Treat Your Family to HallZOOween at the Cincinnati Zoo & BOO-tanical Garden

Posted October 4, 2017

Four Weekends of Fun – October 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, & 28-29

CINCINNATI (October 4, 2017)HallZOOween, presented by Frisch’s Big Boy, kicks off this weekend! Little ghouls and boys can trick-or-treat around the Cincinnati Zoo & BOO-tanical Garden on October 7-8, 14-15, 21-22 & 28-29 from Noon – 5 p.m. Please BYOB (bring your own bag) to help the #GreenestZooinAmerica stay green!

Stop by the Zoo’s Beauty Shop of Horrors for fingernail painting and cool temporary tattoos and witness one of the area’s best magical entertainers – Phil Dalton’s Theater of Illusion.  Marvel at the magic each Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the Wings of Wonder Theater.

frisch's big boyThe always-popular Search for the Golden Frisch’s Big Boy is back again this year!  Two golden big boy statues will be hidden around the Zoo each day of HallZOOween. The two lucky visitors who find them will receive a Frisch’s gift card and Cincinnati Zoo tickets valued at $150. Guests will also enjoy the 4-D Experience in the Zoo’s Special FX 4-D Theater! (There is an additional cost for this attraction.)

The weekend will be packed with special animal encounters, HallZOOween animal meet & greets, Hogwarts Express train rides and opportunities to spin on the Scare-ousel.

NOTE: This is the last weekend to see gorillas in their outdoor habitat. Gorilla World will close on October 9 and reopen in late November when the brand new indoor facility is ready!!

The Cincinnati Zoo opens daily at 10 am. (9 a.m. for Zoo Members.) HallZOOween, presented by Frisch’s Big Boy, takes place from Noon – 5 p.m. and is FREE with Zoo Admission. For more information, visit