Free Family Fun at Spooky Zoo Spectacular


It’s free, fun, and safe at the Lincoln Park Zoo’s Spooky Zoo Spectacular! Bring the family out on Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a day chock-full of family entertainment, toddler activities, trick-or-treating, and arts & crafts.

For its 30th anniversary, the event offers even more Halloween-inspired activities in addition to the return of annual favorites like the Haunted House at the Kovler Sea Pool and Fall Fest rides. Spooky Zoo Spectacular, hosted by the Auxiliary Board of Lincoln Park Zoo, is an opportunity for children to celebrate Halloween while learning fun facts about the animals, stimulating their minds while making crafts, collect some treats, go on rides, and enjoy entertainment throughout the zoo while dressed in their best or spookiest costume.

Spooky Zoo Spectacular Schedule of Events:

10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

  • Family entertainment on the Main Stage (Main Mall)
  • Toddler Zone activities (Regenstein Center for African Apes)
  • Fall Fest rides and activities

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Trick-or-treating throughout the zoo
  • Haunted house (Kovler Sea Pool)
  • Educational arts & crafts (Kovler Lion House)
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