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...
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 . . .
Moonlight on the Mountain is Sold Out, But Tickets Remain for Other Summer Adults-Only Fundraisers
Moonlight on the Mountain, one of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s most popular adult-only events, is Thursday, June 27, from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets to this 21 and over event are officially sold out, but Tails, Tunes & Tastes tickets are still available. Moonlight on the Mountain attendees will enjoy...
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 . . .
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Annual Run to the Shrine, Saturday, May 18
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo hosts its 11th annual Run to the Shrine Saturday, May 18. Online pre-registration saves participants five dollars per registration, and closes May 15, 2019. The annual Run to the Shrine fundraiser is the only day of the year foot traffic is allowed on the road to the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun. The 4-mile up-and-back course offers breathtaking views of Colorado Springs
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 . . .