Animals, Lights, and Santa Claus at Electric Safari!

December 5, 2017

–The holiday tradition starts this Friday, December 8!

Colorado Springs, CO – There’s only one place in Colorado Springs that you can see over 85 one-of-a-kind light sculptures and 50 acres of lights and wild animals – Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Electric Safari! This year’s event will celebrate 27 years of holiday cheer starting this Friday, December 8 and running for 20 nights in December/January. Hours for the event are 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., with the last admission sold at 7:30 p.m. And Santa Claus will be taking holiday wishes all open nights through December 23.

Electric Safari nights are wild – boasting special animal keeper talks all 20 nights, and select indoor and outdoor animal exhibits will be open, including the giraffe barn, Encounter Africa, Rocky Mountain Wild (except grizzly bears), Asian Highlands, Monkey Pavilion, Scutes Family Gallery, The Loft and Australia Walkabout!

Guests can take a break between seeing animals and enjoying the lights to warm up by one of the warming fires located throughout the Zoo, or they can stop into the Grizzly Grill for a sweet treat and a warm cup of joe or hot cocoa (available for purchase).

Fast Facts

Electric Safari at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

DATES: December 8-10, 15-23, 25-January 1

(Electric Safari is NOT open on Christmas Eve, December 24.)

TIME: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. nightly (last admission at 7:30 p.m.).

COST: FREE for Zoo members
$9.75 adults (ages 12-64)
$8.75 senior (age 65 and over)
$6.75 children (ages 3-11)
75¢ for children 2 and under
$5.75 Military and their dependents in the same household (must present Military ID)

Add a ticket to the Mountaineer Sky Ride for just $4 for adults and $3 for children ages 3-11. Sky Ride for children 2 and under is free.

Electric Safari is sponsored by Children’s Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs Utilities and your Colorado Springs Toyota dealers.

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About Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society was founded in 1926. Today, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, America’s ONLY mountain zoo, offers comprehensive education programs, exciting conservation efforts and truly fantastic animal experiences. It is Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s hope that guests fall in love with animals and nature, and take action to protect them. Of the 230 zoos and aquariums accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is one of just nine operating without tax support. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo depends on admissions, membership dues and donations for funding.