WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE ARE HOSTING SPOOKTACULAR 2020 FOR THE COMMUNITY!
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE EVENT HAS CHANGED ITS REGULAR OPERATIONS TO MEET HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES RELATED TO COVID-19. WE WILL BE FOLLOWING SOCIAL DISTANCE GUIDELINES AND HAVE MODIFIED OUR EVENT TO BE SAFE FOR THE COMMUNITY.
Visit the Zoo During the Halloween Season with Due to COVID-19 and health and safety precautions we are redesigning our event to keep you healthy and safe and still allow you to have a Spooktacular time at our Zoo! Candy will not be handed out while you are visiting, but individually wrapped candy, pre-bagged will be given to each guest when exiting the Zoo.
Admission Rates and Hours
Hours and event size will be limited for health and safety reason. We will be allowing only 240 guests per evening and ask that you pre-purchase your tickets for the event beginning October 9 on this link or by phone or in-person at Sunset Zoo daily from 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sunset Zoo will close daily at 3 p.m. and re-open each night at 4:30 p.m. for Spooktacular.
Dates and Hours
Dates: Spooktacular will occur October 22 - 27
* Thursday, October 22 will be reserved for high risk populations
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. each night
SATURDAY - OCTOBER 24 is SOLD OUT
To limit crowd size we are allowing only 240 guests per evening through October 22-27
Spooktacular will occur each evening between 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. You must purchase a ticket for this event.
Tickets:PRE-PURCHASE TICKETS WITH THIS LINK
Tickets available beginning October 9
$5.50 for adults/$3.50 for children 3+ up (Regular admission rates apply)
- Children 2 and under that are admitted free
- FOSZ members receive $1 off each purchased ticket to the event
Costumes encouraged - Masks Mandatory Wear your costumes - adults and kids! Have fun and be creative, just remember you're walking through the Zoo and to still maintain proper social distancing measures and health guidelines. If you need a mask just ask and we can provide one to you at our front gate.
Candy when you depart
Spooktacular would not be Spooktacular without CANDY. We will not be passing out candy this year, but instead all guests will receive a treat bag of individually wrapped candy when they leave the Zoo. (One bag per guest.)
Parking Parking is available in the Zoo's main lot and the grass field to the side of the zoo. Community members can also park in Manhattan High School's lot, located at the corner of Oak and Westwood. It's a busy weekend, so please drive slowly and carefully.
Tickets on sale beginning October 9, and attendees must pre-purchase tickets to attend the event We will be limiting SPOOKtacular guests this year to 240 guests per evening. You must purchase your ticket in advance to attend the event. Tickets can be purchased online through our online CivicRec system. You must have an account to make any purchases. Signing up for an account is fast and easy and you can buy tickets through the Manhattan Parks and Recreation website. Don't have an account? You can set one up through this easy registration page.
Tickets can also be pre-purchase at the Sunset Zoo gift shop, or any Parks and Recreation facility before the day of the event. To receive the FOSZ discount, FOSZ members much purchase their tickets in person.
SPOOKtacular is held rain or shine. No ticket refunds due to weather.
NOTE: FOSZ members must purchase tickets in person or online through your Civic Rec account to receive $1 off youth ticket.
- See our amazing animals during Spooktacular!
- Take a picture with your family throughout various pumpkin areas
- Burlap Maze for Kids
- Candy when you depart
Drinks and snacks will be available in our gift shop for purchase. All pre-packaged for your safety.
What is with the camera?
This event will have an event photographer taking photos through the day. These photos are for Sunset Zoo use only and may appear on the Sunset Zoo website, future Party for the Planet materials, social media outlets, or other future Sunset Zoo promotional material. By virtue of your attendance, you agree to usage of your likeness in such media.