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The "World's Largest
Halloween Party!"



NEW - Costume Contest

The Louisville Zoo is hosting a costume contest for the final nights of the Halloween Party - Oct. 23-26 and Oct. 30. Winners will receive a behind-the-scenes tour with the newest addition – the baby hippo - and a plush hippo toy!

Guests to the Party during the final event dates will be invited to submit their photos on the Zoo’s Instagram page @louisvillezooofficial with the tag of #louisvillezoohalloweencostume. There will be one winner in each of three categories.

Here are the winners.


Best Family Theme   Most Zoo Like   Most Creative
#briannielsen90   #emilysimpsondouglas   #MCS778

Update: Photos must be taken with (1) the Zoo’s Big Blue-eyed Darner (dragonfly) behind the cafe' on the plaza as you exit - OR (2) inside the main gift shop where light is good after dark and you can take the photo before or after you do the trick-or-treat route.  Photo must be received on the Zoo’s Instagram account and tagged accordingly from Oct. 23-31 to be considered in the contest. We look forward to seeing some fabulous costumes!


This FUNraiser provides critical support every year to the Zoo’s animal care programs, botanical gardens, visitor experiences and conservation education. It takes a village to create the magic that is “The World’s Largest Halloween Party!”  Our thanks to the entire “cast” and "crew" 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


Booville Sponsors