TULSA, Okla. (October 12, 2017) – Tulsa Zoo welcomes little ghouls and gila monsters to its 28th annual HallowZOOeen on Oct. 27-31. This Tulsa tradition provides a spooky, but not-too-scary, family friendly trick-or-treating option.
This fundraising event to benefit zoo operations runs for five nights, so you can start trick-or-treating early or make the zoo your Halloween evening destination.
Princesses and Komodo dragons can enjoy HallowZOOeen from 6 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 27, 30 and 31, with last tickets sold at 8:30 p.m. To allow more time for candy and costumes, the Tulsa Zoo will open one hour early on Sat. and Sun., Oct. 28 and 29, at 5 p.m.
HallowZOOeen 2017 will showcase treasured treats with Burger King Royal Castle and QuikTrip Pirate Island. Burger King’s Royal Castle summons all princesses (and prince charming types) for royal court activities like coloring, kid-safe archery and a catwalk.
Perhaps a sailor’s life suits ye more? Then chart yer course for QuikTrip Pirate Island for a swashbuckling adventure with the QuikTrip pirates. Every buoy and ghoul will enjoy the one-of-a-kind pirate ship, where seaworthy sprouts can take the helm.
Kids of all ages will enjoy the Pumpkin Patch Playroom with a hay maze, pumpkin decorating and carnival games. Be warned, brave souls, that a tour through the Haunted House can be a hair raising experience.
Of course the Tulsa Zoo hasn’t forgotten about the candy. Corporate-sponsored Goblin Stops line the zoo to provide a safe trick-or-treating environment where your kiddos can fill up goodie bags – and with more than 3 tons of candy, expect plenty of treats.
The Tulsa Zoo is helping green your Halloween by only purchasing eek-o-friendly sweets made with sustainable palm oil.
Buy tickets in advance to skip the lines. Tickets can be purchased online at tulsazoo.org/boo or at the Tulsa Zoo during regular business hours, daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost for admission is $8 for ages 1 and older; $7 for Tulsa Zoo Friends members.
The Haunted Train is back with spooky (but not-too-scary) surprises around every turn for only $5. Children can take a spin on the Scary-Go-Round for only $1.
In addition to providing a safe trick-or-treating option, HallowZOOeen is an important fundraiser to help build a bigger, better zoo. HallowZOOeen 2017 would not be possible without our sponsors — major sponsor: Great Plains Coca-Cola Bottling Company; Royal Castle sponsor: Burger King; Pirate Island sponsor: QuikTrip; Contributing sponsors: First Oklahoma Federal Credit Union, IHOP, Matrix Service Company, Spirit Aerosystems and U.S. Cellular; along with Goblin Stop sponsors: BP US Pipeline & Logistics, Coldwell Banker Select; Community Care; Helmerich & Payne, Inc. and Tulsa Driller’s & Tulsa Roughnecks FC