A New Way to Connect with Nature
This summer Cheyenne Mountain Zoo launched a new program to help connect people of all ages with the outdoors. CMZoo’s Outdoor School offers hands-on and interactive experiences and programs for people interested in connecting with nature, the outdoors, and their families. Classes engage the whole person (physically, mentally and emotionally) and develop a stronger connection . . .
Electric Safari Lights Up 22 Nights, Beginning Dec. 6
CMZoo’s 50 acres of twinkling mountainside lights, named 2018 Fifth Best Zoo Lights in U.S., is again nominated for national USA Today Readers’ Choice ranking Colorado Springs, Colo. – More than 50 acres of twinkling lights, 85 artisan-made light sculptures, breathtaking nighttime city views and the nearby sound of roaring lions can only mean one . . .
Thanksgiving Break Camps
If you’re looking for fun and educational activities for the kids the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Thanksgiving week, look no further than Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Fall Break Camps! Registration is open now. On November 25, 26 and 27, 2019, kids from kindergarten to sixth grade can take part in one or all three days . . .
Scary! Only Eighteen Days Until Boo at the Zoo
Tickets are on sale now for seven nights of spooktacular activities over two weekends and Halloween night Colorado Springs, Colo. – Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will feel the Halloween spirit when thousands of little ghouls and goblins attend Boo at the Zoo beginning Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. The event is a fun way for families to . . .
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Hosts ‘Toss the Tusk’ Ivory Surrender Event
To help protect elephants and offer a way for the community to make a direct impact on the crisis, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is hosting an ivory surrender event on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Toss the Tusk gives the public a direct opportunity to take a stand for elephants and be part of this global movement to stop the killing and trafficking, by stopping the demand. By surrendering ivory, ensuring it will never hold value in the market, the public can send a strong signal to the world that that elephants are the only ones that should wear ivory.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Silent Night Provides Mindful Evening Experience
Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sept. 9, 2019) – Silent Night is a brand-new CMZoo event, which we hope will provide our community with a place of respite, away from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind. Enjoy a quiet Zoo experience, join a meditation session at the EdVenture building, meander at a peaceful pace without a schedule and simply clear your mind. This event might also be ideal for those who are seeking a low-sensory experience.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Celebrates Military Appreciation Week
Monday, Sept. 9 - Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019 all active duty, veteran and retired military members and their dependents who live in the same household will receive half off the base Zoo admission. Military Appreciation Week is the Zoo’s way of thanking military personnel for their service to our country, apart from the daily available military discount. To receive the discount, present your valid military ID at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s admission booth.
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 . . .
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Invites Public to Teddy Bear Day
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s 31st annual Teddy Bear Day is Saturday, Aug. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kids age 3 to 11 who are accompanied by a teddy bear, or other stuffed friend, get into the Zoo for just $9.75 (a $10 savings). As always, it pays to be a member – there’s no charge for members to get into Teddy Bear Day. Children 2 and under are just 75¢.
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...