The World’s Largest Halloween Party!

October 5–8, 12–15, 19–22, & 26–29, 2017
Party starts at 5 p.m. Enter until 8:30 p.m. (Stay until you finish your party experience.)
Special Tickets Required for all Guests (age 3+)

Delightful. Not Frightful.
If scary is no fun for your little ones, then don’t miss the sweetest party in town. Perfect for entire families, you can experience your Zoo magically transformed into a living storybook with costumed characters and trick-or-treating for kids 11 and under.

Buy Tickets

If you are not a member or have let your membership expire, consider joining or rejoining now before purchasing Halloween tickets!

Be enchanted by beautiful princesses and dive deep under the sea as your favorite tales come to life. Wander your way through our giant hay maze and get into the spirit as you trek through the Zoo and gaze upon hundreds of lit pumpkins. Take a photo with your favorite superhero or dance the night away in the Astro Disco. Come join us for a party that just gets bigger and better around every turn! Read more...

Special Nights

Oct. 5 – 8, 12 – 13
PNC Grow Up Great Learning Adventure
This traveling exhibit provides an opportunity for parents and caregivers to learn about the importance of early childhood education while they engage in fun activities with their kids.

Thursday, Oct. 26
Allergy-Friendly Night
NEW this year, this special night will feature peanut-free treat booths and added non-food treats like stickers, sunglasses, pencils and more. This night will feature more non-food treat items than other nights of the Party. Our “Switch Witch” will also be on grounds to help our kids swap out any treats of concern for another safer option.

Halloween Instagram Contest

Snap a Kooky Not Spooky photo and post it on Instagram with tag #GreatZooParty and @LouisvilleZooOfficial for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate from Great Clips, a collector’s item toy replica of the Papa John’s Camaro and other cool swag.

Viewing Animals

While you may catch a glimpse of a few party animals, many of our animal residents will not be on exhibit in the evenings so they can rest and follow their regular fall schedule. There are no promises, but you are most likely to see maned wolves, jaguars, bongos, rhinoceros, giraffes and polar bears.

Party On…

Direction and Parking – Important Party Tips –  Meijer Store Locations

Louisville Zoo Membership

Current Zoo members receive special pricing on Halloween Party tickets plus the upcoming Santa’s Safari. Be sure to Join or Renew and enjoy this popular family tradition plus a full year of adventures and special member discounts.


This popular FUNdraiser provides critical support every year to the Zoo’s animal care programs, botanical garden, visitor experiences and conservation education. Many hands help create the magic of “The World’s Largest Halloween Party!” Our thanks to the entire “cast” and “crew” with special thanks to our presenting sponsor Meijer and to all other partners and sponsors that help make it possible. And thank you too, of course, to our Party guests who return every year! There is no Party without you!