-- Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Military Appreciation Week, September 12 – 18, 2011,
honors service members and families with a special $5.25 rate. --

August 30, 2011, Colorado Springs, CO – Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is extending its celebration of military personnel and their families this year beyond the single weekend in years past. During Military Appreciation Week, Monday, September 12 – Sunday, September 18, 2011, all active duty/retired military members and their families receive zoo admission for just $5.25 per person, a discount of up to $6.00 off regular military rates.

“It’s one small way we can recognize how much we appreciate the many military families in our community making such huge sacrifices on the public’s behalf,” said Cheyenne Mountain Zoo President Bob Chastain. “With so many service members returning from duty, it’s an excellent opportunity to invite them to gather as a family and spend some quality time together while experiencing the natural world.”

To receive the discount, simply present valid military identification at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo admissions booth. Military personnel also receive 10% off merchandise in the Thundergod Gift Shop.

Military Appreciation Week is sponsored by Toyota of Colorado Springs, Liberty Toyota, Ent, Colorado Springs Pediatric Dentistry,, Y96.9 and 107.9 KDZA.