Need To Know Info

Today’s Zoo Hours

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Zoo is open for advance reservations. All members and non-members must reserve tickets in advance.
Mountaineer Sky Ride : 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. – weekends only (last ride at 3:30 p.m.)

Exceptions to Normal Hours

Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun is closed under “Level Red” restrictions until further notice, as of Thursday, November 26, 2020.

– Electric Safari Early Closures;

  • The Zoo will close at 4 p.m. in preparation for Electric Safari on December 4-6, 11-23, and 25-Jan 1.
  • The Zoo will reopen for Electric Safari at 4:20 p.m. for Zoo members and their paying guests only, and 5:20 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.
  • Advance tickets are required for everyone.

Holiday Hours 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.;

  • Christmas Eve: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., last admission 2 p.m., last Sky Ride 2:30 p.m., Shrine closed, Electric Safari CLOSED.
  • Christmas Day: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., last admission 2 p.m., last Sky Ride 2:30 p.m., Shrine closed, Electric Safari 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. (exclusive early entry for Zoo members and their paying guests at 4:30 p.m.)
  • New Year’s Eve: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., last admission 2 p.m., last Sky Ride 2:30 p.m., Shrine closed, Electric Safari 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. (exclusive early entry for Zoo members and their paying guests at 4:30 p.m.)
  • New Year’s Day: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., last admission 2 p.m., last Sky Ride 2:30 p.m., Shrine closed, Electric Safari 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. (exclusive early entry for Zoo members and their paying guests at 4:30 p.m.)

– Please visit our Alerts & Special Notices page for details and future updates.

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 Zisitoo 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.

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 forth 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 the brand-new 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.

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