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Hoots & Howls: New Daytime Halloween Event


Join your Birmingham Zoo during the month of October for our new daytime Halloween event, Hoots & Howls! Partake in the happy haunts by wearing your favorite costume. Enjoy trick-or-treating in the new Candy Cave* located in the Zoo’s Reptile Building. Take a wild ride around the Zoo on our Haunted Express Train* and go for a spin on the Cobweb Carousel*.  Fun for the whole family, this wicked experience is sure to entertain children of all ages! Our re-imagined holiday event will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on select days starting October 17-18, 24-25, as well as Friday and Saturday October 30-31.

Hoots & Howls is a limited socially-distanced event with timed tickets. Purchase Zoo admission, Hoots & Howls Wristband or Candy Cave tickets online before your visit.

*Additional cost
**Full list of activities and event details below!

 


Event Details & Pricing

DATES
Oct 17-18
Oct 24-25
Oct 30-31

TIME
10am-3pm
Train, Carousel, and Candy Cave are open from 10am until 3pm. Tickets stop being sold at 2:30pm.

 

PRICING
Hoots & Howls is a limited socially-distanced event with timed tickets. Purchase Zoo admission, Hoots & Howls Wristband or Candy Cave tickets online before your visit.

Train, Carousel, and Candy Cave tickets stop being sold at 2:30pm.

Non-Member/General 

  • Zoo Admission NOT included, check event dates and purchase timed ticket – HERE
  • Activities are included when you pay admission
  • Access to the Candy Cave and rides on the train and carousel are an additional cost
  • Purchase Hoots & Howls Wristbands  $10 – HERE
  • Purchase Candy Cave single tickets  $3.50 – HERE

 

Member

  • Reserve Timed Ticket  Members receive FREE admission into the Zoo but need to reserve a free timed ticket HERE
    • Sign-in at the top-right of the ticketing page to access and reserve free ticket
    • Once signed in, add the Member type ticket you need (Member Adult/Member Child)
    • Only add the number of tickets per the number of people allowed on your Membership, or you will be charged for the additional tickets
    • Proceed to checkout, and the sum will zero out at order preview before you confirm
  • Includes free admission into the Zoo and daily activities
  • Access to the Candy Cave and rides on the train and carousel are an additional cost
  • Purchase Hoots & Howls Wristbands  $10 –  HERE
  • Purchase Candy Cave single tickets  $3.50 – HERE
  • The coupon in the 2020 Member Perks Coupon Book that offers two (2)  free unlimited ride wristbands to Boo at the Zoo will be honored for Hoots & Howls. Bring coupon and show Member card to receive wristbands onsite.

 

Family Plus

  • Reserve Timed Ticket  Members receive FREE admission into the Zoo but need to reserve a free timed ticket HERE
    • Sign-in at the top-right of the ticketing page to access and reserve free ticket
    • Once signed in, add the Member type ticket you need (Member Adult/Member Child)
    • Only add the number of tickets per the number of people allowed on your Membership, or you will be charged for the additional tickets
    • Proceed to checkout, and the sum will zero out at order preview before you confirm
  • Includes Hoots & Howls Wristband with free admission into the Zoo, daily activities, access to the Candy Cave, and unlimited rides on the train and carousel
  • Family Plus Hoot & Howls Wristbands cannot be reserved online and will be available onsite at the Zoo when you arrive. Show Member card to receive wristbands.
  • Check-in at the Membership ticket booth #4

 

PLEASE NOTE

  • Hoots & Howls takes place during the daytime on select days from 10am until 3pm
  • Zoo Admission NOT included for guests, but is free for Members – check event dates and purchase timed ticket HERE
  • Members receive FREE admission into the Zoo but need to reserve a free timed ticket – HERE
  • Member Plus receive free admission and event wristbands
  • Trick-or-treating in the Candy Cave and rides on the train and carousel require a ticket or wristband, that can be purchased for an additional cost
  • Event activities and animal enrichment are included in the price of admission

 


Weekend Event Schedule

Every Weekend
10am – 3pm
Candy Cave
Express Train
Carousel
Haunted Hay Maze in Children’s Zoo

 

Friday, October 30
10am – until

Animal Enrichment
Reptiles
Location: Habitats in the Reptile Building

  • 10am
    Pumpkin Stomp
    Location: Elephant habitat in Trails of Africa
  • 11am
    Bear Chat
    Location: Bear Habitat in Alabama Wilds
  • 11am
    Ambassador Greeting
    Location: Front Entrance Plaza
  • 2pm
    Duiker Chat
    Location: Duiker Habitat in Trails of Africa
  • 2pm
    Ambassador Greeting
    Location: Front Entrance Plaza

 

Saturday, October 31
10am – until

Animal Enrichment
Goats & Sand Cat
Location: Goats in Children’s Zoo Barn / Sand Cat at habitat in Predator Building

  • 10am
    Elephant Pumpkin Stomp
    Location: Elephant habitat in Trails of Africa
  • 11am
    Bear Chat
    Location: Bear Habitat in Alabama Wilds
  • 11am
    Ambassador Greeting
    Location: Front Entrance Plaza
  • 2pm
    Duiker Chat
    Location: Duiker Habitat in Trails of Africa
  • 2pm
    Ambassador Greeting
    Location: Front Entrance Plaza

 


Hoots & Howls is made possible by presenting sponsor Wells Fargo and featured sponsor Publix Super Markets Charities