Enjoy using the FREE gear while you wander throughout the Zoo and capture your best shots of the local inhabitants. You’ll also want to head up to The Overlook to capture the spectacular panorama of the City of Colorado Springs and the plains below.
Whether you’re thinking of changing your camera or have your eye on a lens you’ve been hoping to try out, Demo Days provide a unique opportunity to try out all sorts of gear and capture some spectacular photographs. Best of all, all demo loaner gear for the test drive is FREE! Our Demo Days are fun for kids and grown-ups alike.
Be sure to look for the roving Mike’s Camera Picture Point locations where the crew from Mike’s Camera will have professional telephoto lenses setup and ready to photograph for those really close-up shots. Our crew will also be available to assist you with your photography questions and provide tips for capturing the best shots during your visit.
The Fine Print
A valid Credit Card & Driver’s License is required to checkout gear and will be kept on file until return of equipment. Test Drive Loaner gear is FREE. Restrictions apply. Look for the Mike's Camera Tents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo at the day of the event or stop by any of Mike’s Camera stores for more details.
The photos you take with the loaned equipment are yours to keep! Bring your own SD card (CF for some flagship Canon & Nikon models) to use in the cameras to store your files. If you forget to bring a memory card, you can borrow one, and a CD containing your photos will be burned for you before you leave.
Although registration is not necessary, standard Cheyenne Mountain Zoo admission fees apply. All gear is provided on a first come, first served basis, so get there early for best selection. All gear must be returned by 4:00PM. Gear is rented out in 1-hour increments throughout the day. If there is no current wait line for the equipment you checked out, you may renew for another hour, or try out a different piece of equipment.
Photos courtesy Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Click to see our full listing of classes for at all locations