DB Outreach: Starlight Safari at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

When:
August 21, 2021 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Where:
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd
Colorado Springs
CO 80906
Cost:
$35.00 (6yr+) and $15.00 (5 and under)
Contact:
Lee Anne Meidell
978 621-9900

ALL- AGES Starlight Safari – Registration Open Now!

Register Here  All-Ages Financial Aid  Download Flyer

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!

Who:

All ages – families, 20s/30s, adults and your friends of all faiths
(all youth must be accompanied by a parent/guardian)

When:

Saturday, August 21, 2021

What:

  • 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

Packing List:

  • 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.


Schedule:

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: 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScKBAGLV-bJOH33hOufY6ohVZTz2VC2fUZPcGk-YzV_Nc9Uvw/viewform

Deadline to Register:  Friday, August 13, 2021 

No Refund deadlineJuly 30, 2021

Cancellation Fee:

There is $20.00 registration cancellation fee if cancelled by July 30, 2021. After July 30, 2021 there are no refunds.

Cancellation Policy

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
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/cosfs-fairfield-inn-and-suites-colorado-springs-south

2. Hampton Inn & Suites

2910 Geyser Dr.  Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906
Ph: 719-884-0330
https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/coswahx-hampton-suites-colorado-springs-i-25-south

3. Hotel elegante 

2886 South Circle Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Ph: 800-981-4012 or 719-576-5900
www.hotelelegante.com

4. Cheyenne Mountain Resort

3225 Broadmoor Valley Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Ph: 800-588-0250
www.cheyennemountain.com

5. The Broadmoor

1 Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Ph: 866-837-9520 or 719-577-5775
http://www.broadmoor.com

Questions?

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 

Metaphysical Theme:

…And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
(Mark 16:15)