Sep 5, 2009 12:55 PM by Jamie Smith

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo goes to winter hours

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will returned to winter hours of operation effective September 8. The Zoo is open daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., with the last admission of the day at 4 p.m.

My Big Backyard, with its animal contact area, tree house and oversized flowers, remains open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (The animal contact yard is open as weather permits.) Pony rides are offered daily, weather permitting. The Zoomobile and tram operate on weekends only, again, as weather permits. Animal behavior shows and demonstration times might vary, so please check the Zoo's website or the front gate for those changes.

Budgie Buddies welcomes guests from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the full immersion and feeding experience available until the end of October. Beginning in November, access to the budgies will be restricted by a mesh barrier, though feeding opportunities will still be available.

Admission remains at $14.25 for adults, $12.25 for seniors 65-plus and $7.25 for children ages 3 to 11. As always, members and kids ages 2 and under are free. And remember, $0.25 of each admission goes toward a conservation program selected by the guest upon entrance to the Zoo. Admission includes access to the Russell Tutt Scenic Highway and the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun, weather and road conditions permitting.




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