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 . . .
Let’s Go Outside! Outdoor School Provides Nature-Based Programs for All Ages
Spending time in nature can help reduce stress and trigger happiness! Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is offering small-group programs that foster connections with nature, the outdoors and each other. Through hands-on interactive experiences, classes will engage the whole person – physically, mentally and emotionally – and build a stronger connection with our natural world. Outdoor School . . .
It’s Gardening Season! What to Plant for Pollinators, and Where to Get Them (Hint: At Our Annual Plant Sale!)
Migrating birds and pollinators are moving through Colorado, and they’re hungry! As you plan your 2022 summer garden, consider these plants to brighten your backyard and feed our famished flying friends. CMZoo’s Annual Plant Sale, in the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo parking lot May 20-22, 2022, is a great place to stock up. “Pollinators are extremely . . .
Kids, Teens and Adults-Only Starlight Safaris Give Small Groups a Special Look at the Zoo
The EdVenture Department at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has provided the community with wonderful daytime programs for decades. But, did you know they also have a small-group after-hours program for kids, teens and adults, called Starlight Safaris? Starlight Safaris are a unique way to see the Zoo as your EdVenture guide shares stories, facts and good . . .
Earn a Nature Badge at CMZoo’s Scout Workshops
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Saturdays for Scouts program offers opportunities to connect with nature and animals with a curriculum designed to help your scout earn a nature-themed badge. A schedule-your-own option is available for both Boy Scout and Girl Scout groups. Email [email protected] to set up your customized program. The Zoo has also just launched pre-scheduled . . .
CMZoo Invites School and Community Groups to Endangered Species Day
Zoos play a pivotal role in the care and conservation of the world’s most vulnerable species. From the largest land mammals, like giraffe and elephants, to the smallest jungle dwellers, like tree frogs and insects, species all over the world are regularly facing challenges that can threaten their future. The best tools to protect these . . .