Stroller Safaris: March Mammal Madness (Mar. 25, 29)

Ages 12 months - 4 years. Offered March 25, 29. This month we are focusing on animals that are just like us; mammals! Participants will get a chance to meet some “furry” friends and learn about a special group of mammals called marsupials. Registration is required and open online now. (If dates are sold out, you can be added to our waitlist by completing this form.)

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Outdoor School: Animal Signs & Tracking

Ages: Middle School & High School. Join us in this hands-on workshop as we learn what it takes for scientists to track animals in the wild! We’ll learn to read the signs animals leave behind in nature while also trying our hand at some of the technology that is used by scientists in the field. Registration is required and ends 48 hours prior to the start of the program.

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Hands-On Homeschool – Wildlife in Color: Encoded Messages

Ages: High School. Join us in this first part of our “Wildlife in Color” mini-series as we look at the vital role color plays in our natural world. As humans, we view color as aesthetically pleasing but for many animals color is a tool necessary for survival. In this first session will focus on how different species utilize color as forms of communication. Whether its displays of warning or forms of attraction, the use of color can ultimately decide the survival of a species. Registration is required.

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Outdoor School: Symbiosis: The Art of Living Together

Age: Middle School & 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 against each other for the same resource, our wild planet showcases what it takes for wildlife to survive. Join us as we study zoo residents and delve into the many different types of symbiotic relationships from around the world. Registration is required and ends 48 hours prior to the start of the program.

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A Special Holiday Stroller Safari: An Easter EGGstravaganza!

Ages 12 months - 4 years. Offered on April 8. 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. This program is sold out. To be on a wait list, please complete this form.

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Hands-On Homeschool: Compassionate Conservationists

Ages: Elementary (1st-5th) or Middle School (6th-8th). As we celebrate the Earth and all it has provided for us, join us as we discover ways to protect its wild animals and wild places. Registration is required. These programs are sold out. If you would like to be added to a wait list, please email [email protected].

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Kinder Kingdom: Aquatic April

Ages 4-5 years old. Kinder Kingdom is a half-day, camp-like setting that allows your little wanderers to create a connection with nature and new friends. As the sun goes down and the moon comes up, these animals come out to play. Splash into Spring at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo as we dive into adaptations that allow animals to live on both land and in water. Registration is required. This program is sold out. To be on a wait list, email [email protected].

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Outdoor School: Spring Awakening

Ages: 3rd - 6th Grades. Spring is the time where our natural world awakens from its long, frosty slumber. Wildlife begin to become more active and migrate back to the natural spaces that were once blanketed with snow and ice. Join us as we learn how our wild world adapts with the changing season. *Tickets to this program also include admission to the zoo. Registration is required and closes 48 hours prior to the start of the program.

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Stroller Safari: Awesome Amphibians in April (Apr. 15, 21, 26)

Event Series Stroller Safari: Awesome Amphibians in April

Ages 12 months - 4 years. Offered on April 15, 21, 26. This month we are focusing on toads, frogs, newts and salamanders! Participants will get a chance to meet some of these animals and make their very own frog slime to take home and explore! Registration is required and is open online now. April 15 date for this program is sold out. To be on a wait list, please complete this form.

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Paint. Sip. Safari. – (Apr. 26, May 17, 24)

Ages 21+. Offered on Apr. 26, May 17, 24 . 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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Hands-On Homeschool: Mighty Megafauna

Ages: Elementary (1st-5th) or Middle School (6th-8th). Megafauna comprises the largest animals on Earth. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is lucky enough to be home to 4 of the 5 most common species! Join us to learn about these prodigious and powerful animals. Registration is required. Elementary age is sold out, middle school has a few spots left. To be on a wait list, email [email protected].

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Stroller Safaris: Special Holiday Magnificent Moms for Mother’s Day (May 13)

Ages 1-4 years. Offered only on Saturday, May 13. This 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. This program is sold out. To be added to our waitlist by completing this form

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Kinder Kingdom: Musical May

Ages 4-5 years old. Kinder Kingdom is a half-day, camp-like setting that allows your little wanderers to create a connection with nature and new friends. As the sun goes down and the moon comes up, these animals come out to play. The hills are alive with the sound of nature! Listen to the elephants’ trumpet, woodpeckers drum, and frogs sing as we learn about nature’s animal orchestra. Registration is required.

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Hands-On Homeschool – Wildlife in Color: The Unseen World

Ages: High School. In this second session of our “Wildlife in Color” mini-series we’ll dive into a world of color unseen to the human eye. We’ll study how animals utilize colors to camouflage into their natural surroundings and how it can be beneficial as a tool for survival. We’ll then explore how some animals can see completely different wavelengths of light and study an entire world of color only seen by our wild counterparts. Registration is required.

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Dog Days at the Zoo – May 16

TWO DAYS ONLY: For just two days only, Tuesday, May 16 or Saturday, June 3, 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 (minus some restricted areas). Just purchase a dog ticket for the same time and day as your visit. Advanced tickets are required and on sale online now.

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Outdoor School: Backyard Birds – May 25

Ages 3rd-6th Grades. Birds are the most abundant animals we see but how much do we truly know about these species that frequent our lives each day? Join us at the zoo as we dive into beautiful lives of birds. Through this program we will go over bird identification, adaptations, how to attract birds to your yard, and even meet a couple residents right here at the zoo! *Tickets to this program also include admission to the zoo. Registration is required and closes 48 hours prior to the start of the program.

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Stroller Safaris: Master Migrators in May (May 27, 31)

Unique & Differing Needs Camp – Ages 7-11* – Movin’ & Groovin’ – June 10

*Ages 7-11. Offered on Saturday June 10 or July 15 only. *This camp is specially designed for campers ages 7 -11 with autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing disorders, developmental disabilities/delays or medical fragility. Campers, their caregiver, and Camp Mentors will skip, boogie, and roll through Cheyenne Mountain Zoo as we learn the different movements our animals make and why it is beneficial to their wellbeing. (One caregiver may also attend this camp without an additional fee.) Registration is required and is open online.

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Outdoor School: Bio Blitz

Ages Middle School & High School. Come learn the importance of Biodiversity in our ecosystems. We’ll study the different types of animals and plants we have right here on Cheyenne Mountain. You’ll help zoo staff conduct in-the-field population counts and learn to identify our wild species to help us determine the overall health of our mountainside. *Tickets to this program also include admission to the Zoo. Registration is required and closes 48 hours prior to the start of the program.

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Paint. Sip. Safari. (June 20)

Ages 21+. Offered on June 20. 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 class is now SOLD OUT. To be added to a wait list, please email [email protected].

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Stroller Safaris: Jungle Journey in June (June 17, 23)

Special Holiday Stroller Safari: Red, White & ZOO! (July 1)

Ages 1-4 years. Offered July 1 only. 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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Outdoor School: Bug Bonanza!

Ages Elementary (1st-5th Grades). Learn all about the fascinating world of bugs! Together we’ll go on a bug hunt to see what we can find on the zoo’s nature trail and also meet some resident bugs up close to learn about the important role they play in nature! *Tickets to this program also include admission to the Zoo. Registration is required and closes 48 hours prior to the start of the program.

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Elo & Anja’s 2nd Birthday Party

All ages. Join us in Water's Edge: Africa to celebrate our ring-tailed lemur twins Elo and Anja turning two! Discover cool biofacts, make a birthday card for, photo booth with props, catch a keeper talk on ring-tailed lemurs and watch Elo & Anja as they receive birthday treats! Free with advance timed ticket entry.

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Paint. Sip. Safari. (July 18, 25)

Event Series Paint. Sip. Safari – (July 18, 24)

Ages 21+. Offered on July 18 or 25. 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: The Jungle Journey Continues (July 21, 29)

Outdoor School: Scats & Tracks

Ages Elementary (1st-5th Grades). Put your detective skills to work as we discover animal signs around the zoo's nature trail and learn what kind of wildlife call Cheyenne Mountain home. *Tickets to this program also include admission to the Zoo. Registration is required and closes 48 hours prior to the start of the program.

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Stroller Safaris: Arthropods in August

Ages 1-4 years. Offered on August 11, 16, 26 & 30. From pollinators to decomposers, this month we are learning about the amazing world of arthropods! By popular demand, it is finally time to meet & learn all about our bug friends! Registration is required and open online now.

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Outdoor School: Wild Photography

Ages Middle and High School. Whether you’re on a hike or just relaxing in your backyard, photography is a great way to connect with the outdoors. Join this beginners course to learn how we can capture the beauty of nature and its residents. No prior photography experience is needed and either a camera or phone will be acceptable to use.. Registration is required and closes 48 hours prior to the start of the program.

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Outdoor School: Habitat Homes

Ages Kindergarten - 2nd grade.. Join us in this kids-only program as we learn about our wild neighbors and where they live. Learners will go on a habitat hike through the zoo’s nature trail to observe what type of animals live right here on the mountainside! We’ll also learn how we can help protect our wild neighbors and the wild places we all call home. *Tickets to this program also include admission to the Zoo. Registration is required and closes 48 hours prior to the start of the program.

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Dog Days at the Zoo (August 29)

Event Series Dog Days at the Zoo – August 14 & 29

On Tuesday, August 29, 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 (minus some restricted areas). Just purchase a dog ticket for the same time and day as your visit. Advanced tickets are required. Dog Days on Aug. 29 is SOLD OUT.

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Paint. Sip. Safari. (August 29)

Event Series Paint. Sip. Safari. (August 15 or 29)

Ages 21+. Offered on August 29. 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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Hands-On Homeschool: Feathered Friends (Sept. 1)

Ages: Elementary & Middle School. Fly into fall at the Zoo as we discover brilliant and bold birds! Together we will learn about their behaviors, adaptations, diets, and more- the sky’s the limit! Registration is required.

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International Vulture Awareness Day (IVAD)

All ages. Explore booths and participate in activities celebrating vultures throughout African Rift Valley. There’s no cost to enjoy vulture-themed activities, but advance admission to the Zoo is required.

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Date Night Starlight Safari – Adults Only 21+ (Apr. 20 )

Event Series Date Night Starlight Safari – Adults Only 21+

Adults 21+. Offered Saturday, April 20. 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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Teen Only Starlight Safari – (Nov. 3)

Event Series Teen Only Starlight Safari – (Sept. 15, Nov. 3)

Ages 6th-12th grades. Offered Sept. 15, or Nov. 3. We will roast s'mores and walk among the stars as we tour our Zoo amidst the dark skies. Spend an evening exploring what the animals do while the rest of the world is sleeping. We will tour multiple buildings as well as have a chance to meet an animal up-close! Registration is required.

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Black-footed Ferret Rediscovery Day

Event Series Black-footed Ferret Rediscovery Day

All ages. Join us on Saturday, September 23 or Sunday, September 24. Advance tickets required. Explore booths and participate in activities celebrating black-footed ferrets throughout Scutes Family Gallery, My Big Backyard and The Loft.

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Paint. Sip. Safari. (Sept. 12 or 26)

Event Series Paint. Sip. Safari. (Sept. 12 or 26)

Ages 21+. Offered on September 12 or 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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Stroller Safaris: Scutes and Scales in September

Outdoor School: Native Nightlife

Ages Middle School & High School. Join us in this unique after-hours event as learners join zoo staff and teens to explore the wild wonders of the dark. We’ll learn about nocturnal animals found right in our backyard and the unique adaptations they have to make them so successful at night. Registration is required.

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