Moonlight on the Mountain

Moonlight on the Mountain

An Adults-Only Evening at the Zoo.

Mix and mingle under the stars at a unique, adults-only evening event at the Zoo! This is one of the region’s premier annual mixers featuring the best food and drink our region has to offer. Enjoy unlimited samples of beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks while tasting delicious eats from area restaurants. Local musicians will set the mood throughout the Zoo, and Martini Shot will have you dancing the night away until 10 p.m.! All event proceeds benefit the care of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s animals.

Moonlight on the Mountain

Tickets are no longer available online.
You may purchase tickets at the door for $65.25
beginning at 5:30 p.m. on the night of the event.


Date: Thursday, June 26, 2014

Time: 6 - 10 p.m. (early entry for VIPs from 5-5:30 p.m.)
Cost: General Admission Tickets – $55.25* in advance; $65.25* at the door (if available)
VIP Early-Entry Tickets –$80.25* in advance (not available at the door) Moonlight on the Mountain sold out last year – get your tickets early!

Advance ticket sales ended at midnight, Tuesday, June 24.


General Admission Tickets: $55.25* in advance; $65.25* at the door (if available)
Last admission at 8 p.m.; animal exhibits open until 8 p.m.; event closes at 10 p.m.

GA Ticket includes:

  • Complimentary souvenir sampling cup.
  • Unlimited beverage sampling from regional breweries, wineries, distilleries and soft-drink crafters. 
  • Unlimited food sampling from regional restaurants.
  • Live musical entertainment throughout the Zoo, including a concert by Martini Shot, starting at 7:30 p.m.
  • The full Zoo experience from 6 – 8 p.m. including special animal shows and demos. (Animal exhibits close at 8 p.m.)

NEW THIS YEAR: VIP Early-Entry Tickets: $80.25* in advance (not available at the door)
VIP early admission from 5 to 5:30 p.m. only; regular admission from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Last admission at 8 p.m.; animal exhibits open until 8 p.m.; event closes at 10 p.m.

VIP Early-Entry ticket includes all General Admission benefits, PLUS::

  • Admission gates will be open from 5 to 5:30 p.m. for priority entry into the event, just for VIPs.
  • Shuttle from the front gate to Encounter Africa for extra sampling time. The Encounter Africa vendors will open early, just for VIPs. (You'll also be in a prime spot to access the rest of the event when it begins at 6 p.m.!)
  • Premium souvenir sampling cup.
  • Complimentary Sky Ride experience.


  • Moonlight on the Mountain will take place, rain or shine. All food/drink/music stations will be protected from the elements, but guests may want to bring an umbrella to walk from area to area.
  • General Admission and VIP advance tickets may be purchased online until midnight, June 24 or until they sell out, whichever comes first.
  • General Admission tickets will be available at the door for $65.25* per person beginning at 5:30 p.m., if they're still available.
  • VIP tickets are limited – buy yours early, before they sell out!
  • Dress for a fun night of food, drinks and dancing, but remember you will be walking up and down hills at the Zoo!
  • Please remember to print your e-ticket for admission to Moonlight on the Mountain.
  • ID is required for admission (NO EXCEPTIONS).
  • If purchasing more than one ticket online, be sure to include the first and last name of each person attending the event on the online form.
  • A cash bar will be available, in addition to unlimited sampling.
  • Please drink responsibly and plan for a designated driver.
  • Please carpool – it’s good for the environment.

*$0.25 of each ticket is allocated to Quarters for Conservation. Quarters for Conservation (Q4C) is an exciting initiative to greatly enhance our wildlife conservation work. Through the collection of quarters, we’ll provide funding for new and existing wildlife conservation projects. This program provides an opportunity to engage our staff and community in the effort, while also significantly expanding our contribution to wildlife conservation in our region and around the globe.

Questions: Call 719-424-7847 or email at


Libations & Grub


Enrichment Vibes

Fabulous sounds for your listening pleasure from the following:

Dave Connelly
Here's to Fightin'
Lazarus and Levi
Martini Shot 
Moosebeard Band
Talking Tree Drums
The Key of Joy
The Red Shades
Woodshed Red

More bands to come...


Presenting Sponsor:

Visit Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Website!

Community Sponsors:

Visit the Children's Hospital Colorado Website    Visit Century Link's Website

A special thanks to the Mary K. Chapman Foundation:

A Special Thanks to the Mary K. Chapman Foundation