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Date:
October 28, 2017 - October 29, 2017
Time:
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Time Details:
Zoo open from Noon to 5:00pm; activities run from Noon to 4:30pm.
Location:
Sunset Zoo
Address:
2333 Oak Street
Manhattan, KS 66502
Contact:
785.587.2737
Email:
Cost:
See description on left for the special admission rates.
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SPOOKtacular

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Trick-or-treat among the animals at this annual, family-friendly event!

SPOOKtacular
Trick-or-Treat Among the Animals
Saturday, October 28 & Sunday, October 29 | Noon to 4:30pm 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 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 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 + Food Vendors
Parking is available in the Zoo's main lot and the grass fields that surround the Zoo's entry. Closer to the event, we'll post a parking map to help you in your efforts. It's a busy weekend, so please drive slowly and carefully.

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 4:30pm!

Advance Tickets On Sale this Fall
We welcome 5,000+ guests over the SPOOKtacular weekend. Purchase your tickets in advance to speed through the ticket line! Tickets are available here : Purchase Tickets Online
 
SPOOKtacular is held rain or shine. No ticket refunds due to weather. NOTE: FOSZ members must purchase tickets in person to receive $1 off youth ticket discount.

Schedule of Events
Saturday, October 28
Zoo Open to Guests Noon - 5pm, Event Ends at 4:30pm        
All regularly scheduled keeper chats and feedings are canceled for the weekend
 When What Where
 All Day  Five candy trails filled with candy stations for the kids  Throughout Zoo
 All Day  Pumpkin Palooza with kid-friendly activities  Inside Nature Exploration Center
 All Day  Vote for favorite jack-o-lantern by KSU AP + Design Students  Inside Pavilion
 All Day  Vote for name for baby red panda  Inside Pavilion
 Noon - 2pm  KSU Tap Dance Ensemble's "Tappy Halloween"  Near Expedition Cafe
 2:30pm  SPOOKtacular Costume Contest Chautauqua Amphitheater


Sunday, October 29
Zoo Open to Guests Noon - 5pm, Event Ends at 4:30pm        
All regularly scheduled keeper chats and feedings are canceled for the weekend
 When What Where
 All Day  Five candy trails filled with candy stations for the kids  Throughout Zoo
 All Day  Pumpkin Palooza with kid-friendly activities  Inside Nature Exploration Center
 All Day  Vote for favorite jack-o-lantern by KSU AP + Design Students  Inside Pavilion
 All Day  Vote for name for baby red panda  Inside Pavilion
1:30 -4:30pm MHS Thespian Mime Troupe Throughout Zoo
 2:30pm  SPOOKtacular Costume Contest Chautauqua Amphitheater




Thank You to Our 2017 Sponsors
SPOOKtacular would not be possible without the support of these great organizations:

  De Hart Plumbing Heating & Cooling   Farm Bureau Financial Services 
   Friends of Sunset Zoo    Hackerott's Leadership Academy   

   K-State Athletics   

  Murdock Manhattan    Oz Museum 

Premier Chiropractic & Wellness   Sun Tan City      Wildcat Creek Fun & Fitness
 Farm Bureau, Craig Scholz & Matthew Ruhnke