The Cincinnati Zoo is always a good idea, but the Zoo is particular boo-tiful in the fall. The colors, the cooler temps and active animals all make for a fun fall destination. Add Halloween fun to the mix, and it’s magic!
HallZOOween, presented by Frisch’s Big Boy, happens Saturdays and Sundays through October 27 from 12-5 pm. Each weekend, treat stations will be set up throughout the Zoo (BYOB to help the #GreenestZooinAmerica stay green), along with not-so-spooky animal encounters, Hogwarts Express train rides and opportunities to spin on the Scare-ousel. Sound like fun?
Here are 5 reasons you need to check out HallZOOween:
1. HallZOOween is free for members and included with Zoo admission.
This event is included with Zoo Admission, and the perfect excuse to renew your Zoo membership! (Don’t have a membership? Consider joining — it’s a wonderful deal and a gift that the whole family can enjoy all year long!)
2. There are fun photo opps everywhere you turn.
Tag your pics #HallZOOween and the Zoo might share!
3. You’ll see your favorite hippo
Once temps retreat below 50 degrees, #TeamFiona goes to an indoor habitat. So you might not see much of Miss F after October!
4. There are fun animal encounters everywhere you turn.
Lions and tigers and bears — oh my! HallZOOween boasts some of the coolest animal encounters of the year.
5. It’s the Zoo.
The Cincinnati Zoo is one of the most family-friendly attractions in the city. Dressing your kiddos up to go trick-or-treating at the Zoo makes the whole experience even more fun!
HallZOOween happens Oct. 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27 from 12-5 pm and is free for members and included with admission.
Please note: the Zoo is currently undergoing its More Home to Roam renovations, and the Vine Street overpass is closed. You’ll enter at a temporary entrance along Erkenbrecher Avenue.