Press release from the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo:
All-new Wild Zoo Halloween Offers Fall Family Fun with a Zoo Twist
Daytime hours, animal shows, costume parade, and theme days among new features
Kids and families are invited to experience the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo’s new Wild Zoo Halloween event October 15-17, 21-24, and 28-31 from 12 – 5 PM daily.
The Wild Zoo Halloween promises surprises, adventure, family fun, and candy treats in a family-friendly fall atmosphere. Guests can choose their own path to interactive Treat Trails, join in the Monster Mash dance party, meet Broomhilda the friendly witch, explore the Mummy’s Kitchen, visit the Beauty Shop of Horrors, touch creepy critters, and more. In addition to treats, every child will receive a complimentary kid-sized pumpkin of their very own. Kids are encouraged to wear costumes and join the daily Costume Parade! Train riders will be treated to the “Tale of the Twisted Tree” as they venture into the Franke Park woods.
Animal exhibits in the Central Zoo, the Indiana Family Farm, and portions of the Australian Adventure will be open. Keepers will deliver pumpkin treats to selected animals on a rotating schedule. Theme days at the Wild Zoo Halloween include Star Wars characters on October 16; favorite cartoon characters on October 21; Icy, The Mad Ant, K’Zoo, and other mascots on October 24; and free balloon animals on October 29. On Thursdays, train rides are free all day!
A Pumpkin Decorating Contest is open to the public and offers prizes in four age categories. Entries can be viewed at the Wild Zoo Halloween from October 28-31.
Detailed schedules of all Wild Zoo Halloween events are on the zoo’s website at .
Admission for the Wild Zoo Halloween is $8 for children and $4 for adults. Zoo Members receive $2 off per person every day. Additional fees are charged for the train ride, pony ride, carnival-style games, bracelet-making, and face painting. Food is available for purchase.
Thanks to these generous sponsors for their support of the Wild Zoo Halloween: Bob Evans; Dairy Queen; Ellison Bakery; Lee’s Famous Recipe; Lutheran Health Network; MainStay Solutions; Parkview Health; PNC; Roller Dome; Salin Bank; and Sweetcakes Comedy Entertainment.