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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.

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 - coming soon!
We're finalizing all the SPOOKtacular details and will have it online soon for all you goblins and ghouls!

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.
Thank you to our 2015 SPOOKtacular Sponsors & Community Partners

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Central National Bank | De Hart Plumbing Heating & Cooling | Furniture Warehouse | Hy-Vee | Konza United Way | Lawrence Virtual School | Little Apple Lanes | Manhattan Town Center Mall | Murdock Manhattan | Navy Federal Credit Union | United Bank & Trust | Via Christi Hospital