FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo Wild Zoo Halloween event begins on Friday and runs through Halloween.
Wild Zoo Halloween is open from 1 to 6 p.m. daily. Activities include gathering treats, exploring mazes, live animal shows, and choosing a pumpkin at the Pumpkin Patch.
Highlights of this weekend include:
Friday, October 18: Free Train Rides
Zoo guests can ride the train for free all day. The train ride features the Halloween-themed “Tale of the Twisted Tree” where riders are invited to find the mythical Twisted Tree in the Franke Park woods.
Saturday, October 19: Princess Day
Princess characters Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and Tiana will meet and greet guests from 2-5 PM at locations within the zoo. Children are encouraged to take photos with the characters. Bring your own camera. No additional charge above zoo admission.
Sunday, October 20: Superhero Day
New for 2013, children can meet Spiderman, Batman, and Superman characters from 2-5 PM in locations around the zoo. Children are encouraged to take photos with the characters. Bring your own camera. No additional charge above zoo admission.
The Wild Zoo Halloween will continue October 24 to 27 and 31. More theme days include:
- October 24: Mascot Day
- October 25: Free Train Rides
- October 26: Star Wars Day
- October 27: Magic Day
- October 31: Pumpkin Decorating Workshop
Admission for the Wild Zoo Halloween is $8 for children and $4 for adults. Zoo Members receive $2 off per person every day.
Additional fees are charged for the train ride, pony ride, carnival-style games, bracelet-making, and face painting. Food is available for purchase.
The zoo will reopen for the 2014 season on April 26.
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