October 26, 2013 - 11:00am to 04:00pm

The zoo provides a fun and safe setting for this Halloween tradition, where costumed trick-or-treaters learn about wildlife in a fun scavenger hunt throughout the zoo.

In keeping with the zoo's mission, Howloween aims to be educational as well as fun. Scavenger hunts and activities are themed to teach kids about animals around the world, and their habitats and adaptations. Goodie bags filled with candy and prizes will be given out for completed hunts at the zoo's exit.

As part of a commitment to earth-conscious operations, the Oregon Zoo participates in Green Halloween – a nationwide initiative to make Halloween healthier and more eco-friendly. We selected compostable cellophane bags for the treats, so when you are done, you can dispose of the bags with your kitchen scraps or yard debris.

Best suited for children 3-11.

Cost: free with zoo admission.

There are so many ways to celebrate Halloween at the zoo this year!

Squishing of the Squash – Elephants pulverize big pumpkins

Halloween Safari – drop your costumed kids at the zoo for a fun evening at the zoo

Tiger Birthday Party – trick-or-treating for the toddler set