Discounts and Promotions

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Military Discounts

The military discount is offered to all active duty military, including National Guard and Reserves, and their dependents in the same household, or retired military and their dependents in the same household, any day of the year. The military discount for general Zoo admission is $3 off normal rates; for a Zoo membership it is $25 off. This discount cannot be combined with other offers. A valid military ID is required upon purchase and every time you check in as a Zoo member. The purchaser of the membership must be military; it is not applicable to the gift recipient. Please visit our membership page for more information.

School Group Discounts

  • Colorado PreK-12 School Groups
    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 & Group Visits page to register your visit and receive further valuable information.

  • Out-of-State PreK-12 School Groups
    $2 off the current regular Zoo admissions rates for adults, children and seniors. A minimum 15 people are required to obtain this group rate. Education program fees may be an additional charge and require advanced registration. Please visit the School & Group Visits page to register your visit and receive further valuable information.

General Group Discounts

Groups of 15 or more can receive $2.00 per person off regular Zoo admission (peak or off-season) prices. Group rates are not valid with other discounts or coupons, and we are unable to accept passes in place of admission fees for these rates. These rates also apply to daycare centers, church groups and other groups that are not Colorado K-12 schools. Education program fees may be an additional charge and require advanced registration. Please visit the School & Group Visits page to register your visit and receive further valuable information.

Recycle Old Cell Phones Discount

Bring your old cell phone(s) to recycle at the Zoo and receive $2 off per person/per cell phone on regularly priced Zoo admission tickets. Some limitations apply.

Stay and Play Discounts

Discover discount packages on hotels and Zoo admission at Stay and Play.

Social Promotions

Check out the Zoo's Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest pages for occasional promotions and specials often happening nowhere else!


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Zoo Ticket Requests for Fundraisers/Events

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization and is pleased to support many community organizations and schools each year by donating admission tickets for fundraising purposes. Given the large number of requests, ticket donations are limited and must meet specific criteria. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo relies on its admission revenue to support its own operation and conservation work.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo cannot consider requests for Zoo memberships, behind the scenes experiences or special events. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will process requests for day admission passes only.

Donation requests will be reviewed on or around the 15th of the month two months prior to the event date (for example, if your event is on June 20, your request will be reviewed in mid-April). The organization requesting the donation will be contacted by email, regardless of whether or not the request is approved, within a week of the review date. Non-profit organizations and schools will be considered for a donation of admission passes if the following Donation Guidelines are met.

Please review the Donation Guidelines if you have questions as to whether or not your organization is eligible.

To make your donation request, please use our online form. Please note requests by phone, mail or fax will not be considered.

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Zoo for All Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Funding for Admission

For non-profit organizations seeking information about scholarship funding for Zoo admission, please view the Zoo for All Scholarship guidelines and FAQ. To access a Scholarship Application .pdf .