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Electric Safari returns at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Posted at 3:53 PM, Nov 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-14 10:34:58-05

COLORADO SPRINGS – For the 28th time, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s annual month-long celebration of the holiday season will shine brightly up on Cheyenne Mountain.

The annual Electric Safaris will feature more than 50 acres of twinkling lights, 85 artisan-made light sculptures, and breathtaking nighttime views of Colorado Springs.

Along with the lights and sculptures, visitors will be able to grab a cup of hot cocoa and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Safari Lodge. The carousel and historic Mountaineer Sky Ride will be open as well, (weather permitting).

The zoo said the Electric Safari will also include select animal exhibits, special nighttime animal demonstrations, and small animal encounters in The Loft.

The celebration began for one weekend on Friday, Dec. 7th and ran through Sunday, Dec. 9th. It opena again from Friday, Dec. 14th through Tuesday, Jan. 1 (excluding Christmas Eve).

The zoo said that because some nights in the past have drawn large crowds, the number of visitors each night will be limited. They did not say what that limit would be.

Additional information can be found below:

Time:    5:30 – 8:30 p.m. nightly (last admission at 7:30 p.m.)

Early admission at 4:30 p.m. for Zoo members and their paying accompanying guests

Cost:    Free for Zoo Members*

Online Non-Member Prices
(Available for purchase online until 3 p.m. the day of attendance.)
Adult (ages 12-64): $12.75
Child (ages 3-11): $8.75
Military adult: $9.75
Military child: $5.75
Senior (65+): $10.75

Ages 2 and under: 75¢

Gate Non-Member Prices
Adult (ages 12-64): $14.75
Child (ages 3-11): $10.75
Military adult $11.75
Military child: $7.75
Senior (65+): $12.75
Ages 2 and under: 75¢​