Photo: Cincinnati Zoo
Photo: Cincinnati Zoo

WORTH THE DRIVE: Why the animals of the Cincinnati Zoo are getting SPOOKY these four weekends only

Who says the animals don’t get to partake in the Halloween fun? 

Cincinnati’s cutest are getting spooky and festive for four weekends of Cincinnati Zoo & BOO-tanical Garden. Trick-or-treat, tons of Halloween entertainment, special animal encounters, meet and greets, Hogwarts Express train rides and more are a part of the festivities taking place every Saturday and Sunday in October.

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Trick-or-treat is happening every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. The zoo asks to please BYOB (bring your own bag) to help the zoo’s mission of being as green as possible.

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“Entertainment, sponsored by Subaru, includes Beauty Shop of Horrors, where you can get fingernails painted and cool temporary tattoos, and Phil Dalton’s Theater of Illusion. Marvel at the magic each Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the Wings of Wonder Theater. The always-popular Search for the Golden Frisch’s Big Boy is back again this year! Two golden big boy statues will be hidden around the Zoo each day of HallZOOween. The two lucky visitors who find them will receive a prize of Frisch’s Gift Cards and Zoo tickets – valued at $150!” according to a press release from the Cincinnati Zoo.

The zoo is open daily at 10 a.m.-- 9 a.m. for members-- and HallZOOween is free with zoo admission. Some shows in the FX 4-D Theater are an additional cost.


WHAT: HallZOOween at the Cincinnati Zoo & BOO-tanical Garden

WHEN: Saturdays & Sundays in October: Oct. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28

WHERE: Cincinnati Zoo, 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati

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