BE EARLY, OR YOU’LL BE LATE TO BOO AT THE ZOO

-- Huge crowds expected Halloween weekend at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. --


October 28, 2010 – Close to 7,000 people streamed through the gates at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo last weekend for the biggest Halloween party in the region, and even more are expected this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Oct 29 – 31. The event runs 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each night, with last admission sold at 7:30 p.m. Arrival before ticket pre-sales begin at 5:00 p.m. is encouraged. Parking at the zoo is limited, and once all spots are filled, a wait can be expected. No passes or coupons accepted.

Beat the Crowds on a FREE Shuttle

Purchase your Boo at the Zoo tickets right on the shuttle, and skip the parking hassles and line at the front gate. You’ll also get a coupon for free giraffe crackers! Shuttles depart from the Sears parking lot at Broadmoor Towne Center on Southgate Road every 15 to 20 minutes. Shuttle service begins at 4:30 p.m. and runs continuously until the event ends.

Orangutan-Friendly Candy

Safe trick-or-treating continues to be a big draw for parents, and Boo at the Zoo won’t disappoint. Quality Nestle chocolates and candies will be handed out at 25+ Spooky Treat Stations throughout the zoo. The zoo supports Nestle and other companies committed to the use of sustainable palm oil and orangutan conservation in Indonesia and Malaysia. A helpful Palm Oil Friendly Candy Guide.

Pricing

$15 Ages 3 - 65
$9 Zoo Members 
$13 Military, Over 65 Senior Discount

Kids under age 3 free. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Mountaineer Sky Ride/Boo Combo Pricing
$18 Ages 3 - 65
$12 Zoo Members 
$16 Military, Over 65 Senior Discount

Mountaineer Sky Ride Only
$5 Adults
$4 Ages 3 – 11
Zoo members receive $1 off Mountaineer Sky Ride admission prices.

Activities & Fun

Boo at the Zoo is a fun way for families with young children to trick-or-treat and enjoy Halloween festivities in a safe and unique environment.

The popular haunted house and ghostly graveyard both return this year to offer frightful fun for all members of the family, and be sure to check out the “Zooper Heroes” animal show at the Lodge at Moose Lake. Take the Mountaineer Sky Ride to Swamp Monster’s Slime Factory, featuring the mad scientists from Science Matters. Little spooks will enjoy the creepy bat cave, lighted pumpkin path, and Boo carousel. Select animal exhibits will also be open, including African Rift Valley, Loft, Monkey Pavilion, Lion's Lair, and Aquatics.

Sponsor Appreciation

This year’s Boo at the Zoo sponsors include:
Toyota of Colorado Springs, Liberty Toyota, Comcast, The Gazette, Wendy’s, KLite 106.3, Y96.9
, My 99.9 and The Colorado Springs School.