“The World’s Largest Halloween Party!” presented by Meijer

October 2–4, 8–11, 15–18, 22–25 & 29–30, 2015
Party starts at 5 p.m. Enter until 8:30 p.m.
Special Tickets Required for all Guests (age 3+)

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MERRY. Not Scary.  CHEERY. Not Eerie

If scary is no fun for your little ones, then don’t miss the sweetest party in town. Join us for an evening of magical Halloween fun for the whole family as storybook scenes come to life with costumed characters and trick-or-treating throughout the Zoo for kids 11 and under.

We invite you to dress up for our merry, not-so-scary Halloween Party and meet your favorite pirates, princesses, superheroes and other storybook characters.

Enjoy your Zoo magically transformed into a living storybook. Wander through larger-than-life scenes created especially for this Party! Giggle while watching the young (or young at heart) boogie down under the lights of the Astro Disco and skip up our own Yellow Brick Road. Snack on some Spookies and Cream Dippin’ Dots while your family strolls through a forest filled with lollipops, candies and ice cream. Dive Under the Sea and walk among giant jellyfish or get your photos taken with prehistoric friends in Dinoland or a silly Mad Hatter at a Wonderland Tea Party. The sleepy town of Glacier Run gets into the spirit with hundreds of lit pumpkins! Come join us for a Party that just gets bigger and better around every turn! Read more...

Viewing Animals

Visit some of our late night Party animals (weather permitting). You are most likely to see maned wolves, jaguars, bongos, rhinos and giraffes. Many of our animals have early bedtimes in the fall when the sun sets earlier so it could be hard to spot them. The HerpAquarium remains open during the event so you can visit our creepiest and crawliest inhabitants.

Party On…

Direction and Parking – Important Party Tips –  Frequently Asked Questions – Meijer Store Locations

Louisville Zoo Membership – You are Special!

Current Zoo members receive special pricing on Halloween Party tickets plus the upcoming Santa’s Safari.  Be sure to Join Now (special promotion thru 10/4) or Renew and enjoy this popular family tradition plus a full year of adventures and special offers.  See all the Ticket Options here.


This FUNraiser provides critical support every year to the Zoo’s animal care programs, botanical gardens, visitor experiences and conservation education. It takes a village to create the magic that is “The World’s Largest Halloween Party!” Our thanks to the entire “cast” and “crew” with special thanks to our presenting sponsor, Meijer, to all other partners and sponsors that help make it possible, and to you of course, our Party guests! There is no Party without you!