Off-Season Adventures For You and Your Little Ones
Many people think the Zoo slows down during the cooler months, but there are still a lot of opportunities to participate in special programs and to have more of the Zoo to yourself. Stroller Safaris are informal exploratory experiences for children between the ages of 1 and 4 years old and their accompanying adult. During . . .
Teen Summer Program Applications Open Feb. 1 to 14 Fully Immersive Experiences Inspire and Prepare Future Conservationists
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Teen Summer Program has inspired and prepared future biologists and conservationists for decades. Soon, it will welcome new and returning participants for summer 2023. Applications for the highly competitive program for sixth through twelfth graders open Wed., Feb. 1 at cmzoo.org/teenprograms. Applications will only be accepted for two weeks, so nature-loving teenagers . . .
Outdoor School Programming Can Support Mental Health, Connections with Nature and Each Other – IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL COLORADO
Countless studies support the positive impact exercise can have on people’s mental health. Experts at Children’s Hospital Colorado, longtime Cheyenne Mountain Zoo partners, say the same is true for kids. Outdoor physical activities have additional benefits, including decreasing stress and anxiety, improving mood and self-esteem, reducing aggression and improving focus. Finding the time to plan . . .
Winter is Coming: Register for Winter Break Camp Now!
Before we know it, kids will be on school break for the holidays. Did you know you can register Pre-K through sixth graders for an enriching week at the Zoo, with our Winter Break Zoo Camp? Registration is open now! Winter Break Zoo Camp is Mon., Dec. 26 through Fri., Dec. 30. Full-day camps, for . . .
Be Everyone’s Favorite Gift Giver with These Unique CMZoo Present Ideas
It’s that magical time of year when many people search for the perfect holiday gifts for friends and family. Whether you’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience or a truly unique stocking stuffer, these options are sure put a smile on every face on your list. Plus, when you purchase something from Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, you . . .
Bring CMZoo to Your School!
Over the summer, you may have seen our ZOOMobile out in the community as we traveled across the state visiting various events! Did you know we can bring the Zoo to your birthday party, event, school class or group meeting? Booths and birthday parties are offered throughout the year, but with the school year starting . . .
Hands-On Homeschool Attendees Form Community through Experiential Curriculum
Experiential learning is the practice of teaching by involving all of the senses. It’s a method embraced by Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s EdVenture team and it provides a more well-rounded and engaging learning experience for children. CMZoo offers a unique experiential curriculum specifically for our growing community of homeschoolers, ages seven through 17, with its Hands-On . . .
CMZoo Teen Program Explores Glacier National Park
Ten members of CMZoo’s Teen Program recently embarked on a weeklong off-grid adventure to the wilderness of Glacier National Park in Montana. CMZoo’s Teen Program focuses on spending time exploring nature, learning about animals, and understanding other cultures. The program is known for its hands-on educational experiences at the Zoo and in nature, with exploration . . .
Meet Hubble, a Rescued 4-Month-Old Virginia Opossum
My Big Backyard is home to a brand-new button-nosed furry face! Help us welcome Hubble, a 4-month-old Virginia opossum, to CMZoo. “We named him Hubble because he’s still growing into his big ears, which kind of resemble the space telescope,” said Bryce Oberg, keeper in The Loft and My Big Backyard. Hubble lives next to . . .
EdVenture Programs Are Not Just for the Kids
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s vision statement is simple: Every Kid. Every Time. Goosebumps. When we say ‘kids,’ we mean ‘kids of all ages,’ and there are many evening opportunities for grown-ups to enjoy the Zoo in an environment especially for adults. Starlight Safari Date Nights – This three-hour evening program includes one adult beverage per person . . .