HAPPENINGS AT THE ZOO
-- Mark your calendars for un-bear-ably fun days, starry evenings, and wild nights at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo --
6/17/11, 7/22/11, 8/19/11: Stargazing Evenings
7/9/11 – 7/10/11: Teddy Bear Days
8/4/11: Moonlight on the Mountain
All Summer: Spend a Night at the Zoo!
Friday, June 17, July 22, and August 19, 2011
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Back by popular demand, soar over the zoo on the Mountaineer Sky Ride as the sun goes down during our summer Stargazing Series at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo! Get a closer look at the night sky with the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society and their telescopes, make glow-in-the-dark slime with Science Matters, and star in your own 3D movie with Cool Science.
Regular Mountaineer Sky Ride prices apply. Please note, only the Mountaineer Sky Ride is open; the zoo is closed. Access the Mountaineer Sky Ride from the zoo parking lot. Passes cannot be accepted for this special event.
Adults (12 and up): $5
Kids (3 – 11): $4
Kids (2 and under): free
Members: $1 discount
Teddy Bear Days
Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10, 2011
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
This summer tradition is so much fun, it’s un-bear-able! During Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s 23rd annual Teddy Bear Days, kids 12 and under accompanied by a teddy bear (or other stuffed friend) will get into the zoo for just $5.25. Check out special bear demonstrations from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. both days and stop by the teddy bear clinic in the Lodge at Moose Lake for a free bear check-up. Nurses will administer stitches, splints, and other medical care as needed, and each bear’s weight, height, and temperature will be “officially” recorded.
Children must be accompanied by a paid adult; maximum of four children per adult. No other discounts apply.
Kids (3 – 11): $5.25 (when accompanied by a stuffed friend)
Kids (2 and under): free
Moonlight on the Mountain
Thursday, August 4, 2011
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Save the date for this wild, adults-only evening at the zoo! Enjoy the full zoo experience, plus beer and wine, great food from area restaurants, and live music. You must be 21-years-old to attend.
Tickets will be available for purchase online soon. Register for e-news from Cheyenne Mountain Zoo to be among the first to get tickets!
Moonlight Safaris and WildNights
It’s a whole new zoo at night! Come see what the animals do after the crowds leave. Choose to explore the zoo for a few hours by moonlight (Moonlight Safari) or spend the entire night and wake up with the animals (WildNight). Moonlight Safaris and WildNights are great team-building experiences for families, scouts, and groups of all ages.