- 2 dump trucks filled with pumpkins…including the “PLUMPkin”!
- 6 truckloads of cornstalks
- 450 straw bales
- 12,000 mini pumpkins for the Pumpkin Patch
- more than 200,000 pieces of candy
- more than 11,000 zombie teeth whistles
Now in its 37th year, this “merry-not-scary” event is fun for the whole family! Here’s what you can do at Wild Zoo Halloween 2015:
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
2:30 Live Animal Show
3:00 Sea Lion Show
3:30 Meet the Lion Mascot
Friday, October 16 PLUMPkin Day
Guess the weight of the Giant Pumpkin
Saturday, October 17 Princess Day
Meet Icey Queen & Princess Sophy (Australian Adventure Plaza),
Cinderella & Fairy Princess (African Journey Pavilions) from 1-3 PM
Sunday, October 18 Mascot Day
Meet Icy (Komets), Johnny (Tin Caps), Johnny Cougar (University of St Francis), Spotz (Fort Wayne Fire Dept.), Don the Mastodon (IPFW), Sparky the Fire Dog (Jonesboro Fire Dept.), Bill the Lion, Admiral Andy (Three Rivers Festival), and Norm (Huntington University) from 2-4 pm in the Australian Adventure Plaza. Appearance times vary for each mascot.
Thursday, October 22 Free Carousel Rides all day!
Friday, October 23 Pumpkin Stomp & Chomp
Animals get pumpkin treats – 12:45 Orangutan; 1:00 Penguin; 1:15 Tiger; 1:30 Otter; 2:00 Red Panda, 2:30 Lynx; 3:00 Sea Lion; 3:30 Wallaby; 4:00 Lemur
Saturday, October 24 Hero Day
Meet representatives from the Fort Wayne Fire Department, Fort Wayne Police Department, 122nd Fighter Wing, and United States Marine Corps 1-3 pm at the African Journey Pavilions and Australian Adventure Plaza
Sunday, October 25 Star Wars Day
Meet Star Wars characters from 2-4 pm on the Australian Adventure Plaza
Thursday, October 29 Free Carousel Rides all day!
Friday, October 30 Pumpkin Decorating Workshop
Design your own special pumpkin to take home. 12-5 pm at Little Poof
Saturday, October 31 Cans for Conservation
Bring an empty, clean aluminum can to recycle at the main entrance and get one free ride ticket. Limit one free ride ticket per person.
Back again in 2015: The Wild Zoo Halloween photo contest! Click here for official rules.
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