Join us the first three weekends of October for some spooky, not scary, activities and entertainment.
Hoots and Howls is packed with fun for all ages! From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. you can cruise around on a pedal tractor, navigate a hay bale maze, sing along with our interactive DJ and take a ride on the Scare-o-cel. Enjoy a hayride around the Zoo and create a wild craft in the lobby. Our animals are joining in the fun by smashing pumpkins at scheduled times throughout the day.
October 7 & 8– Mesner Puppet Theater presents Old McDonald’s Rhyming Ranch at 10:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. Check out the following pumpkin smashes: Saturday, October 7, Lion tailed macaques, langurs and mangabeys at 9:30 a.m., tamarins on Beaks and Feet Blvd at 11:30 a.m. and baboons 2 p.m., On Sunday, October 8, dingoes at 11:30 a.m. and painted dogs 2 p.m.
October 14 & 15– Minions are taking over the Kansas City Zoo. Get your picture taken with them from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pumpkin Smashes on Saturday, October 14 at red river hogs at 11:30a.m. and warthog at 2:30 p.m. On Sunday, October 15 smashes will be at lions and leopard at 9:30 a.m. and tigers at 3 p.m.
October 21 & 22– May the force be with you! Star Wars characters travel from a galaxy far far away to the Kansas City Zoo to take pictures with our guests from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy pumpkin smashes on Saturday, October 21 at Discovery Barn and Tropics at 9:30 a.m. On Sunday, October 22 at hippo at 11 a.m., elephant at 11:30 a.m., and rhino at 12:30 p.m.
Special thanks to Ford Motor Company Fund for sponsoring Hoots & Howls.