Offer is part of CMZoo's Military Appreciation Week and runs Sept. 9-15.

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (CMZoo) is doing something special for the men and women of our military. From September 9-15, all active duty service members, veteran and retired military, and immediate family members who live in the same household can visit the zoo for half off the base admission to spend the day with the animals.

"Military Appreciation Week is the Zoo’s way of thanking military personnel for their service to our country, apart from the daily available military discount. March on up to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo for a week full of stars, stripes, and sunshine!" says CMZoo

Military visitors must buy their tickets prior to 4 p.m. on the chosen day of attendance, and it can't be combined with any other discounts. You can learn more about the event on the CMZoo website.

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According to the zoo, to receive the discount, military personnel and their dependents will need to present a valid military ID at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s admission booth. Accepted IDs include:

  • a valid military/retired military ID
  • a copy of form DD214;
  • state driver’s license printed with veteran indicator or military identifier;
  • or ID issued by the VA, VFW or American Legion.

It's important to note that if a service member is deployed, as so many of our men and women are, dependents are still entitled to this discount with a valid ID.

Prices vary by day, so use the handy information below to choose the day that best fits your budget. 

Cost (with 50 percent off regular admission discount applied):

Monday-Thursday (50 percent off Regular Day Admission Price)
Military Adult – $10.25
Military Child – $7.75

Friday – Sunday (50 percent off Peak Day Admission Price)
Military Adult – $12.75
Military Child – $10.25

Will you be visiting the CMZoo during Military Appreciation Week? What are your favorite habitats to visit? Let us know in the comments below.