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Date & Time

October 12-13, 19-20, and 26-27
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm



So Much Fun, It’s Scary

HallZOOween is FREE with Zoo Admission! Guests will be treated to a day of fun at the Cincinnati Zoo! Help the Zoo go green, please bring your own treat bag!

  • Trick or Treat Stations
  • Special Animal Enrichment
  • Phil Dalton’s Theater of Illusion Shows at 1pm & 3pm
  • Hogwarts Express Train Ride (Additional charge applies)
  • Scare-ousel (additional charge applies)
What to Expect:

Costume Guide

Kids are encouraged to wear a costume during HallZOOween, but it is not required.

kids in costume

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.

brochure with candies
Download the PDF Shopping Guide
kids during halloween


Look for our ever-popular trick-or-treat stations through the Zoo!  Help the Zoo go green, please bring your own treat bag!

fall themed dessert

Festive Fan Treats

Try all of the fun, fall-themed foods.

man performing magic

Phil Dalton’s Theater of Illusion

Shows at 1pm & 3pm

little girl playing

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!

man in wizard outfit

Spooktacular Rides

All aboard the spooktacular Hogwarts Express!

hippo eating pumpkin

Pumpkin Pandemonium

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

hippo in a costume

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!

Jack O’Lantern Glow

Get ready to experience Cincinnati’s newest fall tradition, Jack O’Lantern Glow, presented by Medpace, at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden! Select dates in October.

Jack O’ Lantern Glow is an immersive walkthrough experience with more than 5,000 hand-carved pumpkins and fall displays along a half-mile trail in the Zoo, making it the largest of its kind in the Tri-state area!

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