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June 2022

Stroller Safaris: Jungle Journey in June

Armadillo side view portrait
Wednesday, June 29 at 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
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One event on Friday, June 10, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 9:00 am

Ages 12 months - 4 years. The natural forest habitat we have on the mountain helps many of our animals feel right at home! Join us as we Journey into the Jungle to meet some animals who prefer the dense coverage of the trees to the open plains. Registration is required.

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Moonlight on the Mountain

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Thursday, June 30 at 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

This event is sold out. Kick off your summer with Cheyenne Mountain Zoo during the first adults-only event of the season! Don’t miss this adults-only event. 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. Looking for more magical evenings on the mountain this summer? Learn about our Tails & Tunes (21-and-up) evenings!

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July 2022

Outdoor School: Family Nature Hike

Outdoor School - family habitat hike in the woods in Colorado
Saturday, July 2 at 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

All ages. Location: Fountain Creek Nature Center. Join us at one of Colorado’s most unique parks, Fountain Creek, as naturalists lead you on a hike through a wide variety of habitats. Known as the “oasis on the plains”, we’ll explore through the park’s unique ecosystem and learn what it takes for a natural space to be considered a “habitat.” Registration is required.

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Teen Community Program: Surprisingly Slow

Hoffman's two-toed sloth in trees at Scutes Family Gallery in Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Saturday, July 2 at 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Ages: Middle School & High School. Join us at the zoo as we learn all about animals who enjoy the slow life! We’ll learn why living slowly can be beneficial to certain animals and even meet an animal ambassador! Registration is required.

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Stroller Safari: The Jungle Journey Continues (July 6, 16, 22, 30)

Okapi with fall foliage right side portrait
Wednesday, July 6 at 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
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One event on Saturday, July 16, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on Friday, July 22, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on Saturday, July 30, 2022 at 9:00 am

Ages 12 months - 4 years. Offered July 6, 16, 22 & 30. The natural forest habitat we have on the mountain helps many of our animals feel right at home! Join us as we Journey further into the Jungle to meet some MORE animals who prefer the dense coverage of the trees to the open plains. Registration is required.

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Teen Only Teen Starlight Safari – July 8

Houser - barn owl portrait
Friday, July 8 at 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Ages: Middle School & High School. Join us on a unique workshop that will take you into the Zoo after hours to learn all about nocturnal animals. We’ll take an evening tour through the zoo to learn all about our animals that prefer the night and even meet a nocturnal ambassador. *Registration will close 48 hours prior to the start of this program. Registration is required.

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Outdoor School: Tracks & Scat

Outdoor School - person photographing animal tracks and scat in the snow
Saturday, July 9 at 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

All ages. Location - Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Join us as we take you out onto the Zoo’s nature trail to explore the wilderness around Cheyenne Mountain. Through this in-the-field workshop we’ll learn how to identify specific signs that wildlife leave behind and the stories they can tell us. By studying the variety of animal signs we will learn about the ecology of our natural spaces and how animals interact with the environment around them. Registration is required.

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Date Night Starlight Safari – Adults Only 21+ (June 17, July 9, 29, Aug. 19)

Ring-tailed lemurs frolicing in their area
Saturday, July 9 at 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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One event on Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 6:30 pm

One event on Sunday, May 8, 2022 at 6:30 pm

One event on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 6:30 pm

One event on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 6:30 pm

One event on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 6:30 pm

One event on Friday, June 17, 2022 at 6:30 pm

One event on Saturday, July 9, 2022 at 6:30 pm

One event on Friday, July 29, 2022 at 6:30 pm

One event on Friday, August 19, 2022 at 6:30 pm

Adults 21+. Offered June 17, July 9, 29, August 19. Want a change of scenery on a weekend night? Come join us under the stars for an adults only private evening tour of our mountainside Zoo. We will enjoy a beverage to start off the night, then stroll under the stars to see what our animals do at night, we will even get an opportunity to meet one of our Loft animal ambassadors! This program is for adults only, 21+. Registration is required.

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Teen Community Program: Wilderness Survival

Teens with forest gatherings in wilderness survival program
Saturday, July 16 at 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Ages: Middle School & High School. Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? Come put your survival skills to the test as we take you into the vast wilderness of the Zoo’s nature trail! We’ll learn about the basic needs of survival and even try our hands at such skills as shelter construction and fire building. *Registration will close 48 hours prior to the start of this program. Registration is required.

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Kids Only Starlight Safari Tour – (June 24, July 16)

Kids on hippo sculptures at starlight safari evening
Saturday, July 16 at 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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One event on Friday, June 24, 2022 at 6:30 pm

One event on Saturday, July 16, 2022 at 6:30 pm

Ages 5+. Offered June 24 or July 16. Enjoy a night off while your kids have a blast at our Kids Only evening Zoo tour. Drop off the kiddos for an amazing night filled with s'mores, animals, and nature connection right here on the mountainside. We will start the night with roasting s'mores around the fire before we adventure among the stars to visit our animal friends during a private evening tour. We will tour multiple animal buildings and get to meet an animal friend up close! Registration is required.

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Member Enrichment Night

Male gorilla with enrichment
Thursday, July 21 at 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Zoo Members only - How do we keep our animals active and healthy? We give them enrichment – activities that use natural behaviors, allow control over their environment and enhance their well-being. Enrich your evening by watching our animals enjoy themselves! All restaurants will be open. Please note, we may not have scheduled animal demonstrations for this event, but watch for "pop-up" experiences during your visit. Check your membership email for more details.

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Youth Conservation Leadership Conference 2022 (6th-12th Grades)

Youth Advisory Board at Annual Youth Conservation Leadership Conference
Friday, July 22 at 8:30 a.m. - Sunday, July 24 at 5:30 p.m.

Ages 12-18. CMZoo’s Youth Leadership Action Board invites you to the 4th Annual Youth Conservation Leadership Conference (YCLC), right here on the mountainside. This conference is hosted by your teenage peers as a common ground conference to work towards worldwide conservation education efforts. Registration is required. Early bird registration April 1-30, general registration May 1 - July 10.

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Tails & Tunes

Tails & Tunes logo and graphic 2021
Thursday, July 28 at 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Join us for Tails & Tunes! Enjoy a magical evening on the mountain, exclusively reserved for those age 21 and up. Local musicians will set the mood throughout the Zoo! Dinner will be available for purchase and your entry includes two drink tickets. Cash bars also available. Advanced tickets are required and are on sale online now.

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Outdoor School: Nature Photography 101

Outdoor School teens photographing in nature
Saturday, July 30 at 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Ages: Middle and High School. Location: Cheyenne Mountain State Park. Come explore one of Colorado Springs’ unique gems in Cheyenne Mountain State Park and learn how to capture its true beauty. Through this hands-on workshop, participants will learn the basics of photographing natural spaces and try their hand at some new techniques. Whether it’s focusing on a small portion of a plant or capturing an entire landscape, we will learn to perfect the different methodologies of outdoor photography. Registration is required.

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August 2022

Paint. Sip. Safari. – (Aug. 3, 17, Sept. 6, 21, Oct. 12, 26)

Guests with Paint Sip Safari parrot paintings
Wednesday, August 3 at 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
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One event on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 6:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 6:00 pm

One event on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 6:00 pm

One event on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 6:00 pm

One event on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Ages 21+. Offered on Aug. 3, 17, Sept. 6, 21, Oct. 12, 26. Join us for an adults only program where you not only get to create memories but a painting of one of our amazing animals as well. Each month offers a different animal theme to paint. Spend the evening at the Zoo strolling through animal exhibits, enjoying an adult beverage, meeting animals up-close and creating a masterpiece! Registration is required.

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Outdoor School: Nocturnal Nature Hike

Outdoor School Nocturnal Nature Hike class - famlies using binoculars before twilight
Saturday, August 6 at 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

All ages. Location - Cheyenne Mountain State Park. Join this program if you want to see the outdoors in a whole new light…literally! Come participate in a hike through Cheyenne Mountain State Park during the evening hours when much of the wildlife awakens. Throughout this 2-3 mile beginner’s hike, we will study and learn about the secret lives of nocturnal animals. Registration is required.

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End of Summer Member Celebration Night

African lion keeper talk with kids watching lioness
Tuesday, August 9 at 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Zoo Members only - Can you believe it? Summer goes by so fast! Enjoy one last after-hours wander through the Zoo at our Members-Only end of summer event! Beat the heat and share a special night at the Zoo. Don’t forget your discount at our Thundergod Gift Shop. All restaurants will be open! Please note, we may not have scheduled animal demonstrations for this event, but watch for "pop-up" experiences during your visit. Check your membership email for more details.

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Tails & Tunes

Tails & Tunes logo and graphic 2021
Thursday, August 25 at 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Join us for Tails & Tunes! Enjoy a magical evening on the mountain, exclusively reserved for those age 21 and up. Local musicians will set the mood throughout the Zoo! Dinner will be available for purchase and your entry includes two drink tickets. Cash bars also available. Advanced tickets are required and are on sale online now.

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September 2022

High School Career Exploration Series

Teens program group gathered for a ph
Wednesday, September 7 at 6 p.m. - Wednesday, October 12 at 9 p.m.

Ages - Open to all students going into high school Fall 2022. This six-week series focuses on collaboration, observation, empowerment, curiosity, wild life and wild places. Small classes with a new career explored each week. In-person workshops and online assignments. Explore careers within the conservation field from networking and marketing to veterinary sciences and animal behavior. Network with professionals from organizations around the state. Registration is required.

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Silent Night at the Zoo

Silent Night at the Zoo
Sunday, September 11 at 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

All ages. Full Zoo experience (except sky ride and carousel). Dining options will be limited. We invite you to a unique Zoo event, Silent Night on Sunday, September 11, 2022. Our busy lives are often filled with schedules, responsibilities and noise. Come prepared for a peacefully quiet evening away from the pressures of the city below. Advance e-tickets are required and will be available online closer to the event.

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Military Appreciation Week

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Monday, September 12 at 9 a.m. - Sunday, September 18 at 5 p.m.

Join us for Military Appreciation Week at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo! It’s a week of even bigger thanks to our military personnel for their continued service to our great country. This week’s military discount features 50% off the day's normal admission base price, which is offered to all active-duty, veteran and retired military personnel and their dependents living in the same household. To enjoy a full week of stars and stripes, march on up to the Zoo! Check back closer to the event for more details.

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Tails & Tunes

Tails & Tunes logo and graphic 2021
Thursday, September 29 at 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Join us for Tails & Tunes! Enjoy a magical evening on the mountain, exclusively reserved for those age 21 and up. Local musicians will set the mood throughout the Zoo! Dinner will be available for purchase and your entry includes two drink tickets. Cash bars also available. Advanced tickets are required and on sale online now.

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October 2022

Boo at the Zoo – (October 21-23, 28-31)

Boo at the Zoo graphic logo
Friday, October 21 at 4 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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One event on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 4:00 pm

One event on Sunday, October 23, 2022 at 4:00 pm

One event on Friday, October 28, 2022 at 4:00 pm

One event on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 4:00 pm

One event on Sunday, October 30, 2022 at 4:00 pm

One event on Monday, October 31, 2022 at 4:00 pm

Open 7 nights! Evenings of October 21-23, 28-31, 2022 - 3:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. All ages. Come see the original creatures of the night. It’ll be all treats and no tricks for your little pirates and princesses at this year’s Boo at the Zoo, the region’s most unique Halloween event. Boo at the Zoo is a fun way for families with young children to trick-or-treat and enjoy Halloween festivities in a safe environment, and all of our candy is made with sustainable palm oil to help protect wild orangutans! Advance timed admission tickets required and will be on sale online closer to the event.

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December 2022

Electric Safari – (Dec. 2-4, 9-23, 25-January 1, 2023)

Thank You! Electric Safari voted 3rd Best Zoo Lights in U.S. 2021 by USAToday
Friday, December 2, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. - Sunday, January 1, 2023 at 8:30 p.m.
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An event every day that begins at 5:30 pm, repeating until Friday, December 2, 2022

All ages. Celebrate 24 nights of holiday lights and cheer during Electric Safari with 85 light sculptures on over 50 acres! Electric Safari has been ranked Third Best Zoo Lights in U.S. by USA TODAY’S 10Best three years in a row: 2019, 2020 and 2021! Top off this astounding display by gazing out at the city’s lights and watch all of Colorado Springs sparkle. You'll also enjoy photos with our larger-than-life illuminated inflatable animals! Advance timed e-tickets must be purchased in advance, and are subject to selling out. Tickets will be on sale closer to the event.

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Electric Moonlight

Electric Moonlight December 11, tickets are on sale now!
Thursday, December 8 at 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Adults 21+. Celebrate holiday lights and cheer during this adults-only event, Electric Moonlight. This event combines our festive holiday lights with indoor sampling areas featuring beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks while tasting delicious eats from area restaurants (all while supplies last) – just like at our popular summer event, NEW THIS YEAR: Larger-than-life illuminated inflatable animals! Moonlight on the Mountain! Advance timed e-tickets must be purchased in advance, and are subject to selling out. Tickets are on sale online now.

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