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Wild Zoo Halloween

October 16 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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halloween|fort wayne zoo

October 16-18, 22-25, 29-31

12:00-6:00PM, with last admission at 5:00PM

Admission (all ages*) $5

Admission with Treats (all ages*) $9

Zoo Members get $2 off per person every day

*Babies age 1 and younger receive free admission; babies receiving treats are charged $4.

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Do it all at the Wild Zoo Halloween presented by STAR Financial Bank! 

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


2:30 Live Animal Show

3:00 Sea Lion Show

3:30 Meet the Lion Mascot


October 16 – Plumpkin Day – Guess the weight of the Giant Pumpkin
October 17 – Princess Day – Meet princesses from 1-3 PM
October 18 – Mascot Day – Meet mascots from 2-4 PM
October 22 – Free Carousel Rides
October 23 – Pumpkin Stomp & Chomp – Animals get pumpkin treats
October 24 – Hero Day – Meet local fire, police, and military from 1-3 PM
October 25 – Star Wars Day – Meet Star Wars characters from 2-4 PM
October 29 – Free Carousel Rides
October 30 – Pumpkin Decorating Workshop – Decorate a special pumpkin to take home
October 31 – Cans for Conservation – Bring an empty aluminum can and get a free ride ticket (good for Train or Carousel only)

Are the treats orangutan-friendly?
All treats offered at the Wild Zoo Halloween presented by STAR Financial Bank 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. Click here for a palm oil resource guide to help you make orangutan-friendly choices when you shop.

Is the whole zoo open?
Wild Zoo Halloween Presented by STAR Financial Bank activities are located in various areas throughout the zoo.  Central Zoo and the Indonesian Rain Forest will be open for Wild Zoo Halloween in 2015.  Portions of the Australian Adventure and African Journey will be open.  Please note that the Australian Outback west of the bridge is closed for renovation.

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: Z.O.&O. Railroad, Endangered Species Carousel, carnival-style games, bead bracelet, face painting, Pony Ride, and food purchases zoo concession stands.

Are Zoo Members admitted free?
The Wild Zoo Halloween is a fundraising event for your nonprofit zoo.  Fort Wayne Zoo Society Members at the BasicPlus, Zoo Booster, Safari Club, Director’s Circle, and King of the Jungle levels get one-time free admission to the Wild Zoo Halloween. Members in those categories will receive a letter authorizing one-time 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 discount on admission to this fundraising event.

*To receive your member discount when purchasing Wild Zoo Halloween tickets online, please use the promo code you will receive 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.


October 16
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo
3411 Sherman Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46808 United States
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(260) 427-6800