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

The “World’s Largest Halloween Party!” presented by Meijer has ended for 2016.

We hope you had a great time and will see you next year!  

October 1–2, 6–9, 13–16, 20–23 & 27–30, 2016
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+)

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Cheery. Not Eerie

If scary is no fun for your little ones, then don’t miss the sweetest party in town. Enjoy your Zoo magically transformed into a living storybook with costumed characters and trick-or-treating throughout the Zoo for kids 11 and under.

Be enchanted by beautiful princesses, go on a swashbuckling adventure in Pirates Cove and wander your way through our giant hay maze. Get into the spirit while you trek through the Zoo and gaze upon 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. There are no promises but you are most likely to see maned wolves, jaguars, bongos, rhinos, giraffes and polar bears. 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 10/3) or Renew and enjoy this popular family tradition plus a full year of adventures and special offers.  See all the Ticket Options here.


This FUNdraiser provides critical support every year to the Zoo’s animal care programs, botanical gardens, 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!