LOW-SENSORY EVENT ENCOURAGES GUESTS TO DISCONNECT FROM DISTRACTIONS AND RECONNECT WITH NATURE – Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will reopen its peaceful, mountainside grounds for the community to enjoy an evening of mindfulness at Silent Night. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Sun., Sept. 11, 2022, guests can recharge at this quiet Zoo experience with only the natural sounds of animals and the mountainside.
Guests can visit their favorite animals in this unique whispers-only environment while they meander through the natural setting and take a deep breath, slow down and reflect. Attendees are asked to silence phones and other noisy devices, and to keep all communication to a whisper. ‘Noise-friendly’ buildings are open for those who may need to take a moment to regroup or take an important phone call. The rest of the Zoo will be quiet.
All ages are welcome, but guests should consider whether they will enjoy and respect the quiet ambiance of the event.
Giraffe and budgie feedings will be available, along with limited low-noise dining options at The Grizzly Grill. Unlike our other evening events, we will not have live music, announcements over loud speakers, or keeper talks.
Advance tickets are required for Zoo members and the general public. E-tickets, pricing, and more information are available at cmzoo.org/silentnight.
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 2022, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo was voted #3 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. Since 2008, CMZoo’s Quarters for Conservation program has raised $4 million dedicated to frontline conservation efforts around the world. Of the 239 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.