SPOOKtacular

SPOOKtacular

Trick-or-Treat Among the Animals

Saturday, October 26 & Sunday, October 27 | Noon to 4:30 pm Each Day

Trick-or-treat among the animals by visiting five candy trails sponsored by local businesses and non-profit organizations. Family-friendly activities throughout the Zoo, a costume contest, live animal encounters and a kid-friendly spooky forest 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 and under that are NOT trick-or-treating admitted free
  • FOSZ members receive $1 off each child's admission
  • Regular admission of $5 per adult applies to any additional adults and non trick-or-treating guests. FOSZ adult members are free.

Costumes + Candy Bags 

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! And be sure to bring your candy bags to collect your candy loot.

Parking

Parking is available in the Zoo's main lot and the grass field to the side of the zoo. Community members can also park in Manhattan High School's lot, located at the corner of Oak and Westwood. It's a busy weekend, so please drive slowly and carefully.

Tickets on sale now!

We welcome 6,000+ guests over the SPOOKtacular weekend. Purchase your tickets in advance to speed through the ticket line! Tickets can be purchased online through our online CivicRec system. You must have an account to make any purchases. Signing up for an account is fast and easy and you buy tickets through the Manhattan Parks and Recreation website. Don't have an account? You can set one up through this easy registration page.

Tickets can also be pre-purchase at the Sunset Zoo gift shop, or any Parks and Recreation facility before the day of the event. To receive the FOSZ discount, FOSZ members much purchase their tickets in person. 

SPOOKtacular is held rain or shine. No ticket refunds due to weather. 
NOTE: FOSZ members must purchase tickets in person or online through your Civic Rec account to receive $1 off youth ticket.


Schedule of Events


Saturday, October 26
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 featuring kid-friendly activities
  • 3:00pm - Friends of Sunset Zoo's Costume Contest in Chautauqua Amphitheater 
Sunday, October 27
 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 featuring kid-friendly activities
  • 3:00pm - Friends of Sunset Zoo's Costume Contest in Chautauqua Amphitheater 


Food 

 
As you're enjoying your SPOOKtacular adventures, hunger is a definite reality! The Zoo's Expedition Cafe will be serving up tasty treats both days from Noon to 4:30 pm! 

What is with the camera?
This event will have an event photographer taking photos through the day. These photos are for Sunset Zoo use only and may appear on the Sunset Zoo website, future Party for the Planet materials, social media outlets, or other future Sunset Zoo promotional material. By virtue of your attendance, you agree to usage of your likeness in such media. 

Interested in being a 2019 Booth? Email Sunset Zoo today!