Zoo Snooze– Fridays and Saturdays, October 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, November 2, 3, 9 and 10. Spending the night at the zoo is a wildly good time. During the overnight adventure, guests make enrichment for the animals, tour the zoo, meet animals up close and enjoy delicious meals. Each Snooze lasts from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. the next day. Separate fee. Preregistration required. For more information, visit toledozoo.org/zoo-snooze.
Princess Tea Party– Saturday, October 13. Party like a princess, with a princess and as a princess. Guests are encouraged to wear a favorite princess costume and enjoy a variety of teas, canapés and sweet treats in the presence of royalty. In addition, there will be a live animal encounter, face painting, crafts and more. The princess party is geared toward children 2-11, but is open to all. Ticket price also includes admission to the zoo’s fall festival of color, Luminous Nights. For pricing and registration, please visit toledozoo.org/luminousnights.
Little Boo at the Zoo– Thursday and Friday, October 18 and 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Little Boo is the preschool pirates’ and princesses’ chance to delight without the fright. Toddlers and preschool-aged children are invited to wear Halloween costumes to trick-or-treat throughout the zoo and enjoy crafts and games sized just for them. For more information, visit toledozoo.org/boo. A separate fee applies.
Pumpkin Path– Saturday and Sunday, October 20 and 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pumpkin Path is when the Halloween fun really comes alive at the Toledo Zoo. In addition to costumed trick-or-treating for all ages, there will also be games, artistic pumpkin-carving demonstrations, bounce houses and magic shows to entertain all the ghosts and goblins. For more information, visit toledozoo.org/pumpkinpath. A separate fee applies.
Pumpkin Stomp and Chomp– Saturday, October 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.The Halloween fun is for the animals as they discover pumpkins in their exhibits. Some animals will make a meal and others will make a mess, but all of them will be using natural instincts and displaying natural behaviors. For more information, visit toledozoo.org/stompandchomp.
Senior Discovery Days– Weekdays in October. Every Tuesday, seniors are treated to free admission, great perks and fun activities during the zoo’s Senior Discovery Days, plus great discounts during the rest of the week. For more information, please visit toledozoo.org/seniors.
Luminous Nights– through Sunday, November 4.More than 500 handcrafted Chinese lanterns illuminate the zoo during this after-dark fall festival. The spotlight will shine on Asian culture with the addition of professional live acrobatic shows on the weekends, community cultural activities during the week and themed food and beverage options. Luminous Nights is open through Sunday, November 4. More details, including admission prices, hours and activities, can be found at toledozoo.org/luminousnights.
Visit the Toledo Zoo’s website, www.toledozoo.org, or call (419) 385-4040 for more information about these and other upcoming events.