Like most businesses, the Zoo has adapted to these unprecedented times and is committed to our mission of connecting people with animals. The Zoo may be closed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t see the animals or virtually visit our grounds! Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has launched four different virtual programs keep you connected and offer fun ways to support the Zoo during these difficult times.
Custom Animal Shout-Outs: Shout outs are 4- to 5-minute pre-recorded videos that feature an animal ambassador of your choice, customized to include a unique message for someone special. Birthdays are currently the most popular, but graduation celebrations, anniversaries, or “just because” messages can also be featured. It’s a fun and unique way to support the Zoo and remind someone in your life that you are thinking of them, and bring a smile to their face.
Animal Interviews: This option features up to 30 minutes via a live virtual connection with an animal ambassador of your choice from The Loft and a keeper to share fun facts, demonstrate some great behaviors, and answer any questions you might have about the animal. This is perfect for a curious child who loves animals, a classroom learning about a certain species, or even a group of adults who might miss seeing some animal friends at the Zoo. Really, anyone can enjoy an animal interview!
Virtual Custom Curriculum: Curriculum videos feature up to a 30-minute pre-recorded tour of the Zoo. A CMZoo educator will walk you through the Zoo and create content based on your request. Animal lifecycles? No problem! Focus on Colorado species? Done! Weird and wild facts? Let’s do this! Just miss seeing the Zoo and want to do a 30-minute loop? We are here for you! Because the content is customizable, tours can be created for just about anyone or any group of animal lovers.
Virtual Animal Encounters: These 20-minute virtual live encounters are similar to Animal Interviews, but include opportunities to virtually visit with animals from all around the Zoo! Enjoy a private 20-minute virtual session with your choice of sloths, elephants, meerkats, zebras and more.
You can still visit your favorite Zoo and your favorite animals, while keeping a safe distance! Visit cmzoo.org/virtual to learn more about pricing and to find the perfect Virtual Experience for you.