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Prairie Farms Dairy

Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Halloween Spooktacular

2019 Halloween Guide
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Calling all mummies, pumpkins, and ghosts! The Zoo invites visitors to this much more sweet than spooky special event on Friday, October 25 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, October 26 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Halloween Spooktacular, presented by Prairie Farms Dairy, will be filled with a maze, costumes, and, of course, goodies ghoul-ore! The animals will also be celebrating, receiving pumpkins filled with their favorite treats for enrichment. Halloween has never been more fun with these not-too-scary spooktacular activities:

Spooktacular Activities:

Halloween Spooktacular
  • Fun times await kids in the twist and turns of the haystack maze!
  • Magical “pumpkins” 12 and under, or groups and families with themed costumes can enter our Spooktacular Costume Contest! Registration is from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and winners will be announced during the after-parade festivities. All registered participants will be entered into a prize giveaway!
  • Slip into your favorite Halloween attire and march in our annual costume parade Saturday at 2 p.m. The parade starts at the Northwestern Mutual Family Farm and ends at the Peck Welcome Center, where the winner will be announced.
  • Trick or treat! Collect savory sweet treats by visiting treat stops located among our animal habitats! For the little ghosts and goblins with food allergies, we have a few allergy-free stops, courtesy of the Teal Pumpkin Project. Kids will receive Halloween wristbands, stretch snakes, spiders and more!
  • Our animals will join in the Halloween fun, receiving special pumpkins filled with their favorite treats for extra spooktacular enrichment!
Halloween Spooktacular

Reduced admission rates apply on both Friday and Saturday evenings:

Adults: $10.75
Juniors (ages 3 to 12): $8.75
Children (ages 2 and under): Free
Parking: $12

Zoological Society membership is valid for Halloween Spooktacular.

Pumpkin Click here for a list of Frequently Asked Questions about Halloween Spooktacular.

Visitors of all ages are invited to this not-too-scary Zoo special event! All activities are free with Zoo admission unless otherwise noted. For more information on this spooktacular event, please contact the Zoo’s Marketing and Communications Department  at 414.256.5466.