Kick off summer with Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Join-in our first adults-only event of the season! Enjoy all-inclusive samples of beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks while tasting delicious eats from area restaurants. Local musicians will set the mood throughout the Zoo and have you dancing the night away until 10 p.m.! Our generous restaurant and beverage partners donate their product samples for this important Zoo fundraiser. All samples are available while supplies last. This event is expected to sell out early, so grab your tickets early!

Highlights of Moonlight on the Mountain


General admission tickets include:

  • Complimentary souvenir sampling cup and spork, which help us make this a waste-wise event.
  • All-inclusive beverage sampling from regional breweries, wineries, distilleries and soft-drink crafters, while supplies last.
  • All-inclusive food sampling from regional restaurants, while supplies last.
  • Live musical entertainment throughout the Zoo.
  • Sky Ride tickets $5 per person at front gate (6-8 p.m. only, last ride up at 7:30 p.m).
  • The full Zoo experience from 6 – 8 p.m. including special animal shows and demos. (Animal exhibits close at 8 p.m.)

VIP early-entry tickets include:

  • VIP early admission from 5 – 5:30 p.m. only. VIP early-entry ticket includes all general admission benefits, PLUS:
  • Admission gates will be open from 5 – 5:30 p.m. for priority entry into the Encounter Africa sampling hub.
  • The Encounter Africa vendors will open early, just for VIPs. (You’ll also be in a prime spot to access the rest of the event when it opens at 6 p.m.!)
  • Premium souvenir sampling cup.
  • Complimentary Sky Ride experience (6-8 p.m. only, last ride up at 7:30 p.m).


Animal Shows Schedule

Please check back closer to the event for the schedule.


Sample beer, wine, liquor and coffee from these regional companies!
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(Complimentary fountain soda at Grizzly Grill and cash bar at Rocky Mountain BBQ.)

Want to be a vendor? Contact [email protected] or call 719-424-7847.


Savor food from some of your local favorites!
Please check back for details closer to the event.

Want to be a vendor? Contact [email protected] or call 719-424-7847.


Encounter regional bands for your listening pleasure!
Please check back for details closer to the event.

Want to book this gig? Contact [email protected] or call 719-424-7847.

Event Details

– Moonlight on the Mountain will take place, rain or shine. All food/drink/music stations will be protected from the elements, but guests may want to bring an umbrella to walk from area to area.
– General admission and VIP early-entry tickets may be purchased online until June 25, 2020, or when tickets are sold out.
– VIP tickets are limited – buy yours early, before they sell out!
– No refunds available after Friday, June 12, 2020.
– Dress for a fun night of food, drinks and dancing, but remember you will be walking up and down hills at the Zoo!
– Please remember to print your e-ticket for admission to Moonlight on the Mountain.
– ID is required for admission (NO EXCEPTIONS).
– A cash bar will be available, in addition to all-inclusive sampling.
– Please drink responsibly and plan for a designated driver.
– Please carpool – it’s good for the environment.

*$0.75 of each ticket is allocated to Quarters for Conservation. Quarters for Conservation (Q4C) is an exciting initiative to greatly enhance our wildlife conservation work. Through the collection of quarters, we’ll provide funding for new and existing wildlife conservation projects. This program provides an opportunity to engage our staff and community in the effort, while also significantly expanding our contribution to wildlife conservation in our region and around the globe.


Interested in volunteering for this adults-only event?
We’ll need volunteers (age 21+) to help out throughout the evening on Thursday, June 25 from 4:15 – 10 p.m. Volunteers will get to enjoy food, live music and animal shows throughout the night.

To sign up as a Moonlight on the Mountain volunteer, please visit

Vendors & Sponsors

To be a sponsor for this event call Jenny Koch at 719-424-7814 or email at [email protected].
To be a vendor for this event call 719-424-7847 or email at [email protected].

All event proceeds benefit the care of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s animals.