Posted October 14, 2022

Three Spooktacular Weekends of HallZOOween Kick Off Tomorrow at the Cincinnati Zoo 

So much fun it’s scary! 

CINCINNATI, OH (October 14, 2022) – Grab your ghouls and boys and head to the Cincinnati Zoo & BOO-tanical Garden for HallZOOween! The wildly popular, family-friendly fall event kicks off this weekend and features treat stations, photo opportunities, and festive fun from noon – 5 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays through the end of October.  

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     There’s so much to do! Ride the Hogwarts Express and Scare-ousel, be amazed by Phil Dalton’s Theater of Illusion shows, and try some of the new fall-themed foods like caramel apples, pumpkin latte and caramel corn! And, of course, visit your favorite animals and see them enjoy pumpkins and Halloween-themed enrichment. 

    Look for three fun 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! 

        HallZOOween is FREE with Zoo Admission! Kids are encouraged to get into the holiday spirit and wear a costume. Help the Zoo go green, please bring your own treat bag! 


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. 

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