CMZoo Makes Updates to Rescheduled Moonlight on the Mountain Event

August 14, 2020

New tickets available Monday, Aug. 17; timed reservations are required. – Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is making changes to its popular 21-and-up event, Moonlight on the Mountain, rescheduled to take place the evening of Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. Those who previously purchased tickets are required to make timed reservations for entry to the Zoo which can be made via a custom link provided to ticket holders in an email from CMZoo. Tickets that had been held to avoid potential overselling are being made available on Monday, Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. MDT at

Nothing is quite the same in this strange summer of 2020, and unfortunately, Moonlight on the Mountain has to change and adapt, also. Many events like this have been cancelled, and although Moonlight on the Mountain will have to look very different this year, we think that still offering access to our beautiful mountainside on a pleasant evening with live music, food and drinks still has some value in our stressful lives. So we are moving forward with a very different event this year.

We are offering a $34 discount/refund for VIPs and $24 discount/refund for General Admission in exchange for the new event format, which will not include local food and alcohol samples. Instead, guests receive two drink tickets (three for VIP) and purchase food from one of our eateries or bring their own picnic dinner. Cash bars will also be available. Attendance has been capped at approximately half the guests of a normal Moonlight on the Mountain.

CURRENT TICKET HOLDERS: They are encouraged to check their email and reserve their designated entry time.

NEED A TICKET? Additional tickets will be available starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 17 at Tickets have been reduced to $85.75 for advance VIP and $55.75 for advance General Admission ($5 more at the door, if available). Read below for a summary of the significant changes to this year’s event.

What does this year’s Moonlight on the Mountain include?
– There will be no local businesses sampling this year. Drink tickets (2 for General Admission, 3 for VIP) can be used at four bars throughout the Zoo.
– Food can be purchased at one of our on-site eateries, or you may bring your own picnic dinner (no outside alcohol allowed).
– Enjoy six bands throughout the Zoo until 9:30 p.m. Feel free to bring a camp chair and spread out in each band area. Social distance will be encouraged between groups while listening to bands and throughout the event.
– Get the full CMZoo experience until 8 p.m. (when our animals go to bed). Event ends at 10 p.m.
– Receive a souvenir sampling cup at the end of the night.

Other important info:
– Entry to the event will have timed ticketing to allow for proper social distancing at the front gate. Please arrive during your designated 20-minute window to ensure access to the event.
– This is an all-weather event, so plan to come and walk on the wild side, rain or shine.
– All COVID-19 precautions will be in place. Learn more at and wear a mask for our safety and yours. (Masks are required indoors and are strongly encouraged throughout the Zoo.)
– Social distancing will be encouraged at each band area. Feel free to bring a camp chair to spread out and enjoy the music from a safe distance from other groups.

Please visit for the full list of details for the event!

Moonlight on the Mountain is sponsored by your Colorado Springs Toyota Dealers and Cordera.

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.