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Trick-or-Treat Among the Animals

Saturday, October 24, 2015 & Sunday, October 25, 2015 • Noon to 4:30pm Each Day

Trick-or-treat among the animals by visiting five candy trails sponsored by local business and not-for-profit organizations. Family-friendly activities throughout the Zoo, a costume contest, live animal encounters and a Pumpkin Palooza inside the Nature Exploration Center await each SPOOKtacular guest!

Special Admission Rates
  • $5 per trick-or-treating child (children of any age receiving candy), two adults admitted free with each paid child's admission
  • Children 2 & under that are not trick-or-treating admitted free
  • FOSZ members receive $1 off each child's admission
  • Regular admission of $5/adult applies to any additional adults & non trick-or-treating guests. FOSZ adult members are free.

Costumes, Candy Bags & Parking
  • Wear your costumes - adults and kids! Have fun and be creative, just remember you're walking through the Zoo. You can even win prizes for top costume during the SPOOKtacular Costume Contest each day!
  • Bring your candy bags to collect your candy loot.
  • Parking is available in the Zoo's main lot & the grass fields that surround the Zoo's entry. We'll have folks directing traffic - be patient & drive slowly. See the map below as you make your parking plans.
SPOOKtacular Parking Map

Advance Tickets On Sale NOW - Avoid the Long Ticket Lines!
We welcome 5,000+ guests over the SPOOKtacular weekend. Purchase your tickets in advance to speed through the ticket lines at the event! Purchase tickets online through the RecTrac portal or in person at the Zoo's ticket booth.

Schedule of Events
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Zoo Open Noon - 5:00PM, Event Ends at 4:30PM
          
  • ALL DAY: five candy trails filled with candy stations for the kids!
  • ALL DAY: Pumpkin Palooza inside the Nature Exploration Center featuring kid-friendly activities and a straw bale maze
  • ALL DAY: Vote for your favorite hand-carved jack-o-lantern by KSU's College of Architecture, Planning & Design students in the Pavilion
  • NOON - 2:00pm - KSU's Tap Dance Ensemble's "Tappy Halloween" Performance near Pavilion 
  • 2:00pm - Manhattan High School's Pops Choir
  • 2:30pm - SPOOKtacular Costume Contest in Chautauqua Amphitheater
Sunday, October 25, 2015
 Zoo Open Noon - 5:00PM, Event Ends at 4:30PM
   
  • ALL DAY: five candy trails filled with candy stations for the kids!
  • ALL DAY: Pumpkin Palooza inside the Nature Exploration Center featuring kid-friendly activities and a straw bale maze
  • ALL DAY: Vote for your favorite hand-carved jack-o-lantern by KSU's College of Architecture, Planning & Design students in the Pavilion
  • 2:00pm - Manhattan High School's Varsity Choir
  • 2:30pm - SPOOKtacular Costume Contest in Chautauqua Amphitheater 
 
Thank you to our 2015 SPOOKtacular Sponsors & Community Partners

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Bluemont Church | Central National Bank | De Hart Plumbing Heating & Cooling | Friends of Sunset Zoo | Furniture Warehouse | Hy-Vee | KMC Dermatology | Konza United Way | K-State Athletics | Lawrence Virtual School | Little Apple Lanes | LSB Bank | Manhattan Town Center | Merry Maids | Murdock Manhattan | Navy Federal Credit Union | OZ Museum | Sunflower Pilot Club & Little Apple Pilot Club | United Bank & Trust | Via Christi Hospital