Wild Zoo Halloween opens Friday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo’s 41st annual Wild Zoo Halloween opens Friday, October 11 at 10 am until 5 pm, featuring your favorite Zoo animals, family fun, and tasty treats that are just right for pint-sized guests. The Wild Zoo Halloween is a fundraiser for the zoo.

Highlights of the upcoming weekend include:

Friday, October 11
Free Carousel Rides All Day
Zoo guests can enjoy unlimited FREE rides on the Endangered Species Carousel.
Story Time at 10:30
Join us for a fall themed story in the Australian Plaza
Regular Wild Zoo Halloween admission prices still apply.

Saturday, October 12
Halloween Animal Enrichment
Watch as your favorite zoo animals celebrate the season with fall treats throughout the
day.
Meet Princesses and Superheroes
Princess characters and superheroes will meet zoo guests from 11:00 – 1:30 p.m. at
various locations within the zoo. Families are encouraged to take photos with the
characters.
Regular Wild Zoo Halloween admission prices still apply.

Sunday, October 13
Family Fun Concert
Music by the Atomic Sharks, noon to 3:00 p.m. in the Australian Plaza is where you can
find this family fun concert.
3411 Sherman Boulevard Fort Wayne, IN 46808 P: 260-427-6800 F: 260-427-6820 www.kidszoo.org

Additional theme days at the Wild Zoo Halloween include:
October 18 – Free Carousel Rides & Story Time
October 19 – Halloween Animal Enrichment & Meet Princesses and Superheroes
October 20 – Music by Atomic Sharks
October 25 – Free Train Rides and Story Time
October 26 – Halloween Animal Enrichment
October 27 – Music by Atomic Sharks
October 25 to 27 – Truck & Tractor Weekend

Details on all Wild Zoo Halloween HERE

Guests can trick-or-treat for candy at the Treat Trails, visit your favorite zoo animals, see giantsized pumpkins, decorated straw bales and more. Children can choose their own mini-pumpkin from the Pumpkin Patch. Animal sculptures made out of pumpkins are always a guest favorite.

Kids are encouraged to wear costumes and bring their own treat bag. The zoo is decorated for Halloween and features several photo spots where guests can take their own pictures.

All treats offered at the Wild Zoo Halloween 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.

Admission to the Wild Zoo Halloween is $5 for all ages; admission with treats is $9 for all ages. Zoo Members receive $2 off admission. Babies age 1 and under are admitted free but are charged $4 if they receive treats. Additional fees are charged for the Z.O.&O. Railroad, Endangered Species Carousel, and Pony Trail. Food is available for purchase.