Date(s) & Time(s)::
Daily from October 17, 2014 until October 19, 2014
Daily from October 23, 2014 until October 26, 2014
Daily from October 30, 2014 until October 31, 2014
Location: The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, 3411 Sherman Boulevard
Wild Zoo Halloween Presented by Edy’s offers treats, pumpkins, and ‘merry-not-scary’ excitement
Kids and families are invited to experience the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo’s Wild Zoo Halloween Presented by Edy’s event October 17-19, 23-26, & 30-31 from 12-5 PM daily.
Now in its 36th year, the Wild Zoo Halloween Presented by Edy’s offers adventure, family fun, and tasty treats that are just right for pint-sized guests.
Guests can get candy at the Treat Trails, join the Monster Mash dance party, meet Broomhilda the friendly witch, visit the Beauty Shop of Horrors, and more. Children can choose their own mini-pumpkin from the Pumpkin Patch. Kids are encouraged to wear costumes. Animal sculptures made out of pumpkins are always a favorite. Train riders will hear “Tale of the Twisted Tree” as they venture into the Franke Park woods.
New this year is Hero Day on October 25, honoring those who serve our community and country. Members of the Fort Wayne Fire Department, Fort Wayne Police Department, 122nd Fighter Wing, 384th Military Police Battalion and others will greet guests and pose for photos from 2-4 PM. Specialty vehicles from these organizations will also be available for close-up viewing.
Theme days at the Wild Zoo Halloween Presented by Edy’s include:
October 17: Guessing Games
October 18: Princess Day
October 19: Mascot Day
October 23: Free Train Rides
October 24: Pumpkin Stomp & Chomp
October 25: Hero Day
October 26: Magic Day
October 30: Free Train Rides
October 31: Pumpkin Decorating Workshop
Details on all Wild Zoo Halloween Presented by Edy’s events are at http://kidszoo.org/programs-and-events/wild-zoo-halloween/
The Central Zoo, portions of the Australian Adventure, and portions of the African Journey will be open during the event.
All treats offered at the Wild Zoo Halloween Presented by Edy’s are palm-oil free or are manufactured by companies that are members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). The sustainable production of palm oil is crucial to the survival of orangutans, because their rain forest habitat is often destroyed to create poorly managed and unsustainable palm oil plantations.
Admission to the Wild Zoo Halloween Presented by Edy’s is $5 for all ages; admission + treats is $9 for all ages. Zoo Members receive $2 off admission. Babies age 1 and under are admitted free but are charged $4 if they receive treats. Additional fees are charged for the train ride, pony ride, carnival-style games, bracelet-making, and face painting. Food is available for purchase.
Thanks to these generous sponsors for their support of the Wild Zoo Halloween Presented by Edy’s: Edy’s, BAE Systems, Bob Evans, Carson’s, Ellison Bakery, Lee’s Famous Recipe, Lutheran Health Network, MainStay Solutions, NIPSCO, Roller Dome, and Three Rivers Federal Credit Union.
The zoo remains open for the regular season through October 12.
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