The kids in Colorado Springs are destined for an awesome summer as long as they take advantage of all the amazing things to do around town! Summer camps, museum activities, educational programs, and family-friendly destinations- it doesn’t matter what age or interest you’re looking for. Look no further than our listings below of the best things going on this summer 2022 in Colorado Springs!

Where: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Dates: Full-week camps: June – August, for K – 6th graders | Half-day, full-week camps: June – August, for Pre-K / K only.

Kids will make the most out of this summer by enjoying any of the amazing camp adventures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

These camps will be filled with fun activities, including meeting animals up close, exploring the outdoors, interacting with keepers, making treats for the animals, designing cool crafts, and more!

Where: Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center
Hours: June 4, 10 AM- 3 PM

The whole family is invited to enjoy a summer day at the outdoor plaza for a day filled with fun!

Families will get to enjoy food, Chalk Drawing, Fire Truck, Ambulance, Police Vehicles, Children’s Activities, Crafts, Science Activity Tables, Shale Splitting, and much more!

Where: Pueblo Zoo
Hours: 9 AM- 4 PM: 1st-3rd Grades: Urban Wildlife, June 6-10 | Desert Wildlife June 20-24 | Grassland Wildlife July 11-15th | Forest Wildlife August 1-5 | 4th-6th Grades: Water, June 27-July 1 | Air, July 5-8 (4 Days) | Fire July 18-22 | Earth July 25-29

Pueblo Zoo Camp offers a full range of fun activities!

Kids will learn about the new animals at the Zoo, find out about local critters in the wild, enjoy Zoo hikes, make animal and nature crafts, meet some of the zoo’s animals up close and personal, and so much more!

Where: 1805 N 30th St, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
Hours: Visitor & Nature Center : 9 AM – 5 PM | Park: 5 AM – 10 PM

Garden of the Gods is an amazing natural landmark that not only offers breathtaking views in every direction but also many kid-friendly events and activities!

Kids will get to enjoy interactive exhibits and attractions with 300-foot tall sandstone rock formations as a backdrop!

Where: 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906, USA
Hours: 9 AM– 5 PM (last admission at 4 PM)

The most famous attraction for families in Colorado Springs is home to over 30 species of endangered animals. America’s only ‘’mountain zoo’’ offers unique exhibits and teaches kids about animal care and conservation.

Where: 3455 Nuckolls Ave, Pueblo, CO 81005, USA
Hours: Summer hours: May-September 9 AM – 5 PM, Daily

Zoos are a family favorite when it comes to outdoor fun places. Covering 25 acres, Pueblo Zoo is home to more than 500 animals from many different species.

It offers camps, on-site programming, and volunteer opportunities.

Where: East Library
Hours: June 7, 3 PM- 4:30 PM

Tech kids ages 9-15 will learn to code with Google during this summer class!

They will learn basic computational thinking concepts through block coding using an evaluated curriculum from the computer scientists at Google. They will learn basic video game coding concepts by making different types of games, including racing, platform, and launch!

Where: Pikes Peak Library District-Cheyenne Mountain Library
Hours: June 9, 4 PM- 5 PM

Kids ages 1 through 12 years old can take a break from the summer heat and enjoy a variety of ocean-themed crafts, exploring different crafting materials at their local branch library!

Where: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Hours: June 11, June 24 & July 16. 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM

This is the perfect summer activity for kids when parents want to have time for themselves.

During Kids Only evening Zoo tour, kids will have an incredible night filled with animals, s’mores, and nature connections on the mountainside with fun activities!

Where: Pikes Peak Children’s Museum
Hours: June 13- 17, 9 AM- 12 PM

Kids in grades 1-6 will have a blast during this educational summer break camp filled with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths)-based activities. 

The theme will be Ancient Worlds: Egypt, Greece, Aztecs & Vikings!

Where: East Library
Hours: June 13, 3:30 PM- 4:30 PM

In this program for kids ages 5-12 years old, they will get to demonstrate why there is an equal and opposite reaction for every action by using the air cannon they will create!

Kids will get to take a break from the heat during this educational program!

Where: 100 Cave of the Winds Rd, Manitou Springs, CO, USA
Hours: Summer Hours: Memorial Day to Labor Day 9 AM – 6 PM MST daily | Above Ground Attractions Open 11 AM – 5 PM daily, weather permitting

This summer, make sure to gather the whole family for a unique experience!

You can tour the amazing caves, and enjoy amazing scenery, rides and attractions, exploration opportunities, zip line adventures, and more activities!

Where: Meadows Park Community Center
Hours: June 16, 10:30 AM- 12:30 PM

Children ages 0-12 will get to meet some friendly animals from Wishing Star Farm up close and personal.

These programs are held outdoors at Meadows Park Community Center.

Where: Fountain Library
Hours: June 16, 2 PM- 3 PM

Kids of all ages will get to enjoy this entertaining program that features ventriloquism, variety, and lots of hilarious audience participation – presented by Joshua Lacky.

Where: East Library
Hours: June 18, 2 PM- 3 PM

This family place workshop for parents and caregivers with children 1-3 years old is a fun 5-week playgroup in which families will spend time together, play, make friends, and speak one-on-one with specialists in child development, nutrition, and more!

Where: 5200 Nature Center Rd, Pueblo, CO 81003, USA
Hours: RAPTOR CENTER: Tuesday – Sunday, 11 AM – 4 PM | OFFICE & GIFT SHOP: Thursday, 12 PM – 5 PM | Friday – Sunday, 9 AM – 5 PM | GROUNDS: 6:30 AM – 10 PM, daily

The Nature and Wildlife Discovery Center in Pueblo offers fun opportunities for outdoor recreation, nature education, and wildlife rehabilitation.

Families can also enjoy bird watching and a variety of outdoor activities surrounded by a beautiful landscape.

Where: East Library
Hours: June 23, 9:30 AM- 10:30 AM

This summer, kids of all ages will learn how to perform some cool science experiments with simple items they may have at home, then watch in amazement as they SUPER-SIZE each one during the show for even more excitement!

Where: Fountain Library
Hours: June 23, 2 PM- 3 PM

During this Summer Adventure, children ages 5-12 will enjoy a presentation by Claudia Swenson about her charming Alpacas and how their versatile fiber is used. Visit with these amazing creatures after a short program.

Where: Space Foundation Discovery Center
Hours: June 27- July 1, 9 AM- 4 PM /span>

During this week, little explorers will learn about the universe and our human understanding of it in a journey through space and time.

Participants will learn and experience the most current information from missions happening all over the solar system. They will also explore stars and astronomy, black holes and white holes, and even time-traveling machines!

Where: Fountain Library
Hours: June 30, 2 PM- 3 PM

Fountain Library is offering this summer adventure in which kids of all ages will learn how to perform some cool science experiments with simple items!

Where: Bear Creek Regional Park East, Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Hours: 5 AM- 9 PM

Set in the foothills of Pikes Peak, this 545-acre regional park offers many features for family fun and outdoor recreation.

From picnic areas to tennis courts, playgrounds, an archery range, and more fun features, this is a great option to visit during the summer months within the city limits.

Where: Fountain Library
Hours: July 2, 12 PM- 4 PM

During Ocean Mini Golf, families can enjoy playing mini-golf in the library!

Check if you can navigate this ocean-themed course!

Where: Space Foundation Discovery Center
Hours: July 11-15, 9 AM-4 PM

Kids ages 7-12 will get to experience a fun week as they blast off on a mission to Mars with many fun and educational activities from mission planning – to rocket launch – to trajectory updating with orbital mechanics (at kid level, of course!) all the way through building a Martian habitat – sustaining human life and creating rocket fuel to return to Earth…

Where: Meadows Park Community Center
Hours: July 14, 11:30 AM- 1:30 PM

Kids ages 2 through 12 years old will get to enjoy summer with this bubbly outdoor activity!

Make sure your kids wear swim clothes or shorts and bring some towels to dry off to have fun in the suds! Biodegradable, hypoallergenic foam is used in this unusually wet and wacky program.

Where: Fountain Library
Hours: July 21, 2 PM- 3 PM

During this summer adventure for all ages, Denise Gard’s famous Border Collies Joey and Kira are hunting for treasure on the seven seas.

Kids will have a blast during this action-packed program full of dog tricks!

Where: Pikes Peak Library District-Cheyenne Mountain Library
Hours: July 23, 2 PM- 3 PM

During this paint party, kids will make a painting that glows in the dark inspired by the bioluminescent organisms found in the ocean!

They will be doing psychedelic fluid painting under black lights during this one-hour paint party with a playlist that will inspire all artists!

Where: East Library
Hours: July 28, 9:30 AM- 10:30 AM

Kids of all ages will get to capture a cloud, take a vapor shower, have a pipeline water race, and clean up dirty water with Colorado Springs Utilities.

Where: East Library
Hours: July 21, 11 AM- 12 PM

Kids of all ages will have a blast learning how dinosaurs and sea reptiles differ from each other in this educational and fun workshop.

Kids will take home pictures of different dinosaur species and discover the fun of learning about these incredibly unique prehistorical animals!

Where: 5089 Pikes Peak Highway, Cascade, CO 80809, USA
Hours: Tuesday after Labor Day to Sep 30. Uphill Gates Open 7:30 AM | Uphill Gates Close 5 PM | Pikes Peak Summit Closes 6 PM | Downhill Gates Close 7 PM

When it comes to summer and outdoor fun, it’s impossible to leave Pikes Peak out of the list.

You can be on the top of the mountain with a simple drive in the car and enjoy waterfalls, river expeditions, wildlife watching, and more, with a breathtaking view!

Where: Fountain Library
Hours: July 14, 2 PM- 3 PM

Kids of all ages will have a blast at this undersea magic show with Inspector Magic during this summer adventure!

Where: Fountain Library
Hours: July 28, 2 PM- 3 PM

During this summer adventure, kids of all ages can help Magic Dave and find Houdini, the magical rabbit!

This magical journey will be filled with illusions, puppets, and a story about true friendship.

Where: Aga Park
Hours: July 29, 10 AM- 12 PM

It’s a Summer Adventure Party for all ages at Aga Park!

Kids will enjoy the park’s splash pad, a big playground with swings, and a grassy field to run around.

Where: Pikes Peak Library District-Cheyenne Mountain Library
Hours: August 20, 2:30 PM- 3 PM

Sensory Storytime is a fun and interactive Storytime that is specially created for children on the autism spectrum or with sensory integration challenges at Cheyenne Mountain Library.

Where: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Hours: September 11, 5:30 PM- 7:30 PM

Kids ages 2 through 12 years old will get to enjoy summer with this bubbly outdoor activity!

Make sure your kids wear swim clothes or shorts and bring some towels to dry off to have fun in the suds! Biodegradable, hypoallergenic foam is used in this unusually wet and wacky program.