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Electric Safari at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Lights, Animals and Holiday Spirit! Celebrate holiday lights and cheer during Electric Safari with 85 light sculptures on over 50 acres! Warming fires throughout the Zoo offer a reprieve from the chill, as do select indoor animal exhibits that remain open during the event. Top off this astounding display by gazing out at the city’s lights and watch all of Colorado Springs sparkle.

Some of the highlights of Electric Safari include: 

  • Santa visits
  • Warm fires throughout the zoo
  • Animal happenings & experiences
  • Select holiday exhibits

Activities include: 

Interactive activities and face-to-face experiences with animals hands-on at The Loft in Rocky Mountain Wild.
Santa is visiting in the Safari Lodge nightly starting at 5:30 p.m., through December 23.
Special Animal Encounters and Animal Happenings nightly, see detailed schedule below.
Sky Ride – tickets are available at Admissions. Adult $4, Child $3, 2 and under FREE.
(Be in line by 7:30 p.m., last Sky Ride leaves at 8 p.m. – weather permitting)
Carousel – $2 per ride (weather permitting)
Enjoy warming fires and hot cocoa stations (available for purchase) throughout the Zoo.

Online Advance Ticket Prices ($2 off regular price):
Available until 2 p.m. on event day.

Your online advance-sale discount of $2 will be applied on the shopping cart page.

Adult (ages 12-64): $12.75
Child (ages 3-11): $8.75
Military Adult: $9.75**
Military Child: $5.75**
Senior (age 65+): $10.75***
Ages 2 and under: 75¢

This event will definitely satisfy the fearless kids in your life! If you’re looking for more fun activities for your little thrill-seekers, check out our Ultimate Guide to Adventurous Kid Activities in Denver! From skiing & snowboarding to rock climbing & hiking, Colorado is one of the top states in the country for kids who love being active and adventurous. We know our guide will introduce you to some fun new activities that the family will love!


Upcoming Events:
December 14
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
December 15
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
December 16
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
December 17
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
December 18
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
December 19
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
December 20
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
December 21
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
December 22
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
December 23
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
January 1
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm




Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906 United States
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