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2015 Weekly Media Send Outs

FREE Admission for Children 12 and 

Under in Costume!

Saturday, October 24 to Sunday, October 25  AND

Friday October 30 and Saturday, October 31, 2015

11:00am - 3:00pm


Calling all ghosts, goblins, super heroes, witches, princesses and other creative costumed kids. It's time to put on your Halloween costumes and head out to the Toronto Zoo! All kids are eligible to take part in our two daily "Critters and Costumes" parade at 11:40 am and 2:40 pm, which depart from our Waterside Theatre. We also have some costumed character friends, Doh-Doh, Jess the Cat, Equestria Girls, My Little Pony and Olivia the Piglet joining us for the Halloween fun! Kids can also drop by the Play-Doh Activity Tent next to the Courtyard Stage to craft their very own Zoo animal creation and don't forget to check out our boo-tiful photo opportunities throughout the front entrance.

 Plus, costume character meet-and-greets will take place between 11:00 am & 2:30 pm at the Front Entrance Courtyard Stage. Best of all, up to two kids in costume (12 and under) get in free when accompanied by an adult*.  
(*Valid for up to two children per regular price adult admission)

Don't forget to join us for our other fun Toronto Zoo Halloween themed events:

Pinata's for Panda's Halloween Edition on Halloween Day

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 11:00 am at the Giant Panda Exhibit



Thursday, October 29 AND Friday, October 30, 2015

7:00pm to 8:30pm

Join us as the sun goes down on the Zoo for an exciting evening of wolves! Through a short presentation learn more about the unique characteristics of these creatures, how they get their “special positions” in a pack, and how they communicate through howling. Then join us for a moonlight hike to their home in the Canadian Domain and attempt to “communicate” with our wolves. This night will leave you howling with excitement! The program includes a presentation and special evening tour to meet our wolf pack.

Shop smart this Halloween with sustainable palm-oil candy options!

Follow this guide when buying tasty treats for trick-or-treaters. These companies are committed to using certified sustainable palm oil and make a difference for wildlife including the orangutan, tiger and hornbill.

October Enrichment Extravaganza

Did you know that the straw-coloured fruit bat is the second largest bat species found in Africa? They are crucial to various ecosystems as they make excellent pollinators. 

Join us at the Bat Caves, located in the African Rainforest Pavilion, every Saturday in October at 1:30pm to learn all about these interesting creatures.  

*Subject to change without notice



9:30am - 4:30pm, weekdays
9:30am - 6:00pm, weekends/holidays
Last admission's one hour before closing.
The Toronto Zoo is open year round

(except Dec. 25th).


General Admission (13-64): $28
Seniors (65+): $23
Children (3-12): $18
Children (2 and under): FREE

Members: FREE

Prices include tax as applicable
Parking is $12 year round

For more information, contact Lesley Dean at (416) 392-5939.

Events and admission prices subject to change without notice.
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