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Trick-or-Treat Fest at the Zoo

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo today announced Trick-or-Treat Fest presented by Citizens.  This year’s safe, family-friendly Halloween event will occur at the Zoo on weekends from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. beginning October 9 through October 31.

This year’s event includes spook-tacular live performances in the Zoo’s amphitheater, access to Trick-or-Treat Way featuring more than a dozen candy stations located around the Zoo’s Halloween-themed Australian Adventure, meet-and-greets with costume characters as well as unlimited rides on the Circle of Wildlife Carousel and entry to the Dinosaurs Around the World exhibit.  Guests are encouraged to wear fun (not scary) costumes.

To allow for proper social distancing, attendance to the Zoo and Trick-or-Treat Fest will remain limited and guests are strongly encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance. The Zoo has implemented several additional safety measures including hand washing stations and frequent sanitation of Zoo grounds. Guests are required to wear facial coverings during their visit, unless under 6 years of age, or because of an existing condition.

Due to the operational impacts of COVID-19, the Zoo’s traditional after-hours Halloween event Boo at the Zoo will not occur in 2020.

General admission for Trick-or-Treat Fest which includes Zoo general admission is $16 for non-members and $8 for members. Children under 2 enter free. Tickets are available now at

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