CMZoo’s Green-Thumbed Teens Tend Garden, Cultivate More Than Produce
There are no ‘lazy days of summer’ for Jaxen Maynor. The 16-year-old has been hard at work alongside a group of teens who are tending to a garden as part of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Teen Program. The teens are growing tomatoes, rosemary, zucchini, kale, dill, parsley and more. They also have a plot dedicated to . . .
Outdoor School Programs Inspire Nature-Lovers of All Ages
Let’s Go Outside! Outdoor School Provides Nature-Based Programs for All Ages Spending time in nature can help reduce stress, increase balance, and trigger happiness! Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is offering a new series of programs for those who are interested in connecting with nature, the outdoors, and their families through hands-on interactive experiences. Classes will engage . . .
New Faces in The Loft
What’s small, has a wiggly nose and adorable eyes, and feels like a cactus? A hedgehog! The Loft at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is now home to two adorable African pygmy hedgehogs, named Mantis and Groot. These animal ambassadors are sisters, and are about a year and a half old. Hedgehogs are primarily solitary, so you . . .
New Opportunities to Explore and Learn with CMZoo’s EdVenture Department
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s EdVenture Department is finding new ways to connect you with our animals. These new programs give guests options that suit their comfort level, while still providing up-close, custom animal experiences. Even with virtual options, we can still get you very, very close! Take a look at some of the newest programs offered: . . .
Perfect Gifts for Animal Lovers
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. For the Artist or Decorator: Consider picking up . . .
New Edventure Programs for Kids and Kids at Heart
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s EdVenture Department is looking for creative ways to support our community with familiar favorites and some amazing new programs during these unusual times. From homeschoolers and scout groups, to 21-and-up evening tours and more, CMZoo’s EdVenture team is sure they have an exciting program for you, no matter your age. Hands On . . .
Join Godric, Hedwig and Nesher for International Vulture Awareness Day
The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo family is getting excited for International Vulture Awareness Day (IVAD) on Saturday, September 5, 2020 – almost as excited as Godric, Hedwig and Nesher, CMZoo’s three vultures, get for training time. When 6-year-old male African cape vulture, Godric, and 14-year-old female African cape vulture, Hedwig, see their keepers approaching, they come . . .
Three NEW Ways to Celebrate Birthdays with the Zoo!
Celebrating birthdays in this unusual time can be tough, but Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has a new and fun way to (safely) celebrate that special day! The Birthday Party Pack is an all-inclusive Zoo visit that allows guests to socially distance, see animals in person, and get some great birthday amenities. Birthday Party Pack includes the . . .
ZOOMobile is Once Again Bringing the Zoo to You!
Would you like to invite a chinchilla to your corporate event? Or maybe a ferret to your family function? Having a snake at your socially distanced soirée would certainly make a statement! CMZoo’s EdVenture team is once again offering ZOOMobile, our animal ambassador community outreach program, after a several-month hiatus. There are several different types . . .
Unplug and Re-Engage at CMZoo’s Silent Night
Our newest event, Silent Night, aims to provide the community with an environment of low-sensory respite. At the event, guests enjoy a quiet Zoo experience with only the natural sounds of animals and the mountainside. At a time when many of our community members need a mental break, this event encourages them to meander at . . .