Enjoy Summer with Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

  • Sample all-inclusive samples of beer, wine, spirits and coffee while tasting delicious eats from area restaurants (while supplies last).
  • Enjoy local musicians playing live as you travel through the Zoo and dance the night away until 10 p.m.!
  • This evening is for adults 21 and older ONLY. IDs must be presented on event night. (No one under age 21 will be permitted, including no children or infants.)
  • Visit your favorite animals & feed the giraffe herd!
  • Watch the sunset from the mountainside.
  • Ride the Sky Ride as the city lights sparkle.
  • Our generous restaurant and beverage partners donate their product samples for this important Zoo fundraiser. All samples are available while supplies last.
Get a Taste of the Event

2023 Moonlight on the Mountain Program Example – PDF
(Shows detailed map, open animal areas, food, beverage and music hub locations.)

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 (Last ride up at 8 p.m. Be in line by 7:30 p.m.)
  • Most animal exhibits will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. (Animal exhibits close at 8 p.m.)

VIP early-entry tickets include: 
All general admission benefits, PLUS:

  • VIP early admission 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 (Last ride up at 8 p.m. Be in line by 7:30 p.m.)


Sample beer, wine, liquor and coffee from these regional companies!
(Check back for listings 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 for listings closer to the event.)

Want to be a vendor?

Contact [email protected], or call 719-424-7847.


Dance the night away to local musicians located throughout the Zoo until 10 p.m.!
(Check back for listings closer to the event.)

Interested in playing at Moonlight on the Mountain?

Contact [email protected], or call 719-424-7847.

Tickets & Cost

Check back for ticket details closer to the event date.

Event Details

– This evening is for adults 21 and older ONLY. A valid ID is required for admission; no exceptions. (No one under age 21 will be permitted, including children or infants.)
– Moonlight on the Mountain will take place, rain or shine.
– Advance tickets are required.
– No refunds available after Thursday, June 13, 2024.
– Dress for a fun night of dancing and walking up and down hills at the Zoo!
– Please remember to print or screenshot your e-ticket your e-ticket for admission to Moonlight on the Mountain.
– A cash bar will be available, in addition to all-inclusive sampling (while supplies last).
– 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.


Interested in volunteering for this adults-only event?
– Volunteers age 21+ only. (No one under age 21 will be permitted, including children.)
– Adult volunteers are needed to help out throughout the evening on Thursday, June 29 from 4:15 – 10 p.m.
– Volunteers will get to enjoy food, live music and animal shows throughout the night.
– Volunteer duties include: Distributing cups and sporks to guests when they arrive, Guest and vendor way-finding, Helping guests take pictures at the selfie station, Compost station and water jug duty.

Sign up as an Electric Moonlight volunteer

Contact [email protected] for details.

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.