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The "World's Largest
Halloween Party!"

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

Themed Areas

Along the way you’ll enjoy: 

Trick-or-treating for guests 11 and under.  Enjoy these fun themed areas:

  • Mumpkin the Giant Talking Pumpkin - a favorite!

  • New for 2013: Sports Spectacular

  • Land of OZ, Pirate’s Cove & Under the Sea

  • Superhero City, Toyland & Ogre Swamp

  • Wonderland, Jammin' Jungle & Dino-mania

  • Astro Disco - kids love to boogie!

  • PNC Grow Up Great Storybook Land

  • Meijer Virtual Playground Oct 24-27

  • And more!

Enjoy the main Party festivities with basic Party admission. Special and more thrilling experiences for the adventuresome are also available (fees and some restrictions apply).

Rides/Attractions (same price for all guests):

Spooktacular Carousel – $2
An enchanted carousel spinning to popular Halloween tunes.

The Wizardly Express Train and Carousel Ride Package - $5
Enjoy a 20 minute ride before or after your trick-or-treating adventure. After your train ride, enjoy a spin on the Spooktacular Carousel.

Handimals - Starts at $10
Create a lasting memento of your visit to the Zoo. With this fun "hands-on" experience, our artists will turn a child's hand print into any animal desired. All orders are custom made, within minutes. Matting and framing available for extra fee (main plaza).

Kaman's Art Shoppe Face Painting - Starts at $8
Show everyone your wild side! One of our skilled Artisans will help guests select from one of our many wild designs, and then hand-paint the colorful image in just a matter of minutes! Our Face Paint has all the qualities of Theatrical Makeup; it is safe, non-toxic and simply washes off with soap and water! 

Louisville Zoo Youth Board Face Painting
& Sand Art - ($1-$4)

Proceeds benefit the Zoo's capital campaigns.

Kaman's Photo Packages - Starts at $15
Catch memories of your costumed kiddos - great for holiday gifts!  You'll see photographers at some of your favorite areas.

4-D Theater - $4
presented by Ford Motor Company
The popular 4-D Theater features 3-D projection, surround-sound audio and exciting special effects that fully immerse you in all the action. Fifty comfortable (non-moving) 4-D seats are imbedded with special effects like neck air, leg ticklers and more. Plus lots of in-theater special effects and surprises! Featured Experience: Ice Age™: Dawn of the Dinosaurs-The 4-D Experience Watch the Trailer.

Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow Tour – $2
You are escorted through this walk-through attraction in Gorilla Forest while a resident host from Sleepy Hollow tells you the tale of the famous Headless Horseman. Be prepared for a spooky surprise at the end (can be quite dark later in evening).

Note: Rides and Attractions are subject to weather conditions and general maintenance.

Fun Gift Items

Fun glow necklaces, snakes, Halloween-themed jewelry and more at the gift shops Louisville Zoo members get 10% off select items


Snacks & Beverages

Yummy snacks and beverages at concession stands.  Check back for more details.

Louisville Zoo members get a 10% discount - excludes cart locations


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