Oregon Zoo Hosts 'Howloween'

Photo: Brad Newgard

Kids can show off their costumes and learn about wildlife in a fun and safe setting, during the Oregon Zoo’s annual Howloween festivities, presented by The Oregonian/Here Is Oregon, Oct. 22­–23 and Oct. 28­–31.

A scavenger hunt around the zoo teaches kids about healthy habitats for wildlife. Activities take place each day until 3 p.m. and are free with zoo admission. Treat bags are available for an additional fee of $3 per participant. All candy is made by companies that have committed to using deforestation-free palm oil.

On Oct. 22 and 29, from noon to 3 p.m., U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service experts will be on-site to talk about “monster invaders” — spine-tingling invasive species like tree-devouring beetles and giant bullfrogs — and how people can support the health and natural beauty of our region.

To help ensure a safe experience for all, the following measures will be in place during this year’s Howloween:

  • Timed ticketing/limited attendance: All guests — including zoo members — must reserve tickets in advance via the zoo website.
  • Reduced contact: Instead of collecting candy and toys throughout the zoo, Howloween participants can purchase pre-filled treat bags that are collected at the end of their scavenger hunt. Please remember to select the treat bag add-ons when you make your reservation.

To plan your trip, go to oregonzoo.org/visit.

Source: Oregon Zoo

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