Military Appreciation Week

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! Check back closer to the event for more details.

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Silent Night at the Zoo

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 on Monday, September 11, 2023. 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. Advance e-tickets are required and will be available online closer to the event.

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Tails & Tunes

Join us for Tails & Tunes! Enjoy a magical evening on the mountain, exclusively reserved for those age 21 and up. Local musicians will set the mood throughout the Zoo! Dinner will be available for purchase and your entry includes two drink tickets. Cash bars also available. Advanced tickets are required and will be on sale closer to the event.

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Creature Connections – Incredible Invertebrates: Oct. 7 – Nov. 17

Ages 1-4 years with adult. This is a 6-week series that creates opportunities for you and your young explorers to learn more about wildlife and wild places! We will provide prompts and activity ideas each week of the session to guide your exploration, as well as supplemental optional opportunities for exclusive “pop-ups” at the Zoo weekly on Wednesdays & Saturdays, where they can meet the animal they’ve been learning about! Note: You will also need to get your advanced timed ticket into the Zoo.

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Boo at the Zoo – (October 20-22, 27-29 & 31)

Open 7 nights! Evenings of October 20-22, 27-29 & 31, 2023 - 3:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. All ages. 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! Advance timed admission tickets required and will be on sale closer to the event.

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Electric Safari – (Dec. 1-3, 8-23, 25-January 1, 2024)

All ages. Celebrate 27 nights of holiday lights and cheer during Electric Safari with 85 light sculptures on over 50 acres! Electric Safari has been ranked Third Best Zoo Lights in U.S. by USA TODAY’S 10Best four years in a row: 2019-2022! Top off this astounding display by gazing out at the city’s lights and watch all of Colorado Springs sparkle. You'll also enjoy photos with our larger-than-life illuminated inflatable animals! Save $5 per ticket by visiting on a non-peak day! Advance timed tickets are required, must be purchased in advance and are subject to selling out.

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Electric Moonlight

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, Larger-than-life illuminated inflatable animals! Moonlight on the Mountain! Advance timed e-tickets must be purchased in advance, and are subject to selling out. (No one under age 21 will be permitted, including no children or infants.) Tickets will be on sale closer to the event.

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