Halloween at the Zoo

  • October 28, 2018
  • Henry Vilas Zoo
  • Downtown
  • 702 S. Randall Avenue
  • Madison, WI 53715

Dress up as your favorite goblin, ghoul or witch and head to the Zoo for a safe alternative to trick or treating. Halloween at the Zoo is a celebration for the entire community that includes free trick-or-treating, a fun activity tent, and much more!


  • bounce house
  • activity tent
  • face painting
  • costume contest
  • magic show
  • meet our education animals
  • Halloween-themed enrichment for zoo animals

Treat Bags

NEW this year! To eliminate lines and make our annual Halloween at the Zoo a more fun and stress-free experience for all, we have eliminated individual treat stops and will instead be focusing on our many other activities (see above for a list).

We will have treat bags (each filled with 1lb of candy) available for purchase. More info soon!

Orangutan-Friendly Halloween Candy:
As part of our committment to animal conservation, Henry Vilas Zoo ensures all candy served at Halloween at the Zoo is made by companies that are members of the Roundtable On Sustainable Palm Oil. You too can support these companies committed to making a difference for wild orangutans and other endangered species by using certified sustainable palm oil that is deforestation free. 

  • Times: 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM