Rain, snow or shine, five remaining nights of Halloween festivities begin Friday, Oct. 23 – Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will feel the Halloween spirit when little ghouls and goblins attend Boo at the Zoo, resuming with its remaining five nights on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. The event is a fun way for families to trick-or-treat and enjoy Halloween festivities in a unique environment. This year’s Boo at the Zoo started Oct. 17-18, and resumes on Oct. 23-25 and 30-31. Boo hours are 3:40 to 8:30 p.m. Advance e-tickets are required and available at cmzoo.org/boo. The Zoo will close for daytime admission on Boo nights at 3 p.m.
In addition to visiting select animal exhibits and trick-or-treating, frightfully fun attractions include a lighted pumpkin patch, a kid-friendly spooky haunted house, Ghoulish Graveyard and Pirates Cove. Attendees can also enjoy rides on the Mountaineer Sky Ride, weather permitting. The Sky Ride will be open as weather allows, providing a breathtaking view of Colorado Springs at night and a lift to two additional trick-or-treat stations at the top.
Boo at the Zoo will go on, rain, snow or shine. As an all-weather venue, refunds and exchanges will not be honored for weather-related reasons. Be sure to bundle up on cold nights and enjoy a Colorado evening on the mountain!
An elephant-sized amount of candy (4.5 tons) will be handed out at trick-or-treat stations throughout Boo at the Zoo. The Zoo’s candy supply is purchased from companies that are members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), which is committed to the use of sustainable palm oil and the protection of orangutan habitats in the wild. To find your own Halloween candy that’s orangutan friendly, download CMZ’s sustainable palm oil shopping guide at cmzoo.org/palmoil.
COVID-19 spread prevention protocols are in place, including limited capacity throughout the Zoo, no off-site shuttle transportation, limited capacity in buildings, mask requirement for ages 11 and up in buildings, and more. Please visit cmzoo.org/open for a complete list of safety requirements and encouragements.
SELECT ANIMAL EXHIBITS ARE OPEN, INCLUDING:
– African Rift Valley giraffe building (be in line by 8 p.m.) In order to accommodate the maximum number of guests with our limited building capacity, your time in the giraffe building will be limited.
– African lions
– Australia Walkabout
– Encounter Africa elephant/rhino barn
– Goat Experience
– The Loft
– Scutes Family Gallery
– Water’s Edge: Africa
RESTAURANTS OPEN DURING BOO AT THE ZOO
– Grizzly Grill
– Pizza with a View
– Elson’s Place
– Cozy Goat (beverages only)
For the safety of all guests, costume masks and costume weapons may not be worn by guests 12 years of age or older. Masks worn by guests 11 years of age and younger must have openings that allow the eyes to be seen and that do not obstruct peripheral vision. Balloons are not allowed inside the Zoo (even as part of a costume) for the safety of our animals and wild animals.
Support the Zoo’s efforts to reduce waste by bringing your own trick-or-treat bags!
Volunteers are crucial to the success and safety of Boo at the Zoo.
Positions include handing out or delivering candy, directing traffic and working the haunted house.
All volunteers must be at least 13 years old.
Volunteers ages 13-17 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or school advisor at all times.
We will not assign specific positions until the evening of the event.
Curious about volunteering for Boo at the Zoo? Visit cmzoo.org/boo
Boo at the Zoo at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Remaining Dates: Oct. 23-25 and 30-31, 2020
3:40 to 8:30 p.m.
Advance e-tickets are required
Boo at the Zoo is possible thanks to our generous sponsors, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Les Schwab Tire Centers, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, T. Rowe Price and your Colorado Springs Toyota dealers, Larry H. Miller Toyota Colorado Springs and Larry H. Miller Liberty Toyota Colorado Springs.
About Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society was founded in 1926. Today, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, America’s mountain Zoo, offers comprehensive education programs, exciting conservation efforts and truly fantastic animal experiences. In 2020, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo was voted #4 Best Zoo in North America and CMZoo’s Rocky Mountain Wild was named #2 Best Zoo Exhibit in North America by USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. It is Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s goal to help guests fall in love with animals and nature, and take action to protect them. Of the 233 zoos and aquariums accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is one of just a few operating without tax support. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo depends on admissions, membership dues, special event attendance and donations for funding.