Kids, Teens and Adults-Only Starlight Safaris Give Small Groups a Special Look at the Zoo

April 28, 2022

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 humor as you explore the Zoo for two hours under a starlit sky.

“I love when I get to share my passion for wildlife and conservation with guests in our evening programs,” said Austin Kennedy, CMZoo Extended Education Supervisor. “It feels more intimate to tour with a group when there are so few people at the Zoo. It’s a pretty special experience to be here at night.”

From the beginning of a Date Night Starlight Safari, just for 21-and-up attendees, guests arrive at the Zoo as the sun goes down, and the howls from the Mexican wolf pack welcome them in to grab an adult beverage of their choice. The groups visit a handful of indoor exhibits throughout the 2-hour tour, including Water’s Edge: Africa, The Loft and of course, feeding the giraffe herd in their barn.

Date Night Starlight Safaris are scheduled from Sun., May 1 to Fri., Aug. 19 and registration is open now at Feel free to join us as a party of one or sign up with your 21-and-up aged friends, work colleagues or partners.

Attendees can also organize their own event on any other available evening, as long as there are six or more participants in a group. Groups can book a Custom Starlight Safari that will include all of the above (adult beverages are only included in the 21-and-up Date Night Starlight Safaris), as well as the opportunity to roast s’mores together (weather dependent). These customized experiences are perfect for birthday celebrations, scout troops, families, team building, friend groups and anyone else you want to share this unique experience with. Start planning your custom event at

Want to give the kids their own night out? Drop them off for one of our prescheduled Kids Only or Teens Only Starlight Safaris! Like the Custom Starlight Safaris, kids will have a chance to roast s’mores during the program (weather dependent).

Teens-Only Starlight Safaris are scheduled for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Fri., May 20 and Sun., May 29. Register here:

Kids-Only Starlight Safaris are scheduled for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sat., June 11, Fri., June 24 and Sat., July 16. Register here:

We hope to see you at one of our Starlight Safaris, which are available year-round, soon!

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