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April 2020

Abnormally Normal Video Series

Amur tiger demo and keeper talk - apart of the Abnormall Normal Video Series from CMZoo
Friday, April 3 at 9 a.m. - Friday, April 17 at 5 p.m.

Although we’re temporarily closed, we’re permanently committed to caring for our animals and keeping you connected to our mission, our animals and the natural world. It’s definitely an abnormal time in the world, but we’re providing special glimpses at how normal things are at the Zoo.

  • Follow our Abnormally Normal Video Series on Facebook and YouTube!
  • Enjoy our Giraffe herd remotely, by using the two live streaming Giraffe Cams overlooking their outdoor yard.
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Virtual Experiences

Staff filming video experience with mountain tapirs
Friday, April 3 at 9 a.m. - Friday, April 17 at 5 p.m.

Discover these new virtual programs featuring animals of your choice. Although we are temporarily closed, we are permanently committed to caring for our animals and to offering opportunities for all ages to virtually interact, tour, learn, honor or celebrate with animals during this time.

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Stroller Safaris – Amphibians in April

Tiger salamander facing the camera standing on sticks and dirt
Friday, April 17 at 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
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One event on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 10:15 am

One event on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 10:15 am

Ages 12 months - 4 years with adult. This month is all about our “slimy” friends! Participants will adventure to the treehouse to meet the Zoo’s amphibian residents, make slime to take home, and enjoy a tasty frog’s eggs treat! Registration is open.

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May 2020

Endangered Species Day – Canceled

Endangered species day school children booth areas
Friday, May 8 at 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

This event has been canceled for 2020. Grades K-8 (any grade level is welcome to attend). Kids Teaching Kids. Please join us for this annual, fun learning experience, where your students will enjoy peer-to-peer learning about endangered species from all over the world! Registration is required to attend this event.

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Run to the Shrine

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Saturday, May 16 at 7 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo invites all ages of world class runners and families alike to Run to the Shrine on Saturday, May 16, 2020. Run to the Shrine is a 4-mile run/walk course that curves through the Zoo, up to the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun and back down into the Zoo. The run provides some of the most stunning views in the Pikes Peak region. The 4-mile race concludes with a party at Lodge at Moose Lake! Early Bird registration begins here on January 30, 2020.

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Animal Behavior & Training 101 for Teens – May 16 (Postponed – Rescheduled fall date TBD)

Teens training a chicken during workshop
Saturday, May 16 at 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Ages 12-17. Join us for a hands-on animal behavior and training workshop designed specifically for teenagers. Gain a better understanding of animal behavior and training techniques that you can apply to a pet that you might have at home. Register online.

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Sleepover – Kid’s Only WildNight

WildNight sleepover scene child feeding giraffe a nightime snack
Saturday, May 16 at 6 p.m. - Sunday, May 17 at 8 a.m.

Ages 5+. Come learn about our African animals! Registrants will spend time with our CMZoo elephant herd, and get to see gorillas, a rhino and giraffe. Guests will even get to meet an African Loft animal up close! Let our fantastic staff do all the work! All you have to do is drop off the kids (and pick them up, of course).

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Summer Camps – May

Summer campers kindergarten mud-kitchen fun in the mud outdoors together
Thursday, May 21 at 8 a.m. - Sunday, May 31 at 5 p.m.

Ages K-9th grade. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo offers summer camp adventures that share the wonders of wildlife and wild places in fun and exciting ways. Campers meet animals up-close, explore the outdoors, interact with zookeepers, make treats for the animals, design cool crafts and more! Single day and full week camps, May - August. Online registration is open.

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Annual Plant Sale

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Saturday, May 23 at 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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One event on Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 8:00 am

One event on Monday, May 25, 2020 at 9:00 am

Saturday, Sunday & Monday, May 23-24-25 - Join us for the annual Zoo Plant Sale, offering many varieties of grasses, perennials, herbs and more! With plants ranging from perennial favorites to freshly picked additions, you’re sure to find a variety of plants to fit your application and location. All of the plants are Colorado grown. Pricing is competitive with garden outlets and all of the proceeds benefit Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. We hope you’ll stop by the Zoo’s greenest event of the year! (Note: Online and pre-ordering are not available this next year.)

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June 2020

Summer Camps – June

Summer campers kindergarten mud-kitchen fun in the mud outdoors together
Monday, June 1 at 8 a.m. - Tuesday, June 30 at 5 p.m.

Ages K-9th grade. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo offers summer camp adventures that share the wonders of wildlife and wild places in fun and exciting ways. Campers meet animals up-close, explore the outdoors, interact with zookeepers, make treats for the animals, design cool crafts and more! Single day and full week camps, May - August. Online registration is open.

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Sleepover – Kid’s Only WildNight

Sleepover scene at a Kid's Only WildNight
Saturday, June 13 at 6 p.m. - Sunday, June 14 at 8 a.m.

Ages 5+. Do the animals at the Zoo snore or roar in the night? You no longer need to guess, come see what it’s like to spend the night among the creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. We’ll walk through the Zoo at night and discover what happens when the lights go out and the animals are in the dark. Let our fantastic staff do all the work! All you have to do is drop off the kids (and pick them up, of course).

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AAZK’s Bowling for Rhinos Fundraiser

Black rhinoceros facing right side face and front view
Saturday, June 13 at 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Strike Out Extinction! Join AAZK’s Cheyenne Mountain Zoo chapter for an evening of bowling fun and fundraising at King Pin Lanes, all to help save wild rhinos. Bowling for Rhinos (BFR) is an annual fundraising event sponsored by the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK), and our local chapter. Bowling, food and drinks, silent auction, raffle, rhino merchandise and more! Online registration opens April 21.

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Member Appreciation Night

Ring-tailed lemurs sitting together
Wednesday, June 17 at 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Zoo Members - this night is all about YOU. Visit your favorite animals and beat the heat at our first after-hours event! Check out our scheduled keeper talks or stop by the member-priced cookout at Lodge at Moose Lake (cash/credit cards accepted). Reservations not required.

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World Giraffe Day

Three giraffe mingling in the sun
Sunday, June 21 at 10:15 a.m. - 2 p.m.

All ages. Free with Zoo admission. Join us in celebrating giraffes on the longest day of the year! Discover the challenges giraffe face in the wild and help us raise support. Find hands-on giraffe-themed activities throughout the day, meet our herd and their keepers. Have you seen our live-streaming Giraffe Cams?

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Moonlight on the Mountain

Moonlight on the Mountain hero graphic African lion licking lips photo
Thursday, June 25 at 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Adults 21+ • Full Zoo Experience • Live Music • Unlimited Food & Drink Samples.
One of the region's premier annual mixers, featuring the best food and drink around.

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July 2020

Summer Camps – July

Summer campers kindergarten mud-kitchen fun in the mud outdoors together
Wednesday, July 1 at 8 a.m. - Friday, July 31 at 5 p.m.

Ages K-9th grade. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo offers summer camp adventures that share the wonders of wildlife and wild places in fun and exciting ways. Campers meet animals up-close, explore the outdoors, interact with zookeepers, make treats for the animals, design cool crafts and more! Single day and full week camps, May - August. Online registration is open.

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Silent Night at the Zoo – July 8

Grizzly bear portrait
Wednesday, July 8 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. Offered 3 evenings in 2020 - Thursday, April 2 (Rescheduled date TBA), Wednesday, July 8 and Friday, September 11. 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.

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Summer Youth Conservation Leadership Conference

Youth Advisory Board at Annual Youth Conservation Leadership Conference
Thursday, July 16 at 8 a.m. - Sunday, July 19 at 5 p.m.

Ages 12-18. CMZoo’s Youth Leadership Action Board invites you to the 3rd Annual Youth Conservation Leadership Conference, 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. Hear from speakers about conservation, network, careers and leadership skills, veterinarian medicine and practice, resume building, animal behavior training, and so much more. Online registration open March 1 - June 16 (or when sold out).

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Member Enrichment Night

Male gorilla with enrichment
Thursday, July 16 at 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Zoo members only. Watch as select animals receive enrichment items at scheduled times throughout the evening. What’s ‘enrichment’? Enrichment is how we provide a stimulating environment for Zoo animals. Why? It gives them an opportunity to demonstrate species-typical behavior, exercise control and/or choice over their environment, and enhances their well-being! Reservations are not required.

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Global Tiger Day

Amur tiger male lying down with front paw on a log
Wednesday, July 29 at 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

All ages. Come out to celebrate #GlobalTigerDay at #CMZoo on July 29 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. With less than 4,000 remaining in the wild, tigers are in danger and need our help. Global Tiger Day is both a celebration and an awareness day for people all over the world to participate in. During our Global Tiger Day festivities, guests will enjoy tiger demonstrations, face painting and educational activities at several different booths. Activities include opportunities to learn about the enrichment our two Amur tigers, Thimbu and Chewy receive, their diets, how YOU can help tigers in the wild, and the chance to know what a tiger feels like. Come out to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's Global Tiger Day festivities to learn more about what you can do to help these large, water-loving, striped cats.

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Tails, Tunes & Tastes

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Thursday, July 30 at 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Ages 21+. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo invites you to dance and dine the night away while enjoying drinks and international delights from Taste, our in-house caterer. Animal shows and local musicians will inspire and delight while you enjoy this adults-only evening. All event proceeds benefit the care of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s animals. Advanced online tickets available closer to the event.

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August 2020

Summer Camps – August

Summer campers kindergarten mud-kitchen fun in the mud outdoors together
Saturday, August 1 at 8 a.m. - Friday, August 14 at 5 p.m.

Ages K-9th grade. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo offers summer camp adventures that share the wonders of wildlife and wild places in fun and exciting ways. Campers meet animals up-close, explore the outdoors, interact with zookeepers, make treats for the animals, design cool crafts and more! Single day and full week camps, May - August. Online registration is open.

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Sleepover – Kid’s Only WildNight

Kids' Only WildNight sleepover scene at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Saturday, August 1 at 6 p.m. - Sunday, August 2 at 8 a.m.

Ages 5+. Do the animals at the Zoo snore or roar in the night? You no longer need to guess! Come see what it’s like to spend the night among the creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. We’ll walk through the Zoo at night and discover what happens when the lights go out and the animals are in the dark. Let our fantastic staff do all the work! All you have to do is drop off the kids (and pick them up, of course).

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End of Summer Member Celebration Night

African lion keeper talk with kids watching lioness
Tuesday, August 11 at 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Zoo members only. Summer always ends too soon, so why not enjoy one last night at the Zoo before the kids go back to school? Beat the heat and enjoy the animals after-hours. The entire Zoo will be open, with scheduled animal demos and keeper talks. Reservations are not required.

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World Elephant Day

LouLou - African elephant left side photo
Wednesday, August 12 at 10 a.m.

All ages. Included with admission. Celebrate the world's largest mammals from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Encounter Africa Plaza on Wednesday, August 12. Booths for the event include activities such as painting and using puzzle feeders like elephants do, a ring toss, and elephant-themed crafts and a scavenger hunt!

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Teddy Bear Day

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Saturday, August 15 at 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Children ages 3 to 11 who bring their plush friend save $10 on admission. (Kids 2 and under are just 75¢, and Zoo members are always free.) Kids can stop by the Teddy Bear Clinic at the Lodge at Moose Lake for a free stuffed animal “check-up” and meet medical personnel in a “beary” fun environment. Check out the special animal shows and happenings and come have a BEARiffic day at the Zoo!

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Tails, Tunes & Tastes

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Thursday, August 27 at 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Adults 21+ • Full Zoo Experience • Live Music • Adults 21+ • All Inclusive Food & Drink. Dance & dine the night away enjoying animals shows, local bands, drinks and international delights from Taste, our in-house caterer. All event proceeds benefit the care of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s animals. Advanced online tickets available closer to the event.

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September 2020

Silent Night at the Zoo – September 11

Grizzly bear portrait
Friday, 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. Offered 3 evenings in 2020 - Thursday, April 2 (Rescheduled date TBA), July 8 and Friday, September 11. 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.

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Mike’s Camera & Lens Day – Sept. 12

Event - Mike's Camera Day at CMZoo scene with camera brand tents
Saturday, September 12 at 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Enjoy a day at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo along with the crew from Mike's Camera and all your favorite photo gear companies to test-drive the latest cameras, lenses and photography accessories.

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Sleepover – Kid’s Only WildNight

Kid's Only WildNight sleepover scene with a chinchilla with a keeper
Saturday, September 12 at 6 p.m. - Sunday, September 13 at 8 a.m.

Ages 5+. Do the animals at the Zoo snore or roar in the night? You no longer need to guess! Come see what it’s like to spend the night among the creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. We’ll walk through the Zoo at night and discover what happens when the lights go out and the animals are in the dark. Let our fantastic staff do all the work! All you have to do is drop off the kids (and pick them up, of course).

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Military Appreciation Week

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Monday, September 14 at 9 a.m. - Sunday, September 20 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! Price varies by day; see cmzoo.org/military for all the details.

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October 2020

Boo at the Zoo

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Saturday, October 17 at 4 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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One event on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on Friday, October 23, 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on Friday, October 30, 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 4:00 pm

All ages. October 17-18, 23-25 & 30-31, 2020, 4 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (last admission at 7:30 p.m.) 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! Tickets available closer to the event.

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Wolf Awareness Week

Gray wolf facing camera in snowy scene
Sunday, October 18 at 9 a.m. - Sunday, October 25 at 5 p.m.

To celebrate Wolf Awareness Week, we've got celebrations throughout the week including special enrichment demonstrations, tables in Rocky Mountain Wild with activities for kids of all ages, information about the cross-fostering program, ways to live peacefully with wolves, and more! Come to #CMZoo during Wolf Awareness Week and join us as we celebrate this keystone species!

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November 2020

Sleepover – Kid’s Only WildNight

Evening tour of children at elephant statue
Saturday, November 7 at 6 p.m. - Sunday, November 8 at 8 a.m.

Ages 5+. Do the animals at the Zoo snore or roar in the night? You no longer need to guess! Come see what it’s like to spend the night among the creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. We’ll walk through the Zoo at night and discover what happens when the lights go out and the animals are in the dark. Let our fantastic staff do all the work! All you have to do is drop off the kids (and pick them up, of course).

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December 2020

Electric Moonlight

Electric Moonlight December 11, tickets are on sale now!
Wednesday, December 9 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, Moonlight on the Mountain! Online tickets available closer to the event.

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Electric Safari – Dec. 10-12, 17-23 & 25 – Jan. 1, 2021

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Thursday, December 10 at 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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One event on Friday, December 11, 2020 at 4:30 pm

One event on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 4:30 pm

One event on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 4:30 pm

One event on Friday, December 18, 2020 at 4:30 pm

One event on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 4:30 pm

One event on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 4:30 pm

One event on Monday, December 21, 2020 at 4:30 pm

One event on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 4:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 4:30 pm

One event on Friday, December 25, 2020 at 4:30 pm

One event on Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 4:30 pm

One event on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at 4:30 pm

One event on Monday, December 28, 2020 at 4:30 pm

One event on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 4:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 4:30 pm

One event on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 4:30 pm

One event on Friday, January 1, 2021 at 4:30 pm

18 nights! - Dec. 10-12, 17-23 & 25 - Jan. 1, 2021. All ages. Lights, Animals and Holiday Spirit! Celebrate holiday lights and cheer during Electric Safari with 85 light sculptures on over 50 acres! Warming fires throughout the Zoo offer a reprieve from the chill, as do select indoor animal exhibits that remain open during the event. Top off this astounding display by gazing out at the city’s lights and watch all of Colorado Springs sparkle. Buy your tickets online beginning in November 2020.

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