Stroller Safaris: Jumping in January (Jan. 27, 31)

Event Series Stroller Safaris: Jumping in January

Ages 1-4 years with adult. Offered: January 11, 19, 27 & 31. This month we are kicking off the New Year by jumping right in and meeting some animals who are really good at this method of locomotion! Families will also get to show off their own jumping skills! Registration is required and open online now.

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Teen Program Summer Season 2024 – Applications Open (Feb. 1-14)

Ages: Middle and High School, 6th - 12th grades. Summer Session runs May 27 – August 9, 2024 for Zoo Crew, Junior Zoo Keeper and Teen Leader programs. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Teen Programs provide meaningful life experiences that inspire teens to take conservation action both on and off Zoo grounds through education, leadership, stewardship and environmental exploration. Admission to the program is through an application process. Online applications for Zoo Crew, Junior Zoo Keeper and Teen Leader will be open during this time. An application fee applies. Once you have completed your application fee transaction you will get an automatic generated email that contains the link to your application! All applications must be submitted by midnight on February 14, 2024.

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EARLY BIRD Members Only & General Summer Camp Registration

Mark your calendars - EARLY BIRD pricing and an exclusive member's only summer camp registration period will be open February 1-5! Then, Early Bird registration continues for the general public, February 6-15, 2024. Summer Camp programs will be available to children in preschool through 8th grade. Register your wild ones early as camps fill quickly.

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Outdoor School: Mindfulness by Nature

Ages: Middle School & High School. No matter the season, getting outside can be a boost for your mental health. Join us as we explore the zoo’s nature trail and learn to connect more deeply with our wild spaces. **Purchase of program includes daytime admission for participants. Registration is required.

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Vote for CMZoo for BEST ZOO and BEST ZOO EXHIBIT 2024

Last year, you voted Cheyenne Mountain Zoo the fourth Best Zoo and second Best Zoo Exhibit (for Rocky Mountain Wild) in North America in USA TODAY's 10Best Readers' Choice Awards Program. We have once again been nominated, and we need your votes! You can vote once a day, every single day from now through 9:59 a.m. MT Monday, March 4. Thanks for your support, and happy voting!

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Special Valentine’s Day Stroller Safari: Feathered Friends (Feb. 14)

Ages 1-4 years with adult. Offered: February 14 only. This month we will be focusing on birds! Participants will get a chance to meet a variety of feathered friends and make enrichment for native bird species! Registration is required and open online now.

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Hands-On Homeschool: Colorful Creatures

Ages: 1st - 8th grades; Elementary & Middle School groups. Dive into the captivating realm of camouflage strategies and communication tools found in nature's palette. During this program we will explore the mysteries of animal coloration and illuminate the fascinating science behind the hues of the world. Registration is required.

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Outdoor School: Home Sweet Habitat

Ages: K-2nd grades. What makes a good habitat? How do animals build their homes to stay warm in winter? In this young learners program we’ll navigate the zoo to learn how animals build different homes to survive the winter. **Purchase of program includes daytime admission for participants. Registration is required.

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Hiring Event

Event Series Hiring Event

Ages 18+. We have several part-time guest experience and food service positions available! Stop by Cheyenne Mountain Zoo on Saturday, Feb. 17 or Sunday, Feb. 18, anytime between 2 and 4 p.m. to share your resume and interview for one of our part-time positions.

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Paint. Sip. Safari. (Feb. 6 or 21)

Event Series Paint. Sip. Safari. (Feb. 6 or 21)

Ages 21+. Offered on February 6 or 21 with a hippo theme. 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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Kinder Kingdom: Tiny Tracks

Ages 4-5 years, PreK-K. Dive into a world of animal footprints and explore the stories written in the tiny tracks left behind by creatures big and small. Through scavenger hunts, identification, and storytelling, we will uncover big discoveries. Registration is required.

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Atka’s Antlers Weigh-in

CMZoo Alaska moose, Atka, will be strutting a new “minimalist” look for the next few months. As most male moose do each winter or spring, our 3-year-old Alaska moose, Atka, has shed his antlers! We want you to guess how much they weigh for a chance to meet Atka up-close. Use the form below to enter your guess for the combined weight of both of his antlers. One person who guesses the closest combined weight of his antlers will win a 30-minute encounter with Atka for up to four people.

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Stroller Safaris: Feathered Friends February (Feb. 8, 17, 23, 29)

Help us celebrate $5 MILLION RAISED FOR CONSERVATION!

All ages. Throughout the Zoo on Sunday, March 3, 2024, guests can check out special keeper talks, informational conservation booths, and a learn and earn free animal feeding opportunity - all day long! Advance daytime admission tickets required and are on sale now.

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Hands-On Homeschool: The Marvels of Migration

Ages: 1st - 8th grades; Elementary & Middle School groups. Pack your bags as we voyage across the world alongside migrating animals! Learners will explore the incredible challenges wildlife face when navigating to new terrain and unveil the extraordinary stories of these globe-trotting creatures. Registration is required.

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Special St. Patrick’s Day Stroller Safari: Gorgeously Green (Mar. 16)

Ages 1-4 years with adult. Offered: March 16 only. This special Holiday edition Stroller Safari includes a special demo with an animal from our reptile area, meet & greets with other “green” animals, and a fun green themed sensory activity! Registration is required and open online now.

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Kinder Kingdom: Aussie Adventure

Ages 4 & 5 years old / Kindergarten learners. Join us as we hop to Australia and explore the fascinating home to wallabies, budgies, and more! Together we will immerse ourselves in the Aussie spirit. Registration is required.

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Paint. Sip. Safari. (Mar. 20)

Event Series Paint. Sip. Safari. (Mar. 12 or 20)

Ages 21+. Offered on March 12 or 20 with a ring-tailed lemur theme. 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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Dog Days at the Zoo (March 21)

Event Series Dog Days at the Zoo (March 12 & 14)

On Thursday, March 14, or Thursday, March 21 (rescheduled date) - add an extra ticket to make your family outing complete! Bring your canine kiddo for a Zoo adventure. For these special dates, you can bring your well-behaved dog to the Zoo with you! Simply purchase a dog ticket along with your family’s human tickets, and Fido can experience many of the sights, sounds and smells that make the Zoo so special. Dog tickets are limited. Advance tickets are required.

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Stroller Safaris: March Mammal Madness (Mar. 23)

Outdoor School: Symbiosis: The Art of Living Together

Ages: Middle & High School. Earth is home to millions of animal species that all interact with one another in many different ways. Whether it’s working together as a team or competing for the same resource, our wild planet showcases what it takes for animals to survive. Join us as we study zoo residents and delve into the many different types of symbiotic relationships from around the world. *Purchase of program includes daytime admission for participants. Registration is required.

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Special Easter Stroller Safari: An Easter EGGstravaganza! (Mar. 30)

Ages 1-4 years with adult. Offered: March 30 only. This includes a visit with our resident rabbits and egg decorating! Participants will also learn how eggs are connected to lots of other animals around the Zoo too! Registration is required and open online now.

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Outdoor School: Native Nightlife

Ages: MIddle & High School. Join us for a unique after-hours tour of the Zoo! Through hands-on activities and interactive learning we will study the unique adaptations and lifestyles of our nocturnal neighbors right here in Colorado. Registration is required.

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CMZoo Hiring Event

Event Series CMZoo Hiring Event

Join us for this Zoo Hiring Event on Monday, April 8 and Tuesday, April 9, 2024.. For ages 18+. Several part-time jobs are available! Opportunities to share your resume and pre-schedule an interview for one of our part-time positions. Bring your resume!

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Hands-On Homeschool: Our Blooming Planet

Ages 1st-8th grades. Join us April 12 as we buzz into the vibrant world of pollinators as we discover the fascinating dance between plants and their wild allies! Join us as we investigate the crucial role animals play in shaping the biodiversity of our planet. Registration is required.

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Kinder Kingdom: Rumble in the Jungle

Ages 4-5 years. Swing into action as we learn about the diverse and fascinating lives of primates. Through the lush canopies and dense foliage, we will uncover the mysteries of the jungle’s treetop acrobats. Registration is required.

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Paint. Sip. Safari. (Apr. 9 or 24)

Event Series Paint. Sip. Safari. (Apr. 9 or 24)

Ages 21+. Offered on April 9 or 24 with a leopard and tokay gecko theme. 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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Stroller Safaris: Awesome Amphibians in April (Apr. 27)

Hands-On Homeschool: Waterside Wonders

Ages 1st-8th grades. Offered on May 3. Make the start of your summer a splash by joining us in this wet and wild adventure. Learners will explore the remarkable lives of semi-aquatic animals, from playful river otters to stealthy crocodilians. Together we will discover the adaptations that allow these creatures to navigate both the terrestrial and aquatic realms. . Registration is required.

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Outdoor School: Conservation Photography

Ages: Middle & High School. Enjoy a morning of photographing animals & nature at the zoo! Alongside zoo educators, you’ll learn some basic photography tips & tricks while also discovering how taking photos of our wild world can help play a role in conservation. *Purchase of program includes daytime admission for participants Registration is required.

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Kinder Kingdom – Rainbows of Nature

Ages 4-5 years. From dazzling birds to the patterns of aquatic life, we will highlight the diverse and colorful wonders of the animal world. This vivid journey through the zoo will spark curiosity for the beauty that surrounds us. Registration is required.

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World Tapir Day Celebration

Join us and celebrate tapirs during your visit to the Zoo! Discover an educational booth about Tapirs, a 10 a.m. Tapir Enrichment demo, and at 1:30 p.m. a special Tapir Keeper Talk with a chance to meet Mochi (weather permitting). Advance admission required. Purchase your timed etickets online now.

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Dog Days at the Zoo (May 10, 31, June 12, 24)

Event Series Dog Days at the Zoo (April 9 & 26)

On Fridays, May 10 & 31, Wednesday, June 12, and Monday, June 24, add an extra ticket to make your family outing complete! Bring your canine kiddo for a Zoo adventure. For these special dates, you can bring your well-behaved dog to the Zoo with you! Simply purchase a dog ticket along with your family’s human tickets, and Fido can experience many of the sights, sounds and smells that make the Zoo so special. Dog tickets are limited. Advance tickets are required.

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Special Stroller Safaris: Mother’s Day (May 11)

Ages 1-4 years with adult. Offered: Saturday, May 11. This special holiday Mother's Day Stroller Safari is all about our Magnificent Moms….including you! Come join us for a fabulous fun adventure as we visit other mother’s around the Zoo! Registration is required and open online now.

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Annual Zoo Plant Sale (May 16, 17 & 18)

Event Series nnual Zoo Plant Sale (May 17, 18 & 19)

Join us at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo for our annual plant sale: Thursday - Saturday, May 16, 17 & 18, while supplies last. All proceeds benefit the Zoo. A diverse selection of plant species are available, including vegetables, herbs and native perennials. All the plants are grown in Colorado, and most are grown right here at CMZoo. Not sure what you need? Our experienced horticulture staff can help you navigate the many types of available species. You're sure to find the perfect additions for your yard, patio or garden! Access the Plant Sale via the Zoo admissions area (look for signs). Sales are in-person only. No reservation or Zoo admission required. (Please note: NO shipping or delivery is available; sale is in-person only, no online sales.)

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Run to the Shrine (May 18 & 19)

Event Series Run to the Shrine

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo invites all ages of world class runners and families alike to Run to the Shrine, offered on the evenings of Saturday, May 18 and Sunday May 19, 2024. 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. Run to the Shrine has become an annual Cheyenne Mountain Zoo tradition, and it is the only time that guests are allowed to travel up to the Shrine of the Sun by foot! In addition, Run to the Shrine is an important fundraiser for the Zoo. Registration is required. (Saturday, May 18 is SOLD OUT, but tickets are still available for Sunday, May 19.)

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World Tree Kangaroo Day

All ages. Join us for exciting activities planned in Australia Walkabout to help raise awareness for tree kangaroo conservation. This event and all activities are included in the price of your daytime admission to CMZoo. Please note: advance tickets to the Zoo are required for members and the general public, and some days may sell out.

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Stroller Safaris: Magnificent Migrators (May 3, 16, 25, 29)

Date Night Starlight Safari – Adults Only 21+ (Aug. 9, 23, Sept. 7, 20, Oct. 4, Nov. 9, 16, 30, Dec. 6 )

Event Series Date Night Starlight Safari – Adults Only 21+

Adults 21+. Offered May 25 (May 25 is sold out,) Aug. 9, 23, Sept. 7, 20, Oct. 4, Nov. 9, 16, 30, Dec. 6. 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 and open online now. If you would like to be on a wait list when any of our Date Night Starlight Safaris become sold out, please submit this form.

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World Turtle Day Celebration

Event Series World Turtle Day Celebration

All ages. Join us for exciting activities planned in Scutes Family Gallery and The Loft to help raise awareness for turtle conservation. This event and all activities are included in the price of your daytime admission to CMZoo. Please note: advance tickets to the Zoo are required for members and the general public, and some days may sell out.

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