–Seven nights of spooktacular activities planned the next two weekends and Halloween night–

Colorado Springs, CO – Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will come alive with Halloween spirit when thousands of little ghouls and goblins attend Boo at the Zoo beginning this Friday, October 20. The event is a fun way for families to trick-or-treat and enjoy Halloween festivities in a safe and unique environment. This year’s Boo at the Zoo is Oct. 20 – 22, 27 – 29 and 31. Boo hours are 4 – 8:30 p.m. all seven nights, with the last admission sold at 7:30 p.m. (Cheyenne Mountain Zoo admission windows will close for daytime admission at 2 p.m.)

New this year, Boo at the Zoo attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets online, in advance of the date they want to visit. The advance price is $3 less per ticket than at the gate, and popular evenings are likely to sell out! Tickets will be available for purchase at the gate ONLY if not sold out in advance. Ticket prices increase at the gate. On-site parking is limited and is not guaranteed with advance ticket purchase. If the Zoo’s parking lot is full, follow the signs to our free off-site shuttle parking lot. Purchase tickets online at: cmzoo.org/boo.

Frightfully fun attractions include a Lighted Pumpkin Patch, Haunted Fun House, Ghoulish Graveyard and Pirate Cove. Plus, a visit to the Zoo wouldn’t be complete without animals! Special keeper talks, animal demos and animal encounters will be offered each night. Select animal exhibits will also be open, including giraffes, lions, Goat Experience, Scutes Family Gallery, Wilgruen Elephant Barn, The Loft, Monkey Pavilion and Australia Walkabout.

An elephant-sized amount of candy (more than 9,000 pounds!) will be handed out at more than 20 Spooky Treat Stations throughout the Zoo during Boo at the Zoo. The Zoo’s candy supply is purchased from companies that are members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), which is committed to the use of sustainable palm oil and the protection of orangutan habitat in Indonesia and Malaysia. To find your own Halloween candy that’s orangutan friendly, download CMZ’s sustainable palm oil shopping guide at: cmzoo.org/palmoil.

Fast Facts

Boo at the Zoo at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Dates: Oct. 20 – 22, Oct. 27 – 29 and 31
4 – 8:30 p.m. (last ticket sold at 7:30 p.m.)

Boo Online Advance Pricing:
$17.75 for ages 3-64
$12.75 for Zoo members
$15.75 Military and 65+
75¢ for ages 2 and under

Boo Pricing at the gate (if not sold out in advance):
$20.75 for ages 3-64
$15.75 for Zoo members
$18.75 Military and 65+
75¢ for ages 2 and under

For more information, visit www.cmzoo.org/boo

Boo at the Zoo is made possible by our generous sponsors: 
Children’s Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs Pediatric Dentistry, Les Schwab Tire Centers, Navy Federal Credit Union, T. Rowe Price and your Colorado Springs Toyota Dealers.

About Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society was founded in 1926. Today, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, America’s ONLY mountain zoo, offers comprehensive education programs, exciting conservation efforts and truly fantastic animal experiences. It is Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s hope that guests fall in love with animals and nature, and take action to protect them. Of the 233 zoos and aquariums accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is one of just ten operating without tax support. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo depends on admissions, membership dues and donations for funding.

Dropbox link for media photos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/i144xdza9ml9frc/AADaLNyio2wFNPTLd14qzasja?dl=0

— Military Appreciation Week honors service members and their families with a week-long bonus discount —

Colorado Springs, CO – Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is celebrating the service of military personnel and their families during Military Appreciation Week, Monday, September 11 through Sunday, September 17 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (last admission sold at 4 p.m.). All active duty, veteran and retired military members and their dependents who live in the same household will receive half off our base Zoo admission.

Military Appreciation Week is the Zoo’s way of thanking military personnel for their service to our great country. It will be a week of gratitude from the animals! For maximum savings, come Monday through Thursday to take advantage of weekday pricing. Friday through Sunday will be peak pricing days, wherein admission is a little higher.

To receive the discount, military personnel and their dependents will need to present a valid military ID at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s admission booth. Accepted IDs include: a valid military / retired military ID; a copy of your DD214; your state driver’s license printed with veteran indicator or military identifier; or your ID issued by the VA, VFW or American Legion. If a service member is deployed, dependents are still entitled to this discount; we simply ask that they furnish their valid ID.

FAST FACTS

Military Appreciation Week at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Monday, September 11 through Sunday, September 17
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily (last admission sold at 4 p.m.)
Active, veteran or retired military and their immediate family in the same household
Half off base Zoo admission
For more information, visit: www.cmzoo.org/military

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Military Appreciation Week is possible because of the generous support of the Zoo’s event sponsors: 
Children’s Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs Pediatric Dentistry and Ent.

About Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society was founded in 1926. Today, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, America’s ONLY mountain zoo, offers comprehensive education programs, exciting conservation efforts and truly fantastic animal experiences. It is Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s hope that guests fall in love with animals and nature, and take action to protect them. Of the 233 zoos and aquariums accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is one of just ten operating without tax support. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo depends on admissions, membership dues and donations for funding.

– Teddy Bear Day offers $10 discount on a child’s admission when accompanied by a stuffed animal –

Colorado Springs, CO – Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s 29th annual Teddy Bear Day is tomorrow, Saturday, August 19 from 9 a.m. – 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¢.

During Teddy Bear Day, children and their parents can visit the Teddy Bear Clinic located at Lodge at Moose Lake; pediatric experts and volunteers from Children’s Hospital Colorado will be on hand to provide x-rays and check-ups to stuffed animals. During the check-up, each bear will get a health evaluation and “medical” procedures will be administered to injured stuffed animals. The clinic is a great way for kids to familiarize themselves with the health care community and what they can expect if they need to visit a doctor, hospital or dentist.

There will be additional activities for kids at Lodge at Moose Lake, including a coloring station and the opportunity to meet some of the Zoo’s hands-on outreach animals. Plus, guests can also watch animal care demonstrations and keeper talks throughout the day.

Fast Facts

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Teddy Bear Day
Saturday, August 19
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Kids (3 – 11): $9.75, when accompanied by a stuffed animal
Kids (2 and under): 75¢
Zoo Members: free

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s 29th annual Teddy Bear Day is possible because of the generous support of our sponsors, Black Bear Diner, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs Pediatric Dentistry, Kaiser Permanente and your Colorado Springs Toyota Dealers.

About Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society was founded in 1926. Today, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, America’s ONLY mountain zoo, offers comprehensive education programs, exciting conservation efforts and truly fantastic animal experiences. It is Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s hope that guests fall in love with animals and nature, and take action to protect them. Of the 230 zoos and aquariums accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is one of only 10 operating without tax support. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo depends on admissions, membership dues and donations for funding.

A Dropbox link with images for your use is here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4hzhdid8ypdfzf1/AADpk3ygiuCTosMXNdYnm8e9a?dl=0

Webpage: https://www.cmzoo.org/teddybearday

–Cheyenne Mountain Zoo hosts event featuring music, food and cocktails!–

Colorado Springs, CO – The first of two Tails, Tunes & Tastes events is tomorrow night, Thursday, July 27!

Tickets are all-inclusive and include beer, wine and spirits, as well as unlimited samples of international delights prepared by the Zoo’s onsite caterer, Taste. Four food stations will be set up at various points around the Zoo. The featured cuisines will be Asian, American, Mediterranean and South American. Additionally, there will be gluten-free and vegetarian options at every station. Local musicians will set the mood throughout the Zoo and have guests dancing the night away until 9:30 p.m.!

No Zoo event would be complete without animals. Most animal exhibits will be open until 8 p.m., so guests can experience the full Zoo experience (minus kids, of course), get hands-on with animals from The Loft, feed the giraffe ($3) and watch special keeper talks and animal demonstrations.

The event will go on rain or shine. All sampling areas will be sheltered from the weather, but guests are encouraged to bring rain gear to walk around the Zoo, in case of showers.

Limited tickets are still available online at $45.75 and will be $50.75 on the day of the event, if available.

Tails, Tunes & Tastes is from 6 – 9:30 p.m. and is a great way to help the Zoo care for and feed more than 750 animals, while also getting to enjoy some great food, drinks and local musicians. For those who can’t make this event, don’t worry – there’s a second Tails, Tunes & Tastes event Thursday, August 31. Tickets for that date are available for purchase online.

To purchase tickets and for all the details, as well as a full food menu, downloadable map and animal demonstration times, please visit: cmzoo.org/tails.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Tails, Tunes & Tastes is sponsored by Bestway Disposal and the Colorado Springs Independent.

About Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society was founded in 1926. Today, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, America’s ONLY mountain zoo, offers comprehensive education programs, exciting conservation efforts and truly fantastic animal experiences. It is Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s hope that guests fall in love with animals and nature, and take action to protect them. Of the 229 zoos and aquariums accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is one of just nine operating without tax support. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo depends on admissions, membership dues and donations for funding.

–Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s adults-only evening will be the WILDEST event in town tomorrow–

Colorado Springs, CO – Moonlight on the Mountain, one of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s adult-only events, is tomorrow night! Attendance is restricted to adults 21 and over. Tickets include unlimited samples of beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks, as well as delicious eats from area restaurants. Plus, local musicians will set the mood throughout the Zoo and have guests dancing the night away until 10 p.m.!

No Zoo event would be complete without animals! Animal exhibits will be open until 8 p.m., so guests can experience the full Zoo experience (minus kids, of course), get hands-on with animals from The Loft, feed giraffe and watch special keeper talks and animal demonstrations. The forecast looks sunny, but this event will go on rain or shine, so please come prepared!

Moonlight on the Mountain tickets are officially sold out, but even if you miss it, rest assured that another “ZOOper” event is right around the corner. The Zoo is offering two more adult-only events this summer – Tails, Tunes & Tastes! The event will be offered on both Thursday, July 27 and Thursday, August 31 (tickets sold separately) from 6 – 9:30 p.m. Tails, Tunes & Tastes will feature the full Zoo experience, live music, and all-inclusive food and drink.

Both Moonlight on the Mountain and Tails, Tunes & Tastes are great ways to help the Zoo care for and feed more than 750 animals while also getting to enjoy some great food, drinks and local musicians.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Moonlight on the Mountain is sponsored by:
Children’s Hospital Colorado, Bestway Disposal, Cordera, Pioneer Sand and Navy Federal Credit Union.

 

About Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society was founded in 1926. Today, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, America’s ONLY mountain zoo, offers comprehensive education programs, exciting conservation efforts and truly fantastic animal experiences. It is Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s hope that guests fall in love with animals and nature, and take action to protect them. Of the 229 zoos and aquariums accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is one of just nine operating without tax support. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo depends on admissions, membership dues and donations for funding.