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Halloween Nights Presented by Texas Instruments

October 27, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


October 26-29

5-8 p.m.




The most family-friendly, 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 Presented by Texas Instruments. 
Dress your children in Halloween costumes, trick-or-treat in the wildest setting in Dallas, and catch special events and activities throughout the Zoo! 

Spooky fun activities include: 

  • Collect candy at 13 themed treat stations throughout ZooNorth. 
  • Catch recycling superhero-themed animal shows at the Wonders of the Wild Amphitheater presented by Kimberly-Clark at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. 
  • Play in bounce houses and an interactive bubble experience on Cat Green 
  • Enjoy activities, games, frequent animal encounters and more in the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo 
  • Connect with nature by making “ghost eyes” (clay balls filled with soil and seeds that will grow into native wildflowers) near the Breezeway 
  • Create “vulture vomit” while learning about birds of prey on Cat Green 
  • Find creepy-crawly critters like serpents, newts, and toads in the Herpetarium 
  • Wander through the National Geographic Photo Ark Tunnel to see 25 larger-than-life images from National Geographic fellow Joel Sartore 
  • View the residents of Don Glendenning Penguin Cove swim, splash, and waddle in the Wilds of Africa 
  • Take a backwards spin on the Haunted Carousel ($2 per ride) 
  • Ride the mini-train around Picnic Ridge ($2 per ride) 
  • Grab a bite and drinks at our Coop on the Fly food truck, BBQ cart and beer garden 
  • Super heroes take over Cat Green: 
  • Watch a musical super hero show every half hour beginning at 5:30 p.m. 
  • Enjoy super hero-themed games 
  • Take photos with roving super heroes 
  • Picnic Ridge Medieval make-believe: 
  • Compete as a knight in a duel hosted by Sir Lancelot, while Lady Guinevere and a court jester look on 
  • Gather for photo opps on a replica Game of Thrones Iron Throne and a throne fit for a queen 

The Zoo closes at 4 p.m. and reopens at 5 p.m. for Halloween Nights. Admission is $10 per person for ages 3 and older and includes six candy coupons per guest for each paid admission. Tickets are available to purchase at the gate, or buy them online in advance. Ages 2 and under are free, and Dallas Zoo members receive a discount of $2 per ticket. Additional candy coupons are available for $5 for another six coupons. Parking is $7 per vehicle (including members), or take the DART Red Line to the Zoo’s door.  To help our rain forest friends, all candy made with sustainably-harvested palm oil. 


Special thanks to our Halloween Nights Sponsors


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October 27, 2017
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Dallas Zoo
650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX 75203 United States