Fall Break Single Day Camps – (Nov. 22, 23, 24)

Recurring Event Fall Break Single Day Camps – (Nov. 22, 23, 24)

Note: All Fall Break camps are sold out. To be added to a waitlist, please email [email protected]. Ages 1st - 6th grades. Offered Monday-Wednesday, Nov. 22, 23, 24 as single day camp opportunities. Theme: Branching Out! – Have you ever thought about using a tree for a home? Maybe a source of food? Or what about as a back scratcher? Come explore the wildernesses of the world and how the trees, even the small ones, play a vital role for our animals and ecosystems spread throughout. Registration is required. Online registration is open.

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Winter Break Day Camps – (Dec. 20-23, 27-30)

Recurring Event Winter Break Day Camps – (Dec. 20-23, 27-30)

Ages 1st - 6th grade. Offered as single day camps on weekdays of December 20 - 23 & 27 - 30. Have you ever wanted to follow a rabbit all the way to its burrow? Or wondered what's inside an orangutan's toolbox? Join us as we investigate the amazing world of animal architects and the different tools they like to use! Registration is required. Online registration is open.

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Family Camp January: Amazing Armadillos

All ages. Book any time in January during regular Zoo hours. We are not the only ones who celebrate special times with extra food! Did you know that armadillos are closely related to sloths? Or that contrary to popular belief, most armadillos cannot fully enclose themselves in their shells? Join us as we investigate the amazing adaptations of these "little armored" creatures. Each family will have their own EdVenture guide and time slots to keep safety our number one priority. Registration one week in advance is required.

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Hands-On Homeschool: Birds of a Feather – Jan. 13

Ages 1st - 5th grade. Come soar into the world of flight, feathers, and fascination as we meet some of the coolest birds around! Registration is required. Online registration is open.

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Hands-On Homeschool: The Odd & Unique Part 2 – Jan. 27

Ages 6th - 8th Grades. join us for experiential learning through hands-on engagement. Naked Mole Rats, Axolotls, Walking Stick Bugs, Emus and Tapirs; these animals may seem a bit odd but they are some of the most incredible species on our planet. Come join us for Part 2 at the Zoo as we dive into the lives of some of the strangest animals and their unique adaptations. Registration is required. Online registration is open.

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Hands-On Homeschool – In My Backyard

Ages 1st-5th grade. Explore the Rocky Mountains and discover what animals live right in our backyard! We will discuss local flora and fauna to discover how our closest ecosystem operates. Meet one of our local animal heroes up close as we learn how we can better protect the environment around us. Registration is required. Online registration is open.

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Hands-On Homeschool – Native Predator & Prey

Ages 6th-8th Grade. Join us at the Zoo as we learn about what defines an animal as a predator or prey species. We'll discuss unique predator-prey interactions and the balance they help keep within ecosystems. Through hands-on activities and observing resident animals around the Zoo we’ll learn about the different adaptations that allow certain predator and prey species to be so successful. Registration is required. Online registration is open.

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Protecting the Future Together – Member Voting

Members, the Zoo needs your help deciding which field conservation efforts to fund! Each year, we set aside $75,000 of membership revenue to fund field conservation around the world. The top three projects will receive full funding. All of your votes will help determine how we allocate the remaining funds to wildlife conservation. These funds are only possible because of your membership - your vote will help decide which conservation efforts will receive funding this year. Please check your email for a members-only link to vote!

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Family Camp April – Magnificent Marsupials

All ages. Book any time in April during regular Zoo hours. Marsupials are magnificent animals! They are great at climbing, digging, and some are even great at hopping. Join us as we uncover the mysteries behind the unique marsupials at the Zoo. We will even meet Hutch, a Virginia opossum, to get an up close look at these pouched creatures. Each family will have their own EdVenture guide and time slots to keep safety our number one priority. Registration one week in advance is required.

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Hands-On Homeschool – Nature’s Builders

Ages 1st-5th grade. Animals are experts when it comes to building with raw materials! Join us as we learn about nature’s construction workers and their purpose in our environment. We will even try our hand at building with natural materials. Registration is required. Online registration is open.

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Date Night Starlight Safari – Adults Only 21+ (Feb. 10, 11, Mar. 9)

Adults 21+. Offered Jan. 17 (other dates of Jan. 7 & 21 are sold out). 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. 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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Endangered Species Day

Ages K - 12th Grade. Join us for this fun learning experience, where your students will enjoy peer-to-peer learning about endangered species from all over the world and dIscover how the Endangered Species Act helps wildlife through interactive stations around the Zoo! Registration is required.

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Saturdays for Scouts: Eco Learner (Daisy Workshop)

Nature is all around us, it is the gift that keeps on giving! Come learn how we can help nature stay beautiful through the exploration and appreciation of local flora and fauna. We will even meet a fun animal ambassador who lives right in our own backyard! Registration is required.

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Stroller Safaris: An Easter EGGstravaganza!

Ages 12 months - 4 years. Offered only on April 17. This special Holiday edition Stroller Safari 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 Stroller Safaris is sold out. To be on a waitlist please complete this form.

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Saturdays for Scouts: Bugs (Brownies Workshop)

Did you know that bugs are super important to the world around us? Well actually, they are! Join us as we explore the giant world of bugs, meet bugs up close, and find out why they are a very important puzzle piece to our planet. Registration is required.

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Hands-On Homeschool – Ecosystem Engineers

Ages 6th-8th grade. Many animals play a crucial role in their habitats but did you know that some species can change their entire ecosystems? Join us at CMZ as we delve into the world of Ecosystem Engineers. Through hands-on activities and observing resident animals we’ll learn how certain species can alter entire landscapes. Registration is required. Online registration is open.

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Stroller Safaris: Awesome Amphibians in April!

Stroller Safaris: Magnificent Moms!

Ages 12 months - 4 years. Offered only on May 4. This special Holiday Edition 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. This Stroller Safaris is SOLD OUT. To be on a waitlist, please complete this form.)

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Hands-On Homeschool – Wild & Weird

Ages 1st-5th grade. Journey with us as we discover some of the strangest animals at the Zoo and their unique adaptations. We will meet a few of the animals up close along the way and create our own uniquely built creature. Registration is required. Online registration is open.

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Saturdays for Scouts: Animal Habitats (Juniors Workshop)

What makes a good habitat for a wild animal? How do we protect the animal habitats around us? Have you ever made a habitat for an animal? Journey with us as we discover what wild animals need in their wild places and practice making the perfect animal habitat of your own for one of our smallest Zoo creatures. Registration is required.

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Hands-On Homeschool – Reptile Rampage

Ages 6th-8th grade. Reptiles are some of the oldest animals on our planet, many surviving through the era of dinosaurs! Some species, such as crocodilians, still look the same as they did millions of years ago but what makes these animals so resilient? Join us at CMZ as we learn about what makes these misunderstood creatures so amazing. We’ll study their unique adaptations and possibly even meet some of our very own residents here at the Zoo. Registration is required. Online registration is open.

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Annual Plant Sale – In-Person (May 20-21-22)

Our 2022 Plant Sale is IN-PERSON ONLY this year - while supplies last! Join us at the Zoo and shop for your favorites on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, May 20, 21 & 22 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Plant sale varieties include perennials, grasses, shrubs and vines. The Plant Sale will be open while supplies last. If we sell out, we'll close down for the year. We will post updates here. All of the proceeds benefit Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.  (Please note: NO shipping or delivery is available, Zoo in-person shopping only).

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Stroller Safaris: Master Migrators in May!

Recurring Event Stroller Safaris: Master Migrators in May!

Ages 12 months - 4 years. Offered on May 13, 14, 18 & 25. Things are finally warming up outside and that means animals will be moving back to their "summer homes" soon. This month we will learn what migration is and meet some animals who are master migrators! Registration is required.

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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 not have scheduled animal demonstrations for this event, but watch for "pop-up" experiences during your visit. We look forward to seeing you at the Zoo! Check your membership email for more details.

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Teen Community Program: Teen Zootography

Ages: Middle School and High School. Join us at the Zoo as we put our photography skills to the test! Join the CMZ education team as we show you some of the basic skills needed to photograph wildlife and wild places. We will learn how photography can play a role in conservation and even try our hand at photographing some Zoo animals. *Registration will close 48 hours prior to the start of this program. Registration is required.

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Zoo Ball 2022 – Party Your Tail Off Auction!

Online Auction June 13 -18. We hope you’ll join us for Zoo Ball 2022 featuring both an in-person black-tie gala and a fabulously unique online auction (black-tie optional!), 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 party your tail off! Register to bid and tune into the fun for free.

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Stroller Safaris: Jungle Journey in June

Recurring Event Stroller Safaris: Jungle Journey in June

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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Outdoor School: Family Nature Hike

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 Only Teen Starlight Safari – July 8

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

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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Kids Only Starlight Safari Tour – (July 16)

Recurring Event Kids Only Starlight Safari Tour – (July 16)

Ages 5+. Offered 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

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

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 and is closed as of July 10, 2022.

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Stroller Safari: The Jungle Journey Continues (July 30)

Outdoor School: Nature Photography 101

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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Outdoor School: Nocturnal Nature Hike

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

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. Reservations for the End of Summer Celebration 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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Stroller Safaris: Arthropods in August (Aug. 20, 26)

Family Camps – Earth, Wind & Fire Skink (September)

All ages. Book your family fun with us today! Summer might be over but Family Camp is heating back up! This month we’re talking about fire. Is all fire bad? What animals actually need wildland fire to survive? Join us as we answer these questions and meet one of our favorite fiery friends, Togo the fire skink. Ambassador Animal: Fire skink Tour Area: Rocky Mountain Wild. Registration is required.

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Outdoor School: Creek Creatures

Families of all ages. Location - Fountain Creek Nature Center. Come learn about the wonderful and wild world within our water ecosystems! Join zoo staff as we play and explore in the water at Fountain Creek Nature Center. Together we’ll study and learn about life under the surface and even dip some nets into the water to see what we can find. Registration is required and closes 48 hours before the event.

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