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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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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Paint. Sip. Safari. (May 7 or 22)

Event Series Paint. Sip. Safari. (May 7 or 22)

Ages 21+. Offered on May 7 or 22 with a Rocky Mountain goat 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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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 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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Stroller Safaris: Magnificent Migrators (May 3, 16, 25, 29)

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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Outdoor School: Teen Naturalist Training Series

Ages: Middle school & High School. A series of four workshops: June 2, 9, 23, 30. These workshops will hone in on developing the necessary skills to be a future steward of the environment. This series is only offered as a full 4 week course consisting of 12 hours of classroom and in-the-field learning. Our 4 workshops will cover the following topics: Mammalogy, Ornithology, Herpetology & Entomology. Through hands-on and experiential opportunities we’ll study such concepts as Ecology, Biology, and Conservation all while being in the unique setting of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Join us as we learn how to best protect our local wildlife and wild places. Registration is required.

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Zoo Ball 2024: Two Ways to Celebrate the 20th Anniversary!

Our fabulous online Auction is LIVE June 10-15, 2024. We hope you’ll join us for Zoo Ball 2024, featuring both an in-person black-tie gala and a fabulously unique online auction (black-tie optional!) offering unique art, once-in-a-lifetime animal experiences, and so much more! There’s something for everyone with this annual fundraising event. Whether you’re joining us at the Zoo in your evening gown or from your couch in your giraffe pajamas, we’re so grateful for your support! Every dollar directly supports Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and our efforts in conservation, education, and animal care. Get ready to be dazzled! Register to bid and tune into the online fun for free. Auction bidding closes Saturday, June 15 at 7:15 p.m. MT.

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Member Appreciation Night

Zoo Members only - We appreciate you, so join us and your favorite animals for our first after-hours members-only event of the summer! Don’t forget your discount at our Thundergod Gift Shop. All restaurants will be open! Please note, we may have no scheduled animal demonstrations for this event, but watch for “pop-up” experiences. We look forward to seeing you at the Zoo! Check your membership email for more details. Reservations for the Member Appreciation Night event (5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.) are not required (Advanced tickets are required for any daytime admission from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

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Public and Media Invited to Reopening of Historic CMZoo Carousel

All ages. Join us in celebrating the return of the carousel and the milestone in the Zoo’s progress towards major Zoo improvements! Brief comments from CMZoo President & CEO, Bob Chastain. Free carousel rides 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 13, 2024 (advance Zoo admission required).

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World Giraffe Day

All ages. Join us in celebrating giraffes on the longest day of the year! We will have lots of fun activities 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., and we hope to see you for our 10 a.m. Giraffe Parade, wearing your giraffe-best. Meet our herd and their keepers in African Rift Valley throughout the giraffe plaza, boardwalk, and barn. Make sure to check out our live-streaming Giraffe Cams, too! Advance tickets required.

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Dog Days at the Zoo (June 12 & 24) – SOLD OUT

Event Series Dog Days at the Zoo

June Dog Days are sold out. Additional August Dog Days dates and tickets will be available on July 1. Check back for details.On Wednesday, June 12 & 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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Paint. Sip. Safari.

Ages 21+. Offered on June 26 with an African lion 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. This event is sold out. If you would like to be added to a wait list, please email [email protected].

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Stroller Safaris: Jungle Journey in June (June 20, 29)

Special Holiday Stroller Safari: Red, White & Zoo! (July 4)

Ages 1-4 with adult. Special holiday stroller safari offered: July 4. For this special Holiday edition Stroller Safari, we will be using the country’s flag colors to guide our learning! Some of these colors are easier to spot in nature than others, so come along on the journey to see what we can find! Registration is required and open online now.

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Member Enrichment Night

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. Reservations for the Member Enrichment Night event (5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.) are not required (Advanced tickets are required for any daytime admission from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

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Unique & Differing Needs Day Camps (Ages 7-11) – Harmonious Habitats

*Ages 7-11. Offered on Saturday, June 8, Friday, June 20, Friday, July 12 & Tuesday, July 23. *This camp is specially designed for campers ages 7 -11 with autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing disorders, developmental disabilities/delays or medical fragility. In this series, we will adventure into nature’s playground and discover the magic of jungles, deserts, aquatic, and underground realms. Together we will uncover how every habitat is different and unique, but necessary for the survival of all animals. You are welcome to sign up for just one evening or all four; each program will highlight different habitats through unique experiences. (One caregiver may also attend this camp without an additional fee.) Registration is required and opens online Feb. 1, 2024.

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Unique & Differing Needs Day Camps (Ages 7-11) – Rainbows of Nature

*Ages 7-11. Offered on Saturdays, June 8, July 13 & August 3. *This camp is specially designed for campers ages 7 -11 with autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing disorders, developmental disabilities/delays or medical fragility. From the dazzling birds to the patterns of aquatic life, we will highlight the diverse and unique wonders of the animal kingdom. This vivid journey through the Zoo will spark curiosity for the beauty that surrounds us. (One caregiver may also attend this camp without an additional fee.) Registration is required and opens online Feb. 1, 2024.

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Dog Days at the Zoo (July 16 & 31) – SOLD OUT

Event Series Dog Days at the Zoo (July 16 & 31)

July Dog Days are sold out. On Tuesday, July 16 & Wednesday, July 31, 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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Paint. Sip. Safari. (July 17, 31)

Event Series Paint. Sip. Safari. (July 17 & 31)

Ages 21+. Offered on July 17 or 31 (July 17 is sold out.)with a peacock 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. If these are sold out and you would like to be added to a wait list, please email [email protected].

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Stroller Safaris: The Jungle Journey continues in July (July 12, 18, 27, 31)

Youth Conservation Leadership Conference 2024 (6th-12th Grades)

Event Series Youth Conservation Leadership Conference 2024 (6th-12th Grades)

Ages 12-18. CMZoo’s Youth Leadership Action Board invites you to the 6th 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 open now. YCLC 2024 is sold out. If you would like to be on a wait list, please submit this form.

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