec. 6-8, 13-23, 25 – Jan. 1, 2020.
  • On days when the Zoo hosts Electric Safari, the Zoo will close early for daytime hours at 4 p.m. (last admission at 3 p.m.)
  • The Zoo will reopen for Electric Safari at 4:30 p.m. for Zoo members and their paying guests, and 5:30 p.m. for the general public. Electric Safari closes at 8:30 p.m. (last admission at 7:30 p.m.)
  • A separate admission fee is required for Electric Safari for non-members. Zoo members attend for free; no advance tickets needed.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 – Electric Moonlight, Zoo Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.;

  • During this adult 21+ evening, the Zoo will close at 4 p.m. (last admission at 3 p.m.)
  • The Zoo will reopen for Electric Moonlight at 5:30 p.m. for guest entrance. (A separate admission fee is charged for Electric Moonlight.)

Holiday Hours 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.;

  • Thanksgiving Day: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., last admission 2 p.m., last Sky Ride 2:30 p.m., Shrine Road closed.
  • Christmas Eve: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., last admission 2 p.m., last Sky Ride 2:30 p.m., Shrine Road closes 2 p.m., Electric Safari CLOSED.
  • Christmas Day: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., last admission 2 p.m., last Sky Ride 2:30 p.m., Shrine Road closed, Electric Safari 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. (exclusive early entry for Zoo members and their guests at 4:30 p.m.)
  • New Year’s Eve: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., last admission 2 p.m., last Sky Ride 2:30 p.m., Shrine Road closes 2 p.m., Electric Safari 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. (exclusive early entry for Zoo members and their guests at 4:30 p.m.)
  • New Year’s Day: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., last admission 2 p.m., last Sky Ride 2:30 p.m., Shrine Road closed, Electric Safari 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. (exclusive early entry for Zoo members and their guests at 4:30 p.m.)

Zoo Address

Located in southwest Colorado Springs on the side of Cheyenne Mountain, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is situated just above (to the west) of The Broadmoor.

Driving directions to the Zoo from I-25

  • Take exit 138 (Circle Drive).
  • Go west on Lake Avenue, toward The Broadmoor.
  • Turn right at the hotel roundabout; follow the signs to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

Daily Schedules (weather permitting)

Animal Demonstrations

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At America's mountain Zoo, connect with animals from all over the world, closer than you ever have before. Hand-feed Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's magnificent giraffe herd, which is one of the largest at any zoo in the U.S. Be sure to visit Rocky Mountain Wild, featuring animals native to our climate, where you can watch mountain lions overhead or grizzly bears swimming. For the third consecutive year, we've been voted one of the top ten zoos in North America by USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice Awards.

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