It’s Gardening Season! What to Plant for Pollinators, and Where to Get Them (Hint: At Our Annual Plant Sale!)
Migrating birds and pollinators are moving through Colorado, and they’re hungry! As you plan your 2022 summer garden, consider these plants to brighten your backyard and feed our famished flying friends. CMZoo’s Annual Plant Sale, in the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo parking lot May 20-22, 2022, is a great place to stock up. “Pollinators are extremely . . .
Kids, Teens and Adults-Only Starlight Safaris Give Small Groups a Special Look at the Zoo
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 . . .
Earn a Nature Badge at CMZoo’s Scout Workshops
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Saturdays for Scouts program offers opportunities to connect with nature and animals with a curriculum designed to help your scout earn a nature-themed badge. A schedule-your-own option is available for both Boy Scout and Girl Scout groups. Email [email protected] to set up your customized program. The Zoo has also just launched pre-scheduled . . .
CMZoo Invites School and Community Groups to Endangered Species Day
Zoos play a pivotal role in the care and conservation of the world’s most vulnerable species. From the largest land mammals, like giraffe and elephants, to the smallest jungle dwellers, like tree frogs and insects, species all over the world are regularly facing challenges that can threaten their future. The best tools to protect these . . .
Join the Giraffe Tower for a Typical Winter Day on the Mountain
Have you experienced the magic of CMZoo in the winter yet? Some people think there’s less to see and do at the Zoo in the cooler months, but the CMZoo giraffe tower stays busy all year long, regardless of the weather. Thanks to Colorado’s famous 300 days of sunshine, the 17-member herd explores its outdoor . . .
Register Now for Spring Break Day Camps
Winter break is coming to an end, and that means spring break will be here before you know it. Spring Break Zoo Camp registration is open now at cmzoo.org/camp. Young explorers from first to sixth grade can sign up now for fun (and educational) opportunities with Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Spring Break Zoo Camp is from . . .
Animal Artists Participate in Painting Enrichment – And You Can Bring It Home
November might be almost over, but the holiday season has just begun! Finding the right gifts can sometimes be the most challenging part of the holidays. If you are stumped on the perfect gifts to surprise your loved ones, don’t worry. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has you covered. Small mammals, reptiles and birds at The Loft . . .
Electric Safari is Blowing Up! Holiday Celebration Grows, with Giant Illuminated Inflatable Animals and Musical Light Displays
More than 50 acres of twinkling lights, over 60 artisan-made light sculptures, breathtaking nighttime city views and the nearby sound of roaring African lions can only mean one thing in Colorado Springs: Electric Safari is back. This year, CMZoo is taking it to another level with the additions of light displays synchronized to music and . . .
Hands-On Homeschool Program Offers Small-Group Supplemental Learning
Colorado Springs has a robust community of homeschooling families, and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has some new and exciting education opportunities for supplemental learning! Hands-On Homeschool offers unique curriculum and activities for seasoned homeschoolers, or those who are just getting started. CMZoo’s monthly Hands-On Homeschool programs focus on Colorado Department of Education school science standards through . . .
Teen Community Courses Range in Experience, Focus and Time Commitment
If you have visited Cheyenne Mountain Zoo during the summer, you have probably seen teenagers in light blue t-shirts, contributing to the success of almost every area of the Zoo. These teens play an active role in engaging with guests, caring for animals, and gaining life skills like public speaking and professionalism. Summer might be . . .