Demo Day at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Camera and lens demo day


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.

Picture Points

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. 

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.

Come learn firsthand from the experts tips on how to adjust camera settings to accommodate lighting, moving subjects, objects near and far within the unique environment at our Mike's Camera Lens & Camera Demo Days.

Registration, Dates, Times & Locations

Registration for this event is not required.

Sunday September 8, 2019

9am to 4pm

EXCLUSIVE BONUS OPPORTUNITY: Amazing productions start here.

During our Spring Camera and Lens Demo Days at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo you are invited to join Mike's Camera and Nikon for a hands-on guided and instructed walk using the NEW Nikon Z6 Filmmakers Kit. We will begin with a 15 minute presentation on how to best use the Z6 Filmmakers kit to capture smooth and professional video. After the presentation we will take you on a guided 30 minute walk of the zoo so that you can try the gear for yourself.

All the footage that you capture will be yours to keep. Due to the size of the files we will transfer your video to a USB that will be available for you to pick up at our Colorado Springs location after the following Wednesday, May 1st.

Due to the hands on nature of this walk it is limited to 6 participants.

As this is a FREE event please do not register unless you are absolutely able to attend.

Sunday May 28: 1:00PM to 1:45PM

Our Group will begin meeting at the Nikon Tent at 12.45pm

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