ALL- AGES Starlight Safari – Registration Open Now!
Come to the wildest party in town!!
Join DiscoveryBound for an exciting afternoon and evening full of games, an inspirational talk, dinner and the highlight will be the guided tour of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs. Come see this very special mountain Zoo that USA Today rated as #4 in the top 10 zoos in the US. Don’t miss the opportunity of a lifetime to have a private tour of the zoo, feed the giraffes and visit the animals as the sun goes down and the twinkling lights of the city come out!
All ages – families, 20s/30s, adults and your friends of all faiths
(all youth must be accompanied by a parent/guardian)
Saturday, August 21, 2021
- Cook and eat Smores at the Zoo
- Feed the giraffe herd their favorite lettuce snack
- Take a private and unique tour led by Zoo staff
- Experience an up-close animal meet and greet with a CMZ ambassador animal
- Inspirational Speaker
- Gather with friends and meet new friends
This event includes a lot of walking around the zoo, including uphill and downhill. You may bring strollers and wagons for children to ride in around the zoo. The Zoo’s elevation rises from 6,714 feet at the front admission gate to nearly 7,000 feet above sea level at the Zoo’s highest points of Asian Highlands and Rocky Mountain Wild. With elevations of this magnitude, it’s important for guests to:
- DRINK WATER – Keep hydrated by taking plenty of breaks to rehydrate with water.
- Take your time and don’t overdo it, especially if you are visiting from locations much lower in altitude than Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
Participants should dress comfortably and a waterproof jacket and sweater/sweatshirt are recommended.
PLEASE DRESS FOR THE WEATHER- programs will not be cancelled due to poor weather
- Rain jacket (weather appropriate).
- A few extra layers, as weather changes quickly on the mountain.
- Wear good walking shoes.
- Reusable water bottle.
- Flashlight or headlamp.
4:00 pm – 4:20 pm Meet at nearby Bear Creek Regional Park
4:20 pm – 4:30 pm Asher Talk
4:35 pm – 5:00 pm Inspirational Talk
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Dinner
5:35 pm – head to Zoo
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Starlight Safari – Zoo Adventures
Cost: (financial aid is available to all participants – see below for further details)
$35.00 (6+ years old)
$15.00 (5 and under)
per person for the Starlight Safari, dinner & inspirational talk
Registration and housing financial aid
Financial Aid is available for:
up to $15.00 – per person for admission to the Zoo and dinner
up to $75.00 for families for housing if traveling from afar.
To apply for financial aid please complete this form:
Deadline to Register: Friday, August 13, 2021
No Refund deadline: July 30, 2021
There is $20.00 registration cancellation fee if cancelled by July 30, 2021. After July 30, 2021 there are no refunds.
If DiscoveryBound cancels a program/event, you will receive a full refund of the registration fee. (If a participant decides to cancel their registration, then the cancellation policy for that specific DiscoveryBound event / program applies.)
Lodging: If you are driving from afar and would like to stay overnight, here are some options close to the Zoo:
1. Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
2725 Geyser Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Ph: 719 576-1717
2. Hampton Inn & Suites
2910 Geyser Dr. Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906
3. Hotel elegante
4. Cheyenne Mountain Resort
5. The Broadmoor
Contact Lee Anne Meidell:
email – [email protected]
Cell Phone – 978-621-9900
Event will be run in accordance with the current local and state regulations at that time.
This event is subsidized by the Asher Student Foundation
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