Sunday, Oct 25, 2020 at 9:00am
Enjoy free, daytime Halloween fun at Halloweekends! Come to the Zoo dressed in family-friendly costumes,* and as you walk around to see the animals, you’ll find non-scary Halloween decorations around Zoo grounds. Plus, enjoy special discounts and fall-themed menus. The animals will get in on the fun, too—watch as they receive special pumpkin enrichment! Halloweekends is not a trick-or-treating experience.
Happenings at Halloweekends
Every day during Halloweekends, you and your family can enjoy:
-- Pumpkin Stomp 'n' Chomp enrichment treats for the animals (pumpkins courtesy of Eckert’s Country Store & Farms)
-- Fall-themed food for purchase
-- Unique Halloween decorations for photo opportunities
-- Zoo's daily schedule, exhibits and attractions
-- A kids' digital activity
-- $2 of the price of an Adventure Pass for children ages 2 to 12 in costume* with on-site purchase
-- Receive 10 percent off any purchase at Safari Gift Shop and Treetop Shop
Exclusive Zoo Member Discounts
Zoo Members receive:
-- 20 percent off any purchase at Safari Gift Shop and Treetop Shop
-- $10 off an animal adoption package with plush toy for children ages 2-12 in costume* (Visit a Welcome Desk for details.)
*Please see costume policy below.
Zoo Reservations Required
Free, timed-ticket reservations are required to visit the Zoo and Halloweekends.
For everyone's safety, the Zoo has implemented enhanced protocols and procedures. Guests are required to wear protective masks/face coverings — which must cover nose and mouth — while visiting.
Costumes & Safety
Family-friendly Halloween costumes are encouraged. Costume masks are not permitted for any age. *See costume policy below.
For everyone's safety, the Zoo has implemented enhanced protocols and procedures. Guests are required to wear protective masks/face coverings — which must cover nose and mouth — while visiting. See more information.
*Halloween Costume Policy
We welcome all visitors to get into the Halloween spirit and dress up for Boo at the Zoo and Halloweekends. However, the Zoo is a family-friendly place, and we have policies in place for everyone's safety and enjoyment:
-- Costume masks are not permitted for any age. (Costume masks are defined as non-protective masks intended for decorative/costume-only use.)
-- All guests ages 9 and above are required to wear protective masks/face coverings — which must cover nose and mouth — while visiting.
-- No face paint that completely conceals the face
-- Scary costumes are not permitted
-- Costume appropriateness is up to the discretion of Zoo security
Be sure to check this page prior to your visit for any changes to this policy.
Parking & Directions
All-day parking ($15/vehicle) is available on the Zoo's North Lot on Government Drive and South Lot on Wells Drive. Limited street parking is available in Forest Park.
Thursday, Oct 22, 2020 at 10:30am Central Time
Thursday, Oct 22, 2020 at 7:30pm Eastern Time
Friday, Oct 23, 2020 at 8:00pm Eastern Time