Get spooky with some wild animals at the Cincinnati Zoo’s HallZOOween event.
Promised to be “so much fun, it’s scary,” the event will offer family-friendly events all day long like trick-or-treat stations (kids should bring their own trick-or-treat bags) and special animal encounters (see schedule below). Families will also have a chance to attend the Beauty Shop of Horrors or Phil Dalton’s Theater of Illusion Shows and hunt for a hidden Golden Big Boy statute — follow the clues in the park to find the hidden little guy and win a prize pacakge.
For an additional charge, the kids can dare to ride the Hogwarts Express Train Ride or a Scare-ousel.
Noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sundays in October. Event is included with zoo admission ($19 adult; $12 children/seniors). Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Avondale, cincinnatizoo.org.