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Howl-o-Ween Parties in the Plaza!

Dates: 10/2/2021 - 10/30/2021
Times: Saturdays in October (except October 23) Oct. 2, 9, 16, and 30 (all day)

Join us for a rockin' Howl-O-Ween Party each Saturday in October (except October 23).

Our fun-filled Saturdays will fill you with fright and delight! Come dressed in your Halloween best, be amazed at our magic show, come do the monster mash at our dance party or enjoy a ride on the scardey cat carousel!  There will be SO MUCH to come see and do. 

You can even purchase treats for the animals! See their list of treats here:


Here is what we have planned for each Saturday:

9:00 am – 10:00 am Zoo Mascots in Entry plaza / Meet and greet

9:30 am Penguins – Daily Feeding

10:00 am – 2:00 pm Frankenstein’s Dance party in Echo Dome

10:00 am – 4:00 pm Scardey Cat Carousel ($3.00 per Rider)

10:15 am –10:45 am Magic Show at Civitan Amphitheater

11:00 am Animal Ambassador Show at Civitan Amphitheatre

11:30 am Costume Contest at Civitan Amphitheatre

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Derrick Rose* Magic Show at Civitan Amphitheater

1:30 pm Rhino Keeper Chat

1:30 pm Great Apes Keeper Chat and Feed

2:00 pm Elephants Keeper Chat

2:30 pm Spider monkey Chat

3:00 pm Serval Chat Keeper Chat

3:30 pm Penguins – Daily Feeding

Here is the special enrichment schedule:

  • October 2nd
    • 10:30 – Great Apes
    • 11:00 –  Fossa at small carnivores
  • October 9th
    • 10:30 – Box turtles at small carnivores
    • 11:00 –  River Otters
    • 1:30 – Great Apes- Halloween enrichment with food scatter
  • October 16th
    • 11:00 -2pm  - LIVE MUSIC at Civitan Elephant Stage- Juice Duo!
    • 11:00 – Great Apes
    • 11:30 – Sloth Bear
  • October 30th
    • 9:15 – Gibbons – Goblin’s Birthday!
    • 11:00 -2pm  - LIVE MUSIC at Civitan Elephant Stage- Darn Country Band
    • TBA – Lemurs and Celebration of World Lemur Day - Karen      

Each Saturday has a theme:  Wear a costume and join the fun! 

October 9 – Rock Star Day

October 16 – Wild West Day

October 30 - Wizards and Witches




*Derrick Rose has been entertaining Arkansas audiences while sharing his style of magic and illusions for over 25 years. He is an award-winning close-up magician, voted as Little Rock Family Magazine's favorite party entertainer! Derrick provides a variety of comedy, mystery, illusion, and fun for all age groups.

* Please confirm directly with the promoter or box office to ensure event details have not changed.

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