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SPOOKtacular
Trick-or-Treat Among the Animals
Presented by Murdock Manhattan

Saturday, October 18, 2014 & Sunday, October 19, 2014 • 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, Zoo Ambassador Programs featuring live animal encounters and a eerily-decorated Nature Exploration Center await each SPOOKtacular guest!
 
Special Admission Rates
  • $5 per trick-or-treating child (any age), 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 $4/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.
  • 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.

Advance Tickets Now On Sale - Avoid the Lines!
We welcome 5,000+ guests over the SPOOKtacular weekend. Purchase your tickets now to speed through the ticket lines at the event! 
  • Purchase advance tickets online at SunsetZoo.com/SPOOK with a credit card.
  • Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Zoo's ticket booth; open daily from 9:30am to 5:00pm. Cash, check or credit card accepted.

Schedule of Events
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Zoo Open Noon - 5:00PM, Event Ends at 4:30PM
          
  • ALL DAY: five candy trails filled with candy stations for the kids!
  • ALL DAY: Spooky Forest inside the Nature Exploration Center featuring kid-friendly activities
  • 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 
  • 1:00 - 4:00PM - Manhattan High School's Thespian Mime Troop throughout the Zoo
  • 2:00PM - Manhattan High School's Pops Choir
  • 2:30PM - Zoo Costume Contest in Chautauqua Amphitheatre - prizes for each age category
  • 3:00PM - Manhattan High School's Varsity Choir
Sunday, October 19, 2014
 Zoo Open Noon - 5:00PM, Event Ends at 4:30PM
   
  • ALL DAY: five candy trails filled with candy stations for the kids!
  • ALL DAY: Spooky Forest inside the Nature Exploration Center featuring kid-friendly activities     
  • ALL DAY: Vote for your favorite hand-carved jack-o-lantern by KSU's College of Architecture, Planning & Design students in the Pavilion  
  • 1:00 - 4:00PM - Manhattan High School's Thespian Mime Troop throughout the Zoo
  • 2:00 - 4:00PM - Live Animal Encounters in the Zoo's Entryway Plaza
  • 2:30PM - Zoo Costume Contest in Chautauqua Amphitheatre - prizes for each age category
 
Promote Your Business or Organization to 5,000+ Community Members
Sunset Zoo's family-friendly, trick-or-treat event is a fantastic way to connect your organization to the community, drawing 5,000+ attendees each year. These guests are primarily families with young kids looking for things to do and great deals in the area. Your business or non-profit can join in the festivities by hosting a candy stop along a trail. Interested in learning more? Contact Ella Casey, Sunset Zoo's Marketing/Development Officer at or 785.587.2737.

Thank you to our 2014 SPOOKtacular Sponsors & Community Partners

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