Facility Rentals at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, America’s ONLY mountain zoo, boasts the most breathtaking views the city has to offer. Engulf your guests in an African Safari or experience the Colorado wilderness in all its glory. Get up close & personal with our wild friends by feeding romaine to the 20 towering giraffes or cuddling up with Tiger Lily the striped skunk. Don’t play possum & miss out on this chance to feed your inner beast!

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For more info or to rent the Zoo for your next event, contact April Nance at 719.314.0970 or catering@cmzoo.org.


Lodge at Moose Lake

Centrally located within the zoo, this spaciously cozy & rustically elegant event space offers versatility beyond your wildest imagination. A stone fireplace & exposed wooden ceiling beams, retractable garage doors that open onto a private patio, and views as far as the eagle eye can see are just some of the selling features that make this space fit for kings and yetis alike.

Lodge at Moose Lake Sq. Ft. Banquet
Reception/Company Picnic
Room Capacities
200 indoor – 280 outdoor
3000 + indoor/outdoor

Summer Season Rental   1750

Daytime Rental includes admission for up to 250 guests
Over 250, admission fee applies per add'l guest   10

Evening Rental includes either African Rift Valley or
Encounter Africa exhibit, tram transport,
& admission for up to 250 guests.
Over 250, admission fee per additional guest   5
Add-on Rocky Mountain Wild during your event   250

Winter / Shoulder Season Rental   1200

General dates are October through March 
No exhibits available for winter evenings.

Electric Safari Evening Rental    1800

Yule love it! Our little neck of the woods dons over 1 million lights & holiday festivities for your enjoyment during the month of December. Evening rental of the Lodge at Moose Lake, your very own winter sanctuary, includes Electric Safari admission for up to 200 guests (indoor capacity).


Safari Lodge

Nestled within the African Rift Valley exhibit, this African themed hexagonal hut is an intimate dwelling for you & your pride. Floor to ceiling windows, a private deck, & built-in meerkat co-hosts make this a perfect spot for any celebration.

Safari Lodge Sq. Ft. Banquet
Room Capacities

Daytime Rental    500

Includes admission for up to 50 guests (room capacity).

Evening Rental    1000

Includes freedom to explore the African Rift Valley exhibit.


Mountaineer Sky Ride

You & your friends are like a convocation of eagles, soaring high above the zoo! This leg-swinging chairlift-style ride will make you want to look down at the spectacular views of Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado Springs, & the vast plains to the east. Find out more about the Sky Ride.

Summer Evening Buyout   750

Host the most highly elevated & highly anticipated event
of the summer, or just enjoy the ride as an add-on
to your indoor facility rental.

Sky Ride Summit Events are subject to additional
setup fees, & are limited to 100 guests.

Evening Ride Buyout includes rides for up to 250 guests.
Per each additional guest  4

Daytime Rides Pre-Purchased Tickets  4


All Zoo

Did you see the heart-warming flick We Bought A Zoo? Well heres your chance to live like Matt Damon for a night, and rent the whole zoo just for you and your flock of friends!

Evening Buyout for guest count up to 1000    3000

Evening Buyout for guest count over 1000    5000

Rental includes the Lodge at Moose Lake,
Tram (summer only), & Carousel rides.
Does not include Sky Ride.
Animals generally brought indoors by nightfall.
All Zoo Buyout ONLY available in the evening.


Additional Rental Enhancements

Giraffe Feeding Experience  

While remaining wary of their slobbering prehensile
tongues, you and your guests will enjoy providing
nourishment to our 20 tall friends, along the boardwalk
of our world famous giraffe yard. Discover more about
the Giraffe Feeding Experience.

Pre-Purchased Daytime Tickets  2

Evening Private Feeding Experience   250
Experience price includes (1) case of food – enough
for up to 100 guests to feed. Additional cases can be
purchased to accommodate over 100 guests.
Full Case   60
Half Case   30



This transit delivers guests to desired locations throughout the park.
Pre-Purchased Daytime Tickets  2
Evening transport is included with All Zoo or Lodge at Moose Lake facility rental.



Perfect for one-of-a-kind wedding photos and teaching equine skills to toddlers, carousel rides are fun for all ages! Get dizzy learning more about the zoo’s historic Carousel.
Pre-Purchased Daytime Tickets  2
Evening Buyout   400


The Loft

Swap knock-knock jokes with Mister the parrot or play tag with the tortoises in this interactive animal zone. Access to this area can be added to your All Zoo or Lodge at Moose Lake facility rental.
Rental for 1 hour   250
Rental for 2 or more hours   500


Animal Ambassadors

Kids and adults alike will swarm around our education zookeepers as they present interactive animals such as Elan the porcupine or the prairie dog sisters, right at your event space.
Interaction with 2 animals for 1 hour   200
Custom Packages to include additional animals or biofact displays are available. Inquire for details.


Animal Enrichment Demonstrations & Keeper Talks

Zookeepers enhance guest exhibit-viewing experience by providing animals with craving-quenching or boredom-busting enrichment. This does not include any feeding of animals by the guests. Set aside approximately 15 minutes, with time for Q&A at the end. Contact catering@cmzoo.org for possible animals & additional details.
1 Demo added to your event   150
2 Demos added to your event   275


Special Notes and Requirements

Catering is required for all facility rentals.
Site rentals with no catering will require a per guest surcharge to open food or retail facilities.
Daytime facility rental hours are 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m..
Summer Evening facility rental hours are from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m..
Shoulder Season / Winter Evening facility rental hours are from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
After Hours Fee Applies, per hour after 9 p.m.   800

Facility Rentals Managed by Taste of the Wild
To book your event, call April Nance at
719-314-0970 or email catering@cmzoo.org