Details & Requirements

– Book at least 2 weeks prior to requested date, call early for availability.
– Schedule the Docent-led tour 4-7 days after the classroom visit.
– One (1) adult chaperone and/or teacher per group of students are 75¢ each.
– Students are to be supervised by their chaperone after the Docent-led tour, and while on Zoo grounds.
– Additional adults with the group receive $2 off current admission price. They must prepay the teacher prior to the tour.
– Children under age of 3 are 75¢
– We are unable to accept passes or Zoo Memberships in place of admission fees for Docent-led tours.
– Adults paying at the front gate will pay the regular Zoo admission and may NOT join the Docent-led tour. These adults will have to meet up with the groups at the drop-off area after the tour.
Note: Most, but not all classroom visits have biofacts, and not all tours have a safari. Please refer to the Teacher’s Guide below for details.

Download – TEACHER’S GUIDE – CMZ Docent Classroom Visits, Tours & Programs 2020-21 PDF
(This guide is intended to be a hard copy version of the information provided on this Docent tours web page.)


Child/Student: $13.75 year round
Chaperone: 75¢ per tour group
Additional Adult: $19.75**
**Participating adults must register in advance. Adults paying at the front gate may not participate in tour
(Includes a 75¢ donation to Quarters for Conservation.)

Payment Methods & Requirements

– Cash, in-state check, Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover are accepted.
– Please have one person pay for the entire group.


– If you have a problem with your scheduled date and need to change/cancel your tour and/or classroom safari please contact Judy Sonderman at 719-648-0303as soon as possible to reschedule.
– In the event of inclement weather and/or late starts, it is your responsibility to cancel the tour 24 hours in advance and reschedule your tour by calling Judy Sonderman at 719-648-0303. The CMZ Docent Auxiliary does NOT cancel tours, only the schools can do this. By calling in advance, we can notify our Docents that the visit/tour has been cancelled. We will do our best to reschedule your classroom visit and/or tour.

Opportunity Fund Scholarship Information

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has scholarships available for schools, groups, and families that may need financial assistance.
Please download the appropriate application and follow included instructions.
Opportunity Fund Scholarship – Individual Application
Opportunity Fund Scholarship – School/Group Application

Docent-Led Tour & Classroom Safari Options