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Zoo Howl

Franklin Park Zoo

October 26 & 27, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Children throughout New England are invited to trick-or-treat among the animals at the Zoo. Throughout the day, guests can learn about the importance of enrichment as they watch as many of the animals receive pumpkins as enrichment items.

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• General admission rates apply to Halloween events.
• Zoo admission is free to all members.
• Halloween events take place rain or shine.

Haunted Happenings

  • 11:30 a.m. – Tapir keeper chat
  • 11:00 & 11:30 a.m. – Zookeeper Jake’s Puppet Show, located in Hippo Theater (Saturday only)
  • 12:00 & 2:00 p.m. – Costume contest
  • 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. – Big Joe the Storyteller, located in Hippo Theater (Sunday only)
  • 1:00 p.m. – Howling contest
  • 3:00 p.m. – Red panda keeper chat

Sustainable Sweets

This Halloween (and every day) look for candy made with certified sustainable palm oil. Palm oil plantations are wiping out orangutan habitat, and from snacks to soap, palm oil is the most widely consumed vegetable oil on the planet. Check out Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's palm-oil friendly candy guide for some sustainably sweet treats for your tricksters! Learn more about the palm oil crisis and how to shop responsibly.



Event Sponsorship
Is your company interested in sponsoring this event? Zoo New England has many different types of packages that will fit your company’s goals. Please contact Kevin Milhomme at kmilhomme@zoonewengland.org or 617-989-2692 for more information.