Colorado Springs, CO

Starlight Safari at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Colorado Jill
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(Colorado Springs, CO) The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs is fun for all ages and has programs and events for everyone. This summer, the award-winning zoo has a special adults-only Date Night Safari on select evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

A small group of individuals 21 and over will begin the night with an adult beverage, followed by a private zoo tour. A guide will share stories and facts as the group explores Waters Edge: Africa & The Loft. Guests will also have an opportunity to feed the giraffe herd in the barn.

This mountainside zoo is different during the cooler summer evenings when the nocturnal animals are active and there are no crowds. A unique date night!

The cost is $40.75 for non-members, and members pay $35.75. Register here.

Available dates:

  • Sunday, May 1 - SOLD OUT
  • Sunday, May 8
  • Sunday, May 22
  • Saturday, May 28
  • Saturday, June 4
  • Friday, June 17
  • Saturday, July 9
  • Friday, July 29
  • Friday, August 19

Starlight Safari for Kids and Teens

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo also has an evening event for kids (minimum age of 5) and teens (6th-12th grade) on select dates. The youngsters will roast s'mores, meet an animal up close in The Loft, and have a guided tour of the same indoor exhibits as the adult date night.

Register here for the Teen-only program (6:30 - 8:30 p.m.) The cost is $40.75 per teen

  • Friday, May 20
  • Sunday, May 29

Register here for the Kids-only event (6:30 - 8:30 p.m.) The cost is $60.75 for non-members and $55.75 for members

  • Saturday, June 11
  • Friday, June 24
  • Saturday, July 16

Custom Starlight Safari

For those who would like a private evening tour with a group of friends, work colleagues, or family, you can customize a Starlight Safari. This event is a fantastic way to celebrate a birthday or as a team-building exercise. There is a minimum group size of six. Learn more here.

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is a top attraction in Colorado Springs. It is an amazing facility that is bustling with people in the summer. If you are looking for a quieter, more intimate zoo experience, the Starlight Safari is an excellent choice. I'll see you there!

  • Location: 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, Colorado Springs
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