Enjoy a “merry-not-scary” Halloween at the zoo! See all of our zoo animals while you explore the Treat Trails, meet Broomhilda the Witch, pick a mini pumpkin to bring home, and experience plenty more kid-friendly activities.
Visit the zoo from 12 to 5pm (last admission at 5pm, grounds close at 6pm) between October 14-16, 20-23, or 27-31, and don’t forget to wear your Halloween costumes! Take lots of photos, but be sure to tag us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram too!
Every day is a new theme this Halloween! Check out our Wild Zoo Halloween schedule below.
Friday, October 14
PLUMPkin Day: Guess the weight of the Zoo’s giant pumpkin
Saturday, October 15 (1 to 4 PM)
Princess Day: Have a magical encounter with princess Sophy, Cinderella, Icey Queen, ballerinas and more
Sunday, October 16 (2 to 4 PM)
Mascot Day: Give a cheer! Meet the local Fort Wayne mascots on the Australian Plaza
Thursday, October 20
Enjoy FREE train rides on the Z.O.&O. Railroad Train
Friday, October 21
Pumpkin Stomp & Chomp: Watch our animals enjoy their pumpkin-themes enrichment treats. Schedule: 12:30 Lynx; 1:00 Red Panda; 1:30 Cow; 2:00 Ring-tailed Lemurs; 2:30 Pigs; 3:00 Dingoes; 3:30 Wallabies; 4:00 Donkeys; 4:30 Magpies & Pheasants; 5:00 Sheep; 5:30 Rabbit & Chickens.
Saturday, October 22 (1 to 3 PM)
Local Hero Day: Shake hands with the real heroes, like Fort Wayne police officers, firefighters, military members, and more
Sunday, October 23 (1 to 3 PM)
Star Wars Day: Meet Star Wars characters on Australian Plaza
Thursday, October 27
Cans for Conservation: Bring an empty, clean aluminum can to recycle at the main entrance and get one FREE ride ticket for the Z.O.&O. Railroad Train
*Limit one free ride ticket per person. Valid 10/27/16 only.
Friday, October 28
Scavenger Hunt: Scour the Zoo for all of the Halloween-related clues
Saturday, October 29 & Sunday, October 30
Truck & Tractor Weekend: See the big John Deere tractors up close
Monday, October 31
Pumpkin Decorating Workshop: Design your own pumpkin from the Pumpkin Patch to take home
All the above is included in your Admission + Trick-or-Treating package.
A special thank you to all of our 2016 Wild Zoo Halloween sponsors!
*To receive your member discount when purchasing Wild Zoo Halloween tickets online, please use the promo code you received by mail in early October. To receive the discount at the gate, please show your zoo membership card and photo ID. Fort Wayne Zoo Society Members at the BasicPlus, Safari Club, Director’s Circle, and King of the Jungle levels receive one-time free admission to the Wild Zoo Halloween. All others are charged admission to this fundraising event.