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Wild Zoo Halloween

October 16 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)
Every 0 weeks on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until October 31, 2015


Do it all at the Wild Zoo Halloween Presented by Edy’s

Trick or treat for candy
Navigate a mini maze
Pick a pumpkin in our Pumpkin Patch
Hear a joke from Lil’ Bill
Enjoy tons of kid-friendly activities
See zoo animals
Meet Broomhilda the Witch
All the above is included in your Admission + Trick-or-Treating package

Special Days

October 17  Guessing Games – How much candy is in the jar?  Guess the right number and win!

October 18  Princess Day – Meet & greet our real Princesses 2-4 PM
Meet Icey Queen & Princess Leah (Australian Adventure Plaza), Princess Sophia (Red Panda exhibit), and Tinkerbelle (Zoo Entrance Plaza)

October 19  Mascot Day – Meet & greet local Mascots 2-4 PM
Meet Icy (Komets), Johnny (Tin Caps), Sparky the Fire Dog (Jonesboro Fire Department), Bill the Lion, K’Zoo, Biscuit (Bob Evans) and Admiral Andy (Three Rivers Festival) from 2-4 pm in the Australian Adventure Plaza. Appearance times vary for each mascot.

October 23  Free Train Rides – Ride the train free  12-5 PM

October 24  Pumpkin Stomp & Chomp – Animals get pumpkins to eat and play with.

October 25  Hero Day – Meet & greet Police, Fire, and Military representatives 2-4 PM
Meet representatives from the 122nd Fighter Wing, Fort Wayne Fire Department, 384th Military Police Battalion, Fort Wayne Police Department, and Indiana National Guard from 2-4 pm at the Zoo Entrance Plaza and Australian Adventure Plaza.

October 26  Magic Day – Amazing Magic Shows 2:45 & 3:45 PM on the Australian Adventure Plaza.

October 30  Free Train Rides – Ride the train free 12-5 PM

October 31  Pumpkin Decorating Workshop – Create a pumpkin masterpiece to take home
All the above is included with Admission

Daily Schedule 

2:00 PM  Meet K’Zoo
2:30 PM  Live Animal Show
3:00 PM  Sea Lion Feeding
3:30 PM  Monster Mash Dance Party
All the above is included with Admission 


Admission Only:  $5 per person (all ages)
Admission + Trick-or-Treating:  $9 per person (all ages)
Babies age 1 and under receive free admission.  Babies receiving treats are charged $4

Zoo Members get $2 off admission at the gate and online!


Are the treats orangutan-friendly?
All treats offered at the Wild Zoo Halloween Presented by Edy’s are palm-oil free or are manufactured by companies that are members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). The sustainable production of palm oil is crucial to the survival of orangutans, because their rain forest habitat is often destroyed to create poorly managed and unsustainable palm oil plantations. Download a Palm Oil Shopping Guide to help you make orangutan-friendly choices when you shop.

Is the whole zoo open?
Wild Zoo Halloween Presented by Edy’s activities are located in the Central Zoo and portions of the Australian Adventure. The African Journey and Indonesian Rain Forest will not be open during the Wild Zoo Halloween Presented by Edy’s.

Can anyone trick or treat?
Guests of any age can purchase the Admission + Trick-or-Treating package, which allows collection of 10 treats and a pumpkin from the Pumpkin Patch.

Are there additional fees?
Everything listed under Daily Activity Schedule and Special Days is included with your admission.  To receive 10 treats plus a pumpkin from the Pumpkin Patch, children and adults must purchase the Admission + Trick-or-Treating package. Additional fees are charged for these optional activities: Train Ride, carnival-style games, bead bracelet, face painting, pony ride, and food purchases zoo concession stands.

Are Zoo Members admitted free?
Fort Wayne Zoo Society Members at the BasicPlus, Zoo Booster, Safari Club, Director’s Circle, and King of the Jungle levels get free admission to the Wild Zoo Halloween! Members in those categories will receive a letter authorizing free admission for those normally covered under your Membership. Watch for your letter and bring it with you for one-time free admission. All other Zoo Members (Individual, Family, Single Parent, Grandparent, and Zoo Friend) receive a $2 discount on admission to this fundraising event.

Thanks to our Wild Zoo Halloween Sponsors:

Edy's ice cream logo

  NIPSCO logo
Carsons logo
3 rivers credit union logo

BAE systems logo Bob Evans logo


October 16
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo
3411 Sherman Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808 United States
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(260) 427-6800