October Events at the Toledo Zoo

Daily Dose  |  09/12/2018 9:00 am

Get in the autumn spirit at your Toledo Zoo!

Luminous Nights
Through November 4                                        

More than 500 hand-crafted Chinese lanterns illuminate the Zoo during this after-dark fall festival! The spotlight will shine on Asian culture with the addition of professional live performances on the weekends sponsored by Medical Mutual, community cultural activities during the week and themed food and beverage options! Luminous Nights is open nightly through November 4! More details, including admission prices, hours and activities can be found at toledozoo.org/luminousnights. 

Senior Discovery Days
Tue, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30     

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.

Zoo Brew
Fri, Oct. 5                                                             

From 7 – 11 p.m. sample a variety of tasty beers from several regional distributors and microbrewers while enjoying live entertainment. Zoo Brew ticket also includes admission to Luminous Nights! For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit toledozoo.org/zoobrew. (Zoo Brew participants must be 21 or over with valid ID.)

Overnights and Snooze at the Zoo
Oct. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27                        

Spending the night at the Zoo is a wildly good time for families, groups and schools. During the overnight adventure, guests make enrichment for our animals, tour the Zoo, meet animals up close and enjoy delicious meals. Each Snooze lasts from 6:30 p.m. - 10 a.m. the next day. Separate fee, pre-registration required. For more information, including pricing and available dates, visit toledozoo.org/snooze.  

Princess Tea Party
Sat, Oct. 13                                                          

Party like a princess, with a princess and as a princess! Guests are encouraged to wear their 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 sponsored by Meijer
Thu & Fri, Oct. 18 & 19   

Little Boo is the pre-school pirates’ and princesses’ chance to delight without the fright! From 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. both days, toddlers and pre-school aged children are invited to wear their Halloween costumes to trick or treat throughout the Zoo and enjoy crafts and games sized just for them. For more information, please visit toledozoo.org/boo. Separate fee.

Pumpkin Path
Sat and Sun, Oct. 20 & 21 

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 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. both days! For more information, please visit toledozoo.org/pumpkinpath. Separate fee.

Pumpkin Stomp & Chomp
Sat, Oct. 27   

From 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. the Halloween fun is for our 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 their natural instincts and displaying natural behaviors! For more information, please visit toledozoo.org/stompandchomp