Electric Safari - Non-member

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Friday December 3

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5:30 PM  –  6:00 PM

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Electric Safari at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is the only place in Colorado Springs where you can see over 60 one-of-a-kind light sculptures while celebrating the season with our animals at the same time! New this year, you’ll also enjoy photos with our larger-than-life illuminated inflatable animals, located throughout the Zoo.  Electric Safari was voted 3rd Best Zoo Lights in the U.S. in 2019 and 2020 by USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice. This year’s event will celebrate 31 years of holiday cheer, and Santa Claus will be listening to wishes December 3-5 and 10-23. Come celebrate the holiday season with sparkling lights, animals and fun for the whole family!

For more details about Electric Safari, CLICK HERE.


December 3-5, 10-23, 25-January 1

  • 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Member Early Entry Hour Timed Tickets  (Non-members are allowed to enter only if accompanied by a Zoo member and if they purchase a non-member ticket for this entry period.)
  • 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – General Admission Timed Tickets
  • Event ends at 8:30 p.m.



  • To reserve member tickets, CLICK HERE.
  • Online timed e-tickets must be reserved in advance; no walk-up tickets available.
  • All individuals visiting the Zoo must have their own advance e-ticket, including children age 2 and under.
  • Your timed ticket indicates the earliest time you can enter the Zoo.  Starting at the ticketed time, you have a half-hour window to enter the Zoo (for example, if your ticket is for 4 p.m., you need to be in line to enter the Zoo by 4:30 p.m.).  Once you’re inside, you are welcome to stay at Electric Safari until the event ends at 8:30 p.m.



Military Discount: The military discount is offered to all active duty, veteran and retired military personnel.  Bring any of the following to validate your discounted tickets purchased online for you, your spouse and your dependents living in the same household.

  • A valid military / retired military ID
  • A copy of your DD214
  • Your state driver’s license printed with veteran indicator or military identifier
  • Your ID issued by the VA, VFW or American Legion
  • A military spouse ID, if the military member is not present

This discount cannot be combined with other offers.  A valid military ID is required upon admission.

Senior Discount: Please bring a valid ID showing your age of 65+ to validate your discounted senior tickets at Admissions.



This event will have limited capacity, and parking for all ticket holders will be available on-site. Off-site parking/shuttling will not be used this year. 



  • Purchased tickets can be refunded or exchanged up to two weeks prior to event date. (For example, tickets purchased for the night of Dec. 20 can be refunded through Dec. 6 only.) Email specialevents@cmzoo.org for refund requests.
  • Refunds for purchased tickets are not available due to weather conditions or other reason within two weeks of ticketed date. 



- Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is following Colorado state guidance regarding wearing masks in public. To see the current guidance, please visit https://covid19.colorado.gov/mask-guidance.

- If you or anyone in your party is experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19, please stay home and visit us again when you’re better. For more information on the symptoms and how to protect yourself, please refer to the CDC's website resources.


PLEASE NOTE: By purchasing a ticket, you agree to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo using your likeness on Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's website or promotional postings, including social media, advertising and event calendars.