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Spooky Zoo Spectacular! at the Lincoln Park Zoo


Spooky Zoo Spectacular in a Nutshell:

The annual Spooky Zoo Spectacular! at the Lincoln Park Zoo is a family-friendly event where kids and adults can celebrate Halloween while also learning about the zoo's animals and educational initiatives. The event includes trick-or-treating, a costume parade, a haunted house, and more.

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Spooky Zoo Spectacular Date and Time:

The 2013 Spooky Zoo Spectacular! takes place Saturday, October 26, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. At 11 a.m. is when the family entertainment starts, and then from noon - 2 p.m. is the haunted house, trick-or-treating and arts and crafts.

Spooky Zoo Spectacular Admission:

Admission to the 2013 Spooky Zoo Spectacular! is free. (Also read: October 2013 Events in Chicago)

Spooky Zoo Spectacular Location:

The Spooky Zoo Spectacular! takes place at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo (2200 North Cannon Drive) - west of Lake Shore Drive at Fullerton Parkway.

Getting to the Spooky Zoo Spectacular:

You can take public transportation to the Spooky Zoo Spectacular!, including CTA buses 151 and 156, which will drop you off in front of the zoo on Cannon Drive as well as buses 22 and 36, which will drop you off on Clark Street. The Lincoln Park Zoo is a block east of Clark Street.

Parking at the Spooky Zoo Spectacular:

Parking is available at the Lincoln Park Zoo. First 30 minutes are free. After that, rates go up to $20 for a flat rate. Zoo members receive parking discounts, including Safari and Zoologist Members and Curators’ Circle Donors receive six free hours of parking during zoo hours. Swipe your card at the entrance and exit. Here is a link for information on other member parking discounts.

Activities at the Spooky Zoo Spectacular:

The 2013 Spooky Zoo Spectacular! has several Halloween-themed activities including a haunted house, arts and crafts, trick-or-treating, costume parade and more. (Also read: Enjoy a Walking Tour Through Chicago's Old Town Neighborhood)

Spooky Zoo Spectacular Contact Details:

For more information on the Spooky Zoo Spectacular!, you can visit the Lincoln Park Zoo's website or call the zoo at 312-742-2000.

More About the Spooky Zoo Spectacular:

Spooky Zoo Spectacular is the Auxiliary Board’s largest community-service event and provides 25,000+ children and their parents with a free, safe alternative to Halloween trick-or-treating. Guests are also invited to learn fun facts about the animals in the Spooky Zoo Education Zone, stimulate their minds while making crafts, collect treats and enjoy entertainment throughout zoo grounds while dressed in their best or spookiest costume.

Spooky Zoo Spectacular directly introduces an urban, engaged, and family-oriented audience to its sponsors and contributors. Guests of Spooky Zoo tend to be families with young children, enjoy family outings together and live all over the city of Chicago. If you are interested in sponsoring Spooky Zoo Spectacular or donating candy or other products to support the event, contact the board at auxiliaryboard@lpzoo.org.

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