Hours & Directions

Tomorrow's Zoo Hours

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Advance tickets are required for both members and non-members. Why Advance Tickets? See our FAQs.
Mountaineer Sky Ride : 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Last ride at 4:30 p.m.)
Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun : 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Last car up at 3 p.m.)

Exceptions to Normal Hours

(Normal daytime Zoo hours are year-round, daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., unless otherwise noted.)

  • The Zoo will be hosting Dog Days, all day, on the following dates:
    – All day on: Wednesday, June 12; Monday, June 24; Tuesday, July 16; Wednesday, July 31, 2024.
    – For these special dates, the Zoo is open for regular admission, but you can also bring your well-behaved dog to the Zoo with you (dog tickets are limited).
  • The Zoo will close early at 4:30 p.m. on:
    – Saturday, June 15, 2024
    for our annual fundraising event Zoo Ball.
    Thursday, June 27, 2024 for our evening fundraising event, Moonlight on the Mountain.
  • Our grizzly bears have temporarily moved to the Asiatic bear area near the play hill, above the tapir yard. Read why at cmzoo.org/bears!.
  • Please visit our Alerts & Special Notices page for complete details.

Zoo Address

Located in southwest Colorado Springs on the side of Cheyenne Mountain, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is situated just above (to the west) of The Broadmoor.

Driving directions to the Zoo from I-25

  • Take exit 138 (Circle Drive).
  • Go west on Lake Avenue, toward The Broadmoor.
  • Turn right at the hotel roundabout; follow the signs to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
  • Google Maps Driving Directions

Advance Timed Tickets

Timed e-tickets must be purchased in advance, and are subject to selling out on popular days. Your ticket will indicate the earliest time you can enter the Zoo. From the ticketed time, you have a half-hour window to enter the Zoo (for example, if your ticket is for 10 a.m., you need to be in line to enter the Zoo by 10:30 a.m.). Once you’re inside, you are welcome to stay in the Zoo until closing time (typically 5 p.m.).

  • Please reserve your timed e-tickets in advance using the links below; advance e-tickets are required for entry for Zoo members and non-members. Why Advance Tickets?
  • View the 2024 Zoo Ticket Pricing Calendar PDF here
  • All individuals visiting the Zoo must have their own advance e-ticket, including children age 2 and under.
  • Choose your date and arrival time. A limited number of e-tickets are available to enter during each time period. If your first choice is sold out, please choose another time or day to visit.
  • The Zoo will be hosting Dog Days all day on the following dates:
    – Wednesday, June 12; Monday, June 24; Tuesday, July 16; Wednesday, July 31, 2024.
  • Visit our Alerts & Special Notices page for complete details.
  • No refunds or exchanges. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is an all-weather venue and is open 365 days a year, regardless of weather. No refunds or exchanges will be given for inclement weather or any other reason.
  • Daytime admission tickets become available at 10 p.m. on the 15th of the month, three months in advance. (For example, tickets for the entire month of May are available beginning at 10 p.m. Feb. 15.)
  • For all ticket assistance or questions, email [email protected].

Daily Schedules (weather permitting)

Animal Demonstrations

Today's Special Events


At America's mountain Zoo, connect with animals from all over the world, closer than you ever have before. Hand-feed Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's magnificent giraffe herd, which is one of the largest at any zoo in the U.S. Be sure to visit Rocky Mountain Wild, featuring animals native to our climate, where you can watch mountain lions overhead or grizzly bears swimming. For the seventh consecutive year, we've been voted one of the top ten zoos in North America by USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice Awards. And don't miss Water's Edge: Africa, with up-close views that you've never seen before of our Nile hippos, African penguins and others.

Custom Animal Experiences

Experience the Zoo in a whole new way, by booking a custom animal experience. Go behind the scenes with our keepers to learn about each animal's unique personality. See an animal in a personal setting, and maybe even get the chance to feed one.

Zoo Guest Reviews