Spooktacular Celebrations at Henry Vilas Zoo ALL MONTH LONG | October 2021

(Madison, WI): It’s Halloween month and Henry Vilas Zoo has celebrations taking place ALL month long!


  • There are 7 animals at Henry Vilas Zoo that are “dressed up” for Halloween and have a special conservation message for you! Can you follow the scavenger hunt to find them all?
  •  Take a ride on the Haunted Train. This is the last month guests can ride the train before it closes for the winter. Listen to Halloween music while traveling through a creep-tastic tunnel along the perimeter of the Children’s Zoo!
  • Enjoy apple pie ice cream from the Chocolate Shoppe or apple cider slushies in the Glacier Grille! These October specials are only available one month of the year so make sure you get one before they are gone!

Mascot Parade on October 24

They will be hosting a Mascot Parade on October 24th! Local mascots including their very own Henry the Lion will parade through the Zoo handing out candy to guests along the route. The Parade will start near the Main Tent in the center of the Zoo at 11am.

Stroller Parade on October 29

For the younger guests they will be having a Stroller Parade through the Zoo on Friday, October 29th at 11am. Their animals love to see your costumes! Join the fun and show off your best costumes to the giraffe, rhino, camels and flamingos!

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