Halloween Things to Do

Enjoy trick-or-treating for kids 11 and under in a storybook atmosphere! Say hello to Mumpkin the Giant Talking Pumpkin. Meet enchanting princesses, and popular superheroes. Dive under the sea, or skip down the yellow brick road to the Land of Oz. Wander your way through our giant hay maze. Marvel at hundreds of artistically carved and lit pumpkins. Dance the night away in the Astro Disco. Encounter the legendary Headless Horseman. Come join us for a Party that just gets bigger and better around every turn!

The Halloween Party is rain or shine. Activities are subject to the cooperation of weather, animals and maintenance. Additional fees may apply. No refunds or exchanges. While you may catch a glimpse of a few party animals, many of our animal residents will not typically be on exhibit in the evenings so they can rest and maintain their regular schedules. See our Frequently Asked Questions.


Take a spin on the carousel before or after you trick-or-treat. Festive lighting and music are sure to get you in the Halloween spirit! See our Rider Policy.


Carousel Ride (during Halloween party) $2 per person



The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow. Journey back in time to the Sleepy Hollow as you hear the famed tale of Ichabod Crane from one of the town’s guides. Don’t lose your head on this walk-through guided attraction as you spot the legendary Headless Horseman!


Headless Horseman Experience $2 per person


Come view the intricate and beautiful webs these beneficial insects weave. This popular 1,000 sq. ft. walk-through spider house lets you stroll alongside the spiders and their webs without any barriers. During the Halloween Party, a special guided tour will introduce you to these artful arachnids

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Spider House Admission $2 per person


Create a lasting memento with Handimals handprint art, capture the festivities with a photo package and put the finishing touches on your Halloween costume with some fantastic face paint!

Handimals – Starts at $10.99

With this fun “hands-on” experience, our artists will turn a child’s handprint into any animal desired. All orders are custom made within minutes. Matting and framing available for extra fee (main plaza).

Kaman’s Art Shoppe Face Painting – Starts at $9.49
A skilled Artisan will help guests select from one of our many wild designs and then handpaint the colorful image in just a matter of minutes! Our face paint has all the qualities of theatrical makeup; it is safe, non-toxic and simply washes off with soap and water!

Kaman’s Photo Packages – Starts at $14.99
Catch memories of your costumed kiddos and the entire family — great for holiday gifts! You’ll see photographers at some of your favorite storybook areas.


Enjoy yummy snacks and beverages like Spookies and Cream Dippin’ Dots and funnel cakes at concession stands. Sip on a hot chocolate or grab a beer for dad as you stroll. Add to the fun with an apple cider and pumpkin spider donuts! Other offerings include wine, jumbo pretzels, caramel corn, Walking Tacos  at the ‘Ville Grille and Frankenburgers from Wild Burger. Louisville Zoo members get a 10% discount.


Glow wands, cloth trick-or-treat bags ($2), festive hats and more will be available to add to your Halloween fun! Louisville Zoo members get 10% off select items.