What Happens to All Those Unwanted, Broken or Much Loved Crayons?
Did you know each year up to 75,000 pounds of broken or unwanted crayons are thrown away and end up in U.S. landfills? Crayons are made of paraffin wax, a by-product of petroleum or crude oil, which negatively impacts wildlife where drilling occurs. Crayons can also leave a waxy sludge in landfills, which doesn’t decompose . . .
EdVenture Celebrates International Mud Day
Did you know that there is an international day dedicated to celebrating mud? June 29 is International Mud Day, and it’s more than just an excuse to get really, really dirty. International Mud Day may not seem to have an obvious connection to animals or zoos...
EdVenture Launches Outdoor School
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo recently launched a new series of programs for those who are interested in connecting with nature, the outdoors and their families through hands-on and interactive experiences. Outdoor School programs are designed to encourage people of all ages to explore and engage with our Colorado home in a whole new way. Classes will . . .
Summer Camp Registration is Open
It may feel like spring just arrived, but it is time to start planning for summer vacation! With Zoo Camp options for kindergarten through 12th grade, there is truly an adventure for everyone. New this year: each camp week has an over-arching theme that all grade levels will explore in their own adventurous ways . . .
Spring Break is Right Around the Corner!
It’s nearly time for spring break! Are you ready? Make it a week of engaging education and adventure for kids from kindergarten through sixth grade. With options to attend camp for one day, all five days or somewhere in between, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has flexible schedules for you and WILD experiences for the young nature . . .
Connecting Hands, Hearts and Minds Through CMZoo’s Teen Outdoor Adventure Program
Explore & Learn One way that we engage our Cheyenne Mountain Zoo teen program community is through outdoor adventure experiences. We offer trips year round that connect teens to local, national and international wildlife and wild places. Each destination, adventure, and educational opportunity is intentional. “Each program we offer focuses on connecting the hands, the . . .
Edventure Launches Stroller Safaris
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s EdVenture department is excited to introduce Stroller Safaris, a brand-new monthly program series for early explorers. Stroller Safaris are informal exploratory experiences for children between the ages of one and four. During every Stroller Safari, children accompanied by an adult will use all five senses to connect with nature and animals. Participants . . .
Unique (and Educational) Gift Ideas!
The time of gift giving is upon us, which means spending time thinking of the perfect gift to share with your loved ones. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has some great ideas that can help you spend less time shopping and more time together. For the person who has everything or the animal lover who can’t get . . .
Fall Day Camp Registration is Open!
Though it feels like summer just ended, fall is here. That means your children will soon have a full week off school. Don’t worry though; Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is here with new camp adventures! Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is offering Fall Break day camps November 19-20-21 and 23 (no camp November 22) for kids Kindergarten – 6th . . .