What to Expect

You and your family can enjoy:

Boo-in-a-Bag!

To help provide social distancing and to reduce contact, we’ve taken all of the treat stations and combined them into one bag! All child tickets will receive a pre-stuffed treat bag thanks to our generous sponsors. Each child between the ages of 2-12 will receive a voucher upon entrance to the Zoo that can be redeemed at the Boo-in-a-bag pick up station located near the Scare-ousel! (Look for the Pumpkin arch!) We’ve taken all of the treat stations and combined them into one bag!  Each bag is filled with lots of treats from our generous sponsors.

You must have a voucher to receive a treat bag. Infants under 2 will not receive a treat bag. Treats will be handed out by Zoo volunteers. All volunteers undergo a daily health screening and will be wearing masks and gloves throughout the event. Available as supplies last.


Hide and Seek Fiona!

Seek out the three Fiona statues that will be hidden throughout the Zoo to see what Fiona dressed up as for Halloween. Look out, she may change from week to week!


Animal Pumpkin Pandemonium

Animals will be receiving pumpkins each weekend for enrichment! Stop by your favorite animal to see the pandemonium!


Spooktacular Rides

All aboard the spooktacular Hogwarts Express!


Festive Fall Treats

Try all of the fun, fall-themed foods!

  • Fall Flavored Funnel Fries at Hops
  • Pumpkin Latte at Cup and Cone
  • Caramel Apples at Cup and Cone
  • Caramel Corn at Multiple locations throughout the Zoo
  • Beignet at Hops and Cup and Cone

Photo Fun

Take your family autumn photos at the Zoo and treat yourself to some fall favorites like caramel apples, pumpkin latte and caramel corn!

Make smart shopping choices this HallZooween!

Animals like the Bornean and Sumatran orangutans are critically endangered species due in part to the palm oil industry.  Palm oil is used in many of the foods and products we consume every day from frozen vegetables to shampoo. Oil palm plantations are spreading across Indonesia, which produces 85% of the world’s supply of palm oil, often to the detriment of its rainforests and wildlife. As consumers, we can choose to buy products made with sustainable palm oil as certified by the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). Below is a helpful guide for purchasing candy made with certified sustainable palm oil.

Download the pdf Shopping Guide

Thank you to our Boo in a Bag sponsors

Perfetti Van Melle
JM Smucker
Kroger
Skyline Chili
Hamilton County Soil & Water
Midwest Cheer
Goldfish Swim School
The Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton Co.
Cincy Shirts
YMCA
Old Spaghetti Factory
Miami University
Mathnasium
Piano Players
Chick-fil-a
Yowie North America
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