Advance Timed Tickets

Timed e-tickets must be purchased in advance, and are subject to selling out on popular days. Your ticket will indicate the earliest time you can enter the Zoo. From the ticketed time, you have a half-hour window to enter the Zoo (for example, if your ticket is for 10 a.m., you need to be in line to enter the Zoo by 10:30 a.m.). Once you’re inside, you are welcome to stay in the Zoo until closing time (typically 5 p.m.).

  • Please reserve your timed e-tickets in advance using the links below; advance e-tickets are required for entry for Zoo members and non-members. Why Advance Tickets?
  • View the 2022 Zoo Ticket Pricing Calendar PDF here
  • View the 2023 Zoo Ticket Pricing Calendar PDF here
  • All individuals visiting the Zoo must have their own advance e-ticket, including children age 2 and under.
  • Choose your date and arrival time. A limited number of e-tickets are available to enter during each time period. If your first choice is sold out, please choose another time or day to visit. NOTE: Before you get tickets, view any Alerts & Special Notices.
  • No refunds or exchanges. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is an all-weather venue and is open 365 days a year, regardless of weather. No refunds or exchanges will be given for inclement weather or any other reason.
  • For all ticket assistance or questions, email [email protected].

Hours & Directions

Today's Zoo Hours

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Advance tickets are required for both members and non-members. Why Advance Tickets? See our FAQs.
Mountaineer Sky Ride : 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (last ride at 1:30 p.m.)
Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun : 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (last car up at 3 p.m.)

Exceptions to Normal Hours

(Normal daytime Zoo hours are year-round, daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., unless otherwise noted.)

  • On both Thursday & Friday, November 24 & 25, the Will Rogers Shrine will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Zoo Address

Located in southwest Colorado Springs on the side of Cheyenne Mountain, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is situated just above (to the west) of The Broadmoor.

Driving directions to the Zoo from I-25

  • Take exit 138 (Circle Drive).
  • Go west on Lake Avenue, toward The Broadmoor.
  • Turn right at the hotel roundabout; follow the signs to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
  • Google Maps Driving Directions

Electric Safari Early Closures:

– On evenings of Electric Safari, December 2-4, 9-23, 25 – January 1, 2023: Zoo daytime hours are 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (except holidays Dec. 25, 31, Jan. 1, Zoo closes at 3 p.m.), last timed tickets 2-2:30 p.m., last Sky Ride (if open) 2 p.m., Shrine closes at 1:30 p.m. – last car up at 12:30 p.m.
– The Zoo will reopen for Electric Safari 4 to 5 p.m. for Zoo members and their paying guests only, and 5 p.m. for the general public. Electric Safari closes at 8:30 p.m.
– A separate admission fee is required for Electric Safari for non-members. Zoo members attend for free with complimentary reservations. Advance timed tickets are required for all attending Electric Safari.

Holiday Hours 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.:

Thanksgiving Day: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., last timed entry 1:30 p.m., last Sky Ride (if open) 2 p.m., Shrine is closed.
Christmas Eve: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., last timed entry 1:30 p.m., last Sky Ride (if open) 2 p.m., Shrine closes at 2 p.m. (last car up at 1 p.m.), Electric Safari CLOSED.
Christmas Day: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., last timed entry 1:30 p.m., last Sky Ride (if open) 2 p.m., Shrine closed, Electric Safari 5 – 8:30 p.m. (exclusive early entry for Zoo members and their paying guests at 4 p.m.)
New Year’s Eve: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., last timed entry 1:30 p.m., last Sky Ride (if open) 2 p.m., Shrine closes at 1:30 p.m. (last car up at 12:30 p.m.), Electric Safari 5 – 8:30 p.m. (exclusive early entry for Zoo members and their paying guests at 4 p.m.)
New Year’s Day: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., last timed entry 1:30 p.m., last Sky Ride (if open) 2 p.m., Shrine closed, Electric Safari 5 – 8:30 p.m. (exclusive early entry for Zoo members and their paying guests at 4 p.m.)
Note: Will Rogers Shrine has additional holiday hours – see complete details.

Daily Schedules (weather permitting)

Animal Demonstrations

Today's Special Events

Exhibits

At America's mountain Zoo, connect with animals from all over the world, closer than you ever have before. Hand-feed Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's magnificent giraffe herd, which is one of the largest at any zoo in the U.S. Be sure to visit Rocky Mountain Wild, featuring animals native to our climate, where you can watch mountain lions overhead or grizzly bears swimming. For the sixth consecutive year, we've been voted one of the top ten zoos in North America by USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice Awards. And don't miss Water's Edge: Africa, with up-close views that you've never seen before of our Nile hippos, African penguins and others.

Custom Animal Experiences

Experience the Zoo in a whole new way, by booking a custom animal experience. Go behind the scenes with our keepers to learn about each animal's unique personality. See an animal in a personal setting, and maybe even get the chance to feed one.

Zoo Guest Reviews