Halloween at the Zoo: October 26, 2014
Dress up as your favorite goblin, ghoul or witch and head to the Zoo for a safe alternative to trick or treating. Halloween at the Zoo is a celebration for the entire community that includes free trick-or-treating, a fun activity tent, and much more!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I have to pay to attend Halloween at the Zoo?
Admission is free, but we are asking for a suggestion donation of $2.
Is there a costume contest?
YES - NEW THIS YEAR! Click here
for details on how to enter.
Can I get in before 9:30 a.m.?
Yes, if you are a Friends of the Zoo member
(sustaining level and above). This group of members will get early entrance into Halloween at the Zoo at 9 a.m. Click here
to find out who you can bring with you. Arrive at Gate 1 (Lion Gate) off of Drake and Randall. You will be let in right at 9 a.m. so please arrive a little early to get checked-in (you must show your current membership card).
When is the free trick-or-treating?
Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 9:30a.m. - 3:00p.m.
Do I need to bring my own bag?
Yes, please bring your own bag.
Will there be anything to do on Friday or Saturday during the day?
The Zoo will be open regular hours (9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.), but there are not any Halloween activities planned for Friday or Saturday.
-Trick-or-Treating (THREE LINES THIS YEAR: near sheep, near camels, and near tapir)
-Kangaroo Hop Bounce House (near the Main Tent - located in the center of the Zoo)
-Get your photo taken with spooky Schwinn bikes dressed up for Halloween (near the Arctic Passage Construction Site)
-MSCR Fit2Go Van - Fitness Activities and Games (on the terrace of Anna Vilas Hall)
-Activity Tent (in the Main Tent - located in the center of the Zoo)
-Face Painting (in the Education Pavilion - ENTER THROUGH THE DISCOVERY CENTER)
-Meet our Education Animals (in or near the Discovery Center)
11:00am-12:00pm (winners announced at 12:30pm)
-Costume Contest (on the stage near the Main Tent - located in the center of the Zoo) Click here
for details on how to enter.
-Performance by Truly Remarkable Loon Comedy Juggler (on the stage near the Main Tent - located in the center of the Zoo)
-Ken Lonnquist & Dave (in the Education Pavilion - ENTER THROUGH THE DISCOVERY CENTER)
-Get your picture taken with the Klement's Racing Sausages (on the stage near the Main Tent - located in the center of the Zoo)
Additional Entertainment Roaming the Trick-or-Treat Lines:
-501st Legion-WI Garrison
-Klement's Racing Sausages
Festive Animal Fun:
9:30am - "Scardie-Cats" Lion/Tiger Scarecrows (Tiger & Lion Exhibits)
10:00am -Capybara Pumpkin Patch (Capybara Exhibit)
10:30am - Orangutan Halloween Party (Primate House)
11:30am - Tortoise Walking Dead (Herpetarium Tortoise Yard)
12:00pm - Colobus/Hyrax Pumpkin Patch (Primate House)
12:30pm - Gibbon Graveyard (Children's Zoo)
2:00pm - Lemurs Screamers (Primate House)
2:30pm - Porcupine Walking Dead (Children's Zoo)
3:00pm - Meerkat Fear Factor (Children's Zoo)
How to Have an Orangutan-Friendly Halloween
Please help orangutans this Halloween by choosing candy made with sustainable palm oil.
You can download Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's list of Orangutan Friendly Sustainable Palm Oil Halloween Candy by clicking here
Many thanks to our generous sponsors:
Activity Tent Sponsor:
Costume Contest Sponsor:
Treat Stop Sponsors:
Knuckleheads Trampoline, Bowling, and Indoor Amusement Park
Monona Plumbing & Fire Protection, Inc.
Mounds Pet Food Warehouse
Noodles & Company
Orthodontic Specialists of Madison
Rocky Rococo Pizzerias
SwimWest Swim School
Whole Foods Market
BDO USA, LLP
Zoo Beverage Sponsor:
Pepsi-Cola of Madison