Let’s Go Outside! Outdoor School Provides Nature-Based Programs for All Ages
Spending time in nature can help reduce stress and trigger happiness! Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is offering small-group programs that foster connections with nature, the outdoors and each other. Through hands-on interactive experiences, classes will engage the whole person – physically, mentally and emotionally – and build a stronger connection with our natural world. Outdoor School . . .
Take Your Waddle to Full Throttle at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Annual Run to the Shrine Four-mile walk/run fundraiser offers once-a-year views from Shrine Road
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo hosts its 14th annual Run to the Shrine, featuring a waddling African penguin as this year’s event mascot, on Sat., May 14 and Sun., May 15, 2022. Saturday’s event is sold out, but there’s still room to join in the fun on Sunday! Run to the Shrine is the only time of . . .
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 . . .
Electric Safari Ranked Third Best Zoo Lights in U.S. by USA TODAY’S 10Best
ANNUAL HOLIDAY LIGHTS CELEBRATION CONTINUES THROUGH SATURDAY, JANUARY 1, 2022 – USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards today announced that Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Electric Safari ranked third in the national Best Zoo Lights category for the third year in a row. This is the sixth year running that Electric Safari has ranked in the top . . .
‘Tis the Season for 25 Nights of Electric Safari, Beginning Dec. 3
NAMED THIRD BEST ZOO LIGHTS IN U.S. IN 2020, ELECTRIC SAFARI IS AGAIN NOMINATED FOR NATIONAL USA TODAY READERS’ CHOICE RANKING – More than 50 acres of twinkling lights, 60 artisan-made light sculptures, breathtaking nighttime city views and the nearby sound of roaring lions can only mean one thing in Colorado Springs: Electric Safari is . . .