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The "World's Largest
Halloween Party!"

Thanks for supporting the Zoo's biggest fundraiser. Over 62,000 attended this year's party! See you next year!
 

   
     

October 4-6, 10-13, 17-20
& 24-27, 2013
Enter from 5 until 8:30 p.m.
 

Special Event Tickets Required for all Guests

SEE ONLINE TICKET
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Be Seen. Not Scared
If scary is no fun for your little ones, then don’t miss the sweetest party in town. Join us for an evening of magical Halloween fun for the whole family as storybook scenes come to life with costumed characters and trick-or-treating throughout the Zoo. Come before or after dark!

We invite you to dress up for our merry, not-so-scary Halloween Party and meet your favorite pirates, princesses, superheroes and other storybook characters.  Plus visit Mumpkin the Giant Talking Pumpkin and wander through Pumpkinville, USA with its hay maze and hundreds of glowing pumpkins.  

Take fun photos with a T-Rex, giant crayons and a mermaid.  Don’t forget to stroll through Sleepy Hollow to see the mysterious Headless Horseman. The Zoo is transformed and YOU are part of the magic!

Special Treat - October 24 - 27 the Meijer Mobile Virtual Playground will be at the Zoo entrance with FREE fun games and giveaways for the whole family.

 

 

Black Cat Crossing Artificial Pumpkin Display – Over 200 artistically carved and lit artificial pumpkins. Stop by to see nightly carving demonstrations.

Important Party Tips:

  • Trick-or-treating for kids 11 and under! 

  • Kids - Bring Your Own Treat Bag - help us be “green”
    (cloth bags will be available for sale for $2)

  • Event is rain or shine.  No refunds or exchanges

  • This is a non-smoking event

  • Zoo admission gates close early to daytime visitors on Halloween Party nights: gates close at 3 p.m., stay until 4 p.m.

  • Visit some of our late night Party animals (weather permitting).  You are most likely to see flamingos, snow leopards, bongos, rhinos and giraffes.  Many others retire to their bedrooms; some are not out for their health and safety during this event. The HerpAquarium remains open during the event so visit our creepy and crawliest inhabitants.

  • This event is geared toward young children. Adults may NOT wear masks that cover their faces.

More Party Details:
 

 

Ticket Prices and Locations: 

Tickets are required for all guests age 3 & older.

NEW: Limited tickets will be available for each night to help
control crowds and improve your Party experience.

LOUISVILLE ZOO MEMBERS

Special rates for members and those covered on your card. Please present your online ticket along with your membership card and photo I.D. at the Zoo. Tickets go on sale beginning September 6.

FREE* October 4–6 & 10–13
Members MUST purchase in advance online for a specific evening using valid Member I.D.
$4* October 17–20 & 24–27
Members must purchase in advance online for a specific evening using valid Member I.D.
$5 Any night of the event at Zoo cashier window based on availability. Must present valid Member I.D.

Important Ticket Notes:

  • *ALL online tickets have a $1 convenience fee per ticket.

  • Event is rain or shine.  No refunds or exchanges

  • Mobile ticketing is available and barcodes can be scanned on your mobile device.


Buying tickets online

  1. Click on the Online Store banner (top right corner of this page). Note: Halloween tickets (not memberships) can also be purchased on mobile devices.

  2. Bring your printed ticket or mobile device with your barcode for validation.

MEMBERS IMPORTANT TIP:  Members MUST enter and submit a valid member I.D. in the member box in the left column of the ticket store (look for this box). 

 

 


For mobile users,
you MUST enter
your membership number
FIRST before ordering
discount tickets -
 

Scroll to the bottom
of your screen first!

NON-MEMBERS 
$7.50 Available only at Meijer stores.
Tickets valid for any night on sale beginning September 27.
$8* Advance online ticket.
Must select specific night. On sale starting September 9.
$10 Any night of the event at Zoo cashier window based on availability.

Important Ticket Notes:

  • *ALL online tickets have a $1 convenience fee per ticket.

  • Event is rain or shine. No refunds or exchanges

  • Mobile ticketing is available and barcodes can be scanned on your mobile device.

   

Advance Tickets for Groups:
 

Advance Tickets for Groups of 15+ - purchase online or call 502-459-2181 at least 72 hours in advance. 

To order Hard Stock Consignment Tickets (or) apply for the online Discount Ticket Program for Corporations & Associations click here for details.

This FUN raising fundraiser provides critical support every year to the Zoo’s animal care programs, botanical gardens, visitor experiences and conservation education. 

Parking  
$5  At Zoo (per car for all guests)* $5 (Cash Only)
*Although parking at the Zoo is free for Louisville Zoo members during regular hours, it is not included for special after-hours event including the Halloween Party

FREE

OFF SITE: Limited parking at Derby City ball field (Cyril Allgeier Community Center, 4101 Cadillac Ct.) behind the Zoo.  Free shuttle service.

 

Road Closings: The following road closings begin at 4 p.m. on event days: Illinois Ave. from Trevilian Way to Taylor Ave., Russell and Grenade. There will also be signs posted for no parking on Illinois Ave. from Trevilian Way to Taylor Ave., Russell, Grenade, Tycoon and Oak Hill.

Thanks

It takes a village to create the magic that is “The World’s Largest Halloween Party!”  Our thanks to the entire “cast” with special thanks to our presenting sponsor, Meijer, to all other partners and sponsors that help make it possible, and to you of course, our Party guests!  There is no Party without you!


Presented by

Sponsored by

Additional Sponsors

Louisville Metro Council President Jim King & District 10 Residents

 

Contributing Sponsors

 

Jason Philpot
Hay Co

 

Pumpkinville Sponsors