EdVenture Programs Are Not Just for the Kids

June 30, 2022

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 and a guided tour around the Zoo. The tour includes meeting an animal ambassador up-close and hands-on, as well as feeding our giraffe herd. Though the tour does cover general animal information, don’t be surprised if you learn a few more risqué facts (just for adults!) that you might not hear during our normal keeper talks. Bring a significant other, a group of friends, or come solo and enjoy the evening.

Paint. Sip. Safaris. – If you like animals, painting and adult beverages, then this program is perfect for you! These small-group, 21-and-up programs include an adult beverage, the opportunity to create your own acrylic painting of a CMZoo animal while surrounded by live animals, and a visit to see the animal muse who inspired the painting. Don’t be surprised if Bean, our three-year-old Hoffmann’s two-toed sloth makes an appearance to critique your work, since these classes typically take place in The Loft. No painting experience required!

If you prefer a daytime Zoo experience, there are other ways to enjoy the Zoo as an adult. Nearly any EdVenture program can be modified into a more adult-friendly experience. Hoping to celebrate a baby or wedding? Birthday parties are a great daytime option to modify into these events. Celebrating a graduation or family reunion with a Zoo Exploration tour is a unique way to engage large groups during the day. Just contact Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s EdVenture Department, and let us know about your event.

For more information on these programs and other opportunities for adults to enjoy Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, please visit cmzoo.org/adults.