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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo strives to make every visit memorable, with tons of stuff to do for both adults and kids. Feed giraffes some lettuce, give an elephant some carrots, or ride the antique carousel. You can also observe animal husbandry training, or sign up as a conservation partner. According to a zoo spokesperson, the nonprofit's Quarters for Conservation program, wherein each guest is encouraged to put 75 cents of his or her admission fee toward a favorite conservation project, has raised more than half a million dollars since its launch in 2008. And this year, the zoo's Encounter Africa exhibit (established in 2013) took home a Significant Achievement Exhibit Award from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Nice zoo ya got there! — BW

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Upcoming Events

  • Electric Moonlight (Food & Drink)

    • Thu., Dec. 7, 5:30-8:30 p.m. $35.75-$40.75
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  • Electric Safari (Holiday)

    • Dec. 8-10, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Dec. 15-23, 5:30-8:30 p.m. and Dec. 25-Jan. 1, 5:30-8:30 p.m. $5.75-$9.75
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  • Reptile Care 101 (Kids & Family)

    • Thu., Dec. 14, 6-7:30 p.m. $10.75-$15.75
  • Small Mammal Care 101 (Kids & Family)

    • Sun., Jan. 7, 6-7:30 p.m. $10.75-$15.75
  • Bird Care 101 (Kids & Family)

    • Thu., Feb. 8, 6-7:30 p.m. $10.75-$15.75

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