Bring Your Students to the Zoo.
We welcome school groups at any time. In an effort to better serve you, please register two weeks in advance of your Zoo visit.
While planning your visit: Take a moment to register for your visit by completing the school group form below. This information allows us to plan for proper staffing on busy days and to have contact information for your group, particularly in the event of an emergency. No further update is needed.
While Cheyenne Mountain Zoo prides itself on the fun learning experiences guests have with every visit, we still encourage all groups to have a planned educational activity as part of their trip. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has a variety of education programs to meet your groups’ needs. Some program offerings can be included with the price of your group admission or qualifying groups may be awarded scholarships for specific programs.
In planning your educational activities, please realize that while staff may be available to answer students’ questions, they do have busy schedules and their time is valuable. If you are working on a specific subject and would like to guarantee time for your group to meet with a member of our animal care staff, book a keeper interview (advanced registration is required). For more information about the Zoo, including picnic areas and other logistics, download our Zoo Visit Information Sheet.
When you arrive at the Zoo: Please check in at the Admissions Booth located at the Zoo entrance, with your group numbers and payment ready. Also provide the Zoo with a contact name and cell phone number of an individual responsible for the group during the visit that day, or confirm the contact information provided in advance. You will receive Quarters for Conservation tokens to hand out to your group. Learn more about this program and how your visit helps the Zoo conserve wildlife by visiting the Quarters for Conservation section of the website or downloading the Zoo Visit Information Sheet.
School Group Rates:
Spring Season April 1 - June 30: $6.50 per child
Remainder of the Year July 1 - March 31: $5.25 per child
(Includes a $0.25 donation to Quarters for Conservation).
You will also be allowed 1 free adult chaperone per 10 students. Any other adults with the group will be charged a discounted admission rate of $15.25 during peak-season (May 1 -Labor Day) or $12.25 during off-season (day after Labor Day-April). Children under the age of 3 are free. Memberships DO NOT apply for Docent tours and Education Programs. Education program fees may be an additional charge and require advanced registration. Please visit the School Groups page to register your visit and receive further valuable information.
Cash, in-state check, Visa, Mastercard and Discover are all accepted. Please have one person pay for the entire group.
Student Zoo Members:
For children whose families have Zoo Memberships, collect the membership card or a photocopy of the card and please have these available when paying for the group. Memberships DO NOT apply for Docent tours and Education Programs. Education program fees may be an additional charge and require advanced registration.
During your Zoo visit, please adhere the following guidelines:
- Treat Zoo animals with dignity and respect and do not provoke or taunt animals.
- Adult supervisors must remain with the group for the duration of the visit.
- Respect other Zoo visitors and Zoo property.
- Children visiting the gift shop must be supervised. Backpacks and school bags are not allowed into the gift shop.
- Violations of these guidelines may result in eviction from the Zoo.
Please submit your school group information to us below:
Submit your school group information form above, or fax/mail this printed pdf form to:
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Guest Services
4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
For questions or further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 719.633.9925, ext. 0