As promised, here is my favorite activity for the little ones. BOO AT THE ZOO, at our very own Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, is a great way for children to enjoy the holiday. I took my daughter to this every year when she was little, and we both loved it. Children can dress up in costume, visit the animals and trick-or-treat for candy provided by local vendors. The zoo is lit up with white lights, and after dark you can see the spectacular Colorado Springs city lights down below. Here are all the details from their web site:
Boo at the Zoo
Come See the Original Creatures of the Night!
2016 Dates – Open 7 nights!
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 21-22-23 Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday, October 28-29-30-31
4 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – with the last ticket sold at 7:30 p.m.
Please NOTE: The Zoo will close early for day visits at 3 p.m. on all seven Boo at the Zoo evenings, with the last ticket of the day sold at 2 p.m. Guests must exit the Zoo at 3 p.m. Last Sky Ride is at 2:30 p.m. and the Shrine Road closes at 1 p.m. The Zoo will open for Boo at the Zoo at 4 p.m.
Activities & Shows
Don your costume, bring your trick-or-treat bag and flashlight to the wildest Halloween event in town. It’ll be a frightfully good time!
Animal exhibits close at 8 p.m. Last Sky Ride is at 7:30 p.m.
- Haunted fun house and ghoulish graveyard,
- trick-or-treat at spooky treat stations,
- Boo carousel
- Pirates Cove,
- Lighted Pumpkin Patch,
- select animal exhibits are open including: giraffes, Monkey Pavilion, The Loft and Encounter Africa,
- select animal encounters with shows each evening by education interpreters.
ANIMAL SHOWS & HAPPENINGS for Boo at the Zoo:
Check back on the website closer to the event for the full shows and happenings schedule 2016!
Tickets are sold each night of the event at the Zoo only. Please consider carpooling and arriving early. Prepare for a fun and memorable adventure for the kids…and don’t forget to purchase a Boo combo ticket to ride the Mountaineer Sky Ride!
No passes or other coupons accepted. Advance tickets not available. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
$17.75 for ages 3-64 $12.75 for Zoo members $15.75 Military and 65+ 75¢ for ages 2 and under
Sky Ride – Boo Combo Pricing
$20.75 for ages 3-64 $15.75 for Zoo members $18.75 Military and 65+ 75¢ for ages 2 and under
*Military discount is offered to all active duty, veteran and retired military personnel any day of the year. Bring any of the following to qualify for the discount for you and your dependents living in the same household:
- A valid military / retired military ID
- A copy of your DD214
- Your state driver’s license printed with veteran indicator or military identifier
- Your ID issued by the VA, VFW or American Legion
This discount cannot be combined with other offers. A valid military ID is required upon purchase.