Enjoy using the FREE gear while you wander throughout the Zoo (regular Zoo admission applies for entry) and capture your best shots of the local inhabitants.

You’ll also want to head up to the top of the Sky Ride (additional fee) to capture the spectacular panorama of the City of Colorado Springs and the plains below.

The photos you take with the loaned equipment are yours to keep! Bring your own SD card (CF for some flagship Canon & Nikon models) to use in the cameras to store your files. If you forget to bring a memory card, you can borrow one, and a CD containing your photos will be burned for you before you leave.

Best of all, all demo loaner gear for the test drive is FREE! Fun for kids and grown-ups alike!

The Fine Print

– A valid credit card & driver’s license is required for equipment check-out and will be kept on file by Mike’s Camera crew members until return of equipment.
– Test Drive loaner gear is FREE. Gear is provided on a first-come, first-served basis, so get there early for the best selection.
– Gear is rented out in 1-hour increments throughout the day.
– All gear must be returned by 4 p.m.
– Restrictions apply.
– See the Mike’s Camera Booth at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo or stop by any of our stores for more details.

Photos from Mike's Camera day activities