Haunt The Zoo
Think trick-or-treating door-to-door is a bore?
Turn your BORE into EXPLORE with a wild trick-or-treating adventure during the
Oklahoma City Zoo’s 29th annual Haunt the Zoo for Halloween!
Friday, October 26, through Wednesday, October 31,
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. nightly (rain or shine)
Click here to view your Party Pics!
Haunt the Zoo is a hauntingly good time for the whole family and a safe alternative to traditional Halloween events. Trick-or-treaters will be greeted by friendly mascot characters before embarking on the Haunt the Zoo trail. Children will stop at festive fantasy-themed booths to collect tasty treats from volunteers. Party Pics, professional photographers, will be taking digital photos of Haunt the Zoo goers. All photos will be available online for guests to view and purchase. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Zoo.
For answers to commonly asked Haunt the Zoo questions, click here.
Zoo Costume Swap
Why buy NEW Halloween costumes this year? Save your money and save landfills from more than 6,250 tons of discarded costumes each year. Together, we can make a difference!
- Donate and swap gently used children’s costumes, Saturday, October 13, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., in the Global Plaza, rain or shine. No Zoo admission required to swap.
- Donate early, Monday, Oct. 8, through Friday, Oct. 12 in the Guest Relations Office. Receive ticket(s) to swap on Oct.13.
- Donate without swapping.
- Sizes range from infants to toddlers to youth XL.
- Drop off a large pumpkin (bigger than your head) on Oct.13 and visit the Zoo for free!
Tickets On Sale!
Advanced Haunt the Zoo tickets are $6 per child wishing to trick-or-treat, or $7 at the gate. Accompanying adults, 18 years of age or older, are admitted free. To purchase tickets, drop by the Zoo from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or click below. Admission includes an official treat bag. ZooFriends memberships do not apply to Haunt the Zoo.
All of the candy distributed at Haunt the Zoo is Palm Oil free in support of orangutan conservation! Parents--you can do the same! Buy sweet treats for the holiday that is free of palm oil. Deforestation due to non-sustainable palm oil production is threatening populations of already-endangered orangutans in Indonesia and Malaysia. Shop smart! Support companies that are trying to keep this amazing species from becoming extinct!
Treat your "punkin" to a pumpkin and help the Zoo! Honor your friends, kids, pets or a special someone by sponsoring a personalized pumpkin to be placed in the special Haunt the Zoo Pumpkin Patch. Download the form by clicking the link below and follow the instructions. Forms with checks must be received by the Zoo no later than October 26. Then don't forget, when you're at Haunt the Zoo, stop by the Pumpkin Patch and look for your honoree's pumpkin!
Thanks to our Sponsors!
The 29th annual Haunt the Zoo is presented by Kohl's Cares and The Children’s Hospital Volunteers.
Sponsors of the 29th annual Haunt the Zoo include:
Allegiance Credit Union; AT&T Pioneers; OK 1st Chapter; Bank of Oklahoma; Chesapeake Energy; Cher A. Bumps, Assoc.; Cox Communications; First Security Bank; Fred Jones Family Foundation; Frito-Lay; Great Plains Coca Cola; Great Plains Dr Pepper; Krispy Kreme; La Petite Academy & Childtime Learning Centers; Love's Travel Stops; Magic 104.1 KMGL/92.5 KOMA/Frito-Lay; OKDHS Child Support Services; Sonic Drive-Ins; Tinker Federal Credit Union; Wal-Mart; and ZooFriends.