Almost a year to the day, we headed back to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. I had found out about the Teddy Bear Day at the zoo and knew it would be a great day. Piglet has this teddy bear that was mine when I was younger and it is his pal. Black Bear goes everywhere so taking him to the zoo made sense. If you bring a teddy, you get half off your child ticket so that’s cool. We walked around the zoo and it is still pretty cool. I like how well kept the zoo is, even if I’m walking up a mountain, it still is amazing. And Hubs even offered to take pictures of me with the kids. Yay for being in the picture for once!
After lunch, we headed to the Teddy Bear Clinic. I honestly didn’t know what to expect. I thought it was going to be corny but man, they blew it out of the park. It was so well designed and thought out. Each stuffed animal got a check up certificate, they could get an x-ray or bandage if needed, and there were even people on hand performing “surgery” on broken friends. We loved it. They had tables that gave away awesome goodies, like a new “food plate,” which has replaced the classic pyramid.
After we explored the clinic, there were the sponsor tables. They had all kinds of stuff. One was for personalized swim lessons and I think we will be taking that up. While all our kids are water confident and can bob in the water, they don’t know the different strokes. I swam competitively for 10 years so them not knowing the techniques kills my swimming heart. But I am not a good instructor so this is just what we need.
After the clinic, we went to the petting zoo and the middle kiddos enjoyed that. Piglet didn’t want to go and Nugget needed to eat so we hung out on a bench. After the goat chasers were done, we headed back down the mountain and let the kids pick out 1 souvenir for $10 and under. Piglet got a rubix cube and kept asking to take the stickers off to complete the puzzle. Sorry dude, that’s now how it works. LOL
All in all, it was a great trip to the zoo. Once we were done, we used our ticket to drive to the Shrine of the Sun but that is a post for another day.
Does your local zoo have any events like this? Would you go to one?