Enjoy summer with Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Kick off your summer with Cheyenne Mountain Zoo during the 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.!
  • This evening is for adults 21 and older ONLY. IDs must be presented on event night.
  • Our generous restaurant and beverage partners donate their product samples for this important Zoo fundraiser. All samples are available while supplies last.

Highlights of Moonlight on the Mountain

What You Get

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 coffee shops, 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 the Sky Ride cashier booth (6 to 8 p.m. only, last ride up at 7:30 p.m, be in line by 7 p.m.)
  • The full Zoo experience from 6 to 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 Lower Level African Lion and Encounter Africa sampling hubs.
  • The vendors in these hubs 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 to 8 p.m. only, last ride up at 7:30 p.m, be in line by 7 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!
Check back closer to the event.

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


Savor food from some of your local favorites!
Check back closer to the event.

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


Encounter regional bands for your listening pleasure!
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Interested in playing at Moonlight on the Mountain? Contact [email protected] or call 719-424-7847.

Tickets & Cost

Watch for tickets to next year’s event in March 2021.

Event Details

– Moonlight on the Mountain will take place, rain or shine.
– No refunds available after Thursday, June 16, 2022.
– 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 the use of drink tickets.
– Please drink responsibly and plan for a designated driver.
– Designate a driver, or better yet, don’t drive at all! Take a taxi or use a ride-sharing service like Uber or Lyft.

*75¢ of each ticket is allocated to Quarters for Conservation. Quarters for Conservation (Q4C) is an exciting way that you can contribute to 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 guests in 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 30 from 4:15 – 10 p.m. Volunteers will get to enjoy food, live music and animal shows throughout the night.

Check back in March 2022 for volunteer sign-up.

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.