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Halloween Nights are a naturally spooky time at the Dallas Zoo
Oct 17, 2013

Halloween Nights are a naturally spooky time at the Dallas Zoo

                                                                                                                                                     

The most naturally spooky place for little ghouls and goblins this month is at the Dallas Zoo, where the gates will creak open after-hours for Halloween Nights, a special four-day evening event from 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 24-27.

Halloween Nights offers spellbinding entertainment designed for the whole family. The Zoo closes at 4 p.m. and reopens at 5 p.m. for this naturally spooky – but not too scary! – event in ZooNorth.

Dress your children in Halloween costumes and trick-or-treat at 15 themed candy stations in ZooNorth and the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo. At the Wizard of Oz-themed Picnic Ridge, kids can have their photo taken with the Scarecrow and ride the Safari Express train down the Yellow Brick Road. A “Predators Unleashed” animal show takes over the Wildlife Amphitheater and a child-friendly Monster Mash stage show occupies Cat Green. The Children’s Zoo will be full of mystery, with activities, games, face-painting, animal encounters and more.

Guests can also find creepy crawly critters like serpents, newts, and toads at the Reptile Building and end the night with a spin on the Haunted Endangered Species Carousel. And as always, you can check out the only koalas in Texas and hand-feed beautiful, outgoing lorikeets.

Admission is $10 per person for ages 3 and older and includes six candy coupons per guest. Ages 2 and under are free, and Dallas Zoological Society members receive a discount of $2 per ticket. Additional candy coupons are available for $5 for another six coupons. Parking is $5 per vehicle, or take the DART Red Line right to the Zoo’s door.

Tickets are sold at the door or online at bit.ly/1bWzj4v for these four nights of fang-tastic fun. For more information, call 469.554.7500 or visit www.DallasZoo.com.


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