Weekend-long Halloween celebration at Woodland Park Zoo, October 29-30

SEATTLE, 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ —

WHAT: Hippos, grizzlies, penguins, and other animals will gobble, smash and play with pumpkins while trick-or-treating, carved Funkin displays, and other spook-tacular activities await little goblins and ghosts at Woodland Park Zoo’s weekend-long Halloween celebration, Pumpkin Bash.

Zoomazium, the zoo’s indoor nature play space, will be transformed into a Halloween-themed Boomazium where not-so-scary storytelling, costumed puppet shows, games and more are sure to delight young guests. The littlest of cubs can also enjoy the toddler hay maze located in Zoomazium’s backyard. Halloween-themed treats by Lancer Hospitality will be available for purchase in the Rain Forest Food Pavilion, including cupcakes and cookies.

WHEN: Pumpkin Bash takes place Saturday-Sunday, October 29-30, 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

In between trick-or-treating and exploring the carved Funkin displays, don’t forget to stop by the exhibits and see the animals have their very own pumpkin bash:

Saturday, October 29

10:00: Lions
10:00: Burmese mountain tortoise
10:00: Jaguar
10:00: Asian small-clawed otters
10:30: Hippos
10:30: Snow leopards
11:00: Meerkats
11:00: Maned wolves
11:30: Komodo dragon
1:00: Anoa
1:30: Warty pigs
2:00: Penguins
2:00: Red ruffed lemurs (weather permitting)
2:30: Wolves

Sunday, October 30

10:00: Radiated tortoises
10:00: Tigers
10:00: Jaguar
10:30: Hippos
11:00: Maned wolves
11:30: Kunekune pigs
11:30: Komodo dragon
11:30: Grizzlies
12:00: River otters
1:00: Anoa
2:00: Penguins
2:00: Ring-tailed lemurs (weather permitting)
2:30: Ambassador animals 2:30: Ambassador animals

WHERE: Enter Woodland Park Zoo through the West Entrance at Phinney Ave. N. between N. 55th & N. 56th Sts. or South Entrance at N. 50th St. & Fremont Ave. N.

COST: Pumpkin Bash is free with zoo admission or membership. During Pumpkin Bash, one child 12 years and under in costume is admitted into the zoo FREE with a paid adult. This promotion cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. The admission discount also applies to Halloween day on Monday, October 31.

Admission: Adult (13-64) $13.75; Child (3-12) $9.25; Toddler (0-2) free. Active, retired, and veteran U.S. military and their families, seniors and people with physical disabilities receive an admission discount. Zoo members receive free zoo admission year round. Parking: $6

INFO: Get into the Halloween spirit at Woodland Park Zoo’s Pumpkin Bash. See how pumpkins bring out the animals’ wild instincts as hippos chomp, meerkats dig and bears crunch their way through the festive treats. Plus trick-or-treating, Boomazium and more! It’s a Halloween smash for all ages. For more information about Pumpkin Bash, visit http://www.zoo.org/pumpkinbash.

This Halloween you can purchase candy that will delight trick-or treaters, and save forests and wildlife a world away. Many confections include palm oil, the bulk of which is grown in Indonesia and Malaysia. In order to produce palm oil (the most widely used vegetable oil on the planet), tropical rain forest and peat swamps are being converted to agricultural land, confining the animals that live in these areas to much smaller habitat patches and making them susceptible to poaching and hunting, not to mention competition with other animals for limited resources. Use the zoo’s wildlife-friendly Halloween candy list to purchase sweet treats from companies that are committed to sourcing certified sustainable palm oil that is deforestation free.

Accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, award-winning Woodland Park Zoo is famed for pioneering naturalistic exhibits and setting international standards for zoos in animal care, conservation and education programs. Woodland Park Zoo also is helping to save endangered animal species and their habitats in the Pacific Northwest and around the world. By inspiring people to learn, care and act, Woodland Park Zoo is making a difference in our planet’s future. For more information, visit www.zoo.org.

Media contact:
Gigi Allianic
Alissa Wolken

Source: Woodland Park Zoo