Trick… or treat?
A spooky event for all ages!

Howl-O-Ween includes activities and experiences for the whole family.
Please be aware of the activity’s description before participating.*

Looking for scary tricks? SCARY activities are for guests ages 8 and older who like a good scare!

Sweet treats more your style? MERRY activities are appropriate for all ages.

* Fake weapons will not be allowed into the event. Guests will be asked to leave these items in their car or pick them up as they exit the event.$12.95 general | $9.95 members | Kids 2 and under are free.

Tickets also available for purchase at the gate. Admission includes entrance into the Phoenix Zoo and access to games and entertainment. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Tickets are nontransferable and nonrefundable. The number of tickets available is limited. Events often sell out early. Tickets are valid only during specific event dates and hours. Prices, entertainment, attractions, experiences, ticket types, entitlements and other event elements subject to change without notice.

  • Merry Activities ☺
  • Scary Activities ☠
  • Volunteer🤝
  • Howl-O-Ween Night Camp!⛺️
  • Photos📸

Merry Activities are appropriate for all ages!

Red Carpet Meet & Greets

  • 6 – 10 p.m.
  • Princesses, Superheroes and Star Wars

Due to the popularity of the Character Meet & Greet, be sure to line up early. The line may cut off before 9:30 p.m. to ensure that guests already in line have the opportunity to meet the characters.

Extinct Animal Graveyard
Take a walk through the graveyard and learn about endangered species and what you can do to help protect them.

Sweets Galore at Trick or Treat Doors
You’ll find tasty treats and surprises throughout our Merry areas… just keep your eyes peeled for our Trick or Treat doors.

Mad Science Lab
Visit our mad scientists and enjoy unique, hands-on science experiments that will be sure to spark your imagination.

Belly Dance Fusion Show
Moroccan-themed acrobatic couple puts on a twisted performance!

Crazy Crawlers Animal Encounters
Get up close and personal with some of the Zoo’s very own “Crazy Crawlers” and learn fun facts about these creatures of darkness.

Monster Bash Dance Party
Get in the groove at this DJ Mars dance party!

Pirates of the “Scare”ibbean
Aye Matey! Come aboard and witness this thrilling pirate sword fight! It’s sure to shiver ye timbers!

Mermaid Photo-op
Take photos with a real life mermaid! 

Land of Toys

  • Barbie and Ken in their life-size toy box!
  • Stuffed animal ring toss
  • Green Soldier’s parachuting bulls-eye board
  • Giant Battleship
  • Shooting Stars

Psychic & Tarot Readings
Want to know what the future holds for you? Sit down with psychic Robert Jerome to find out.

“Scare”ousel*
Enjoy a special ride to haunting music on our spider web-covered carousel.

Jack-O-Lantern Trail
The perfect Howl-O-Weel Trail!

4-D Theater*
Catch a scarily fun show!

Camel Rides*
Take a ride and get your picture taken on one of the world’s most amazing animals.

*Additional fees apply

Scary activities are recommended for guests ages 8 and older who like a good scare!

Please be aware and use your discretion when participating
in the following activities.

Twisted Fairy Tales

Once upon a time, there was a Howl-o-Ween haunt that featured your favorite fairy tales with a terrifying twist! Flesh-eating dwarves, insane Cinderella and three crazed, rabid pigs are just a few of these frightening fables brought to life.

Zombie Rave

Join us for this gory, gruesome dance party where the walking dead have become the raving dead. The pounding beat will make you want to dance… but the brain eating zombies will make you want to scream!

House of Hazards

Watch your step as you traverse a construction zone that’s gone HORRIBLY wrong. Was it operator error or just bad luck? These blood-soaked cautionary tales will make you want to reread the safety manual on your power tools and heavy equipment!

Dr. Killgoode’s Lab of Screams 

The laboratory of Dr. Killgoode is not for the squeamish. This deranged doctor specializes in evil experiments, perverse procedures and stomach churning surgeries. Interactive areas let you delve deeper into his madness. Schedule an appointment if you dare!

Cannibal’s Feast

Something ‘s cooking in the Land of Dragons… and you are invited to the feast. As you walk the path of the victims, you’ll realize that this chef has a disturbing taste for human flesh. Better move quickly… you don’t want to end up as dessert!

Freak Out Sideshow

Get your freak on at this shocking display of human oddities. 

Phoenix Arizona Paranormal Society**

Learn about paranormal investigations from the professionals — with real evidence and EVP recordings. Always a favorite!

*Entry limited to groups of 4 or less at one time.

** Bilik will close at 3 p.m. both days for set up.

Want to volunteer at one of the coolest Halloween events in the valley?

Howl volunteer opportunities have been posted!
If interested in volunteering as an individual or with a group, please contact Max, Volunteer Coordinator for Events, at mlight-pacheco@phoenixzoo.org or 602.286.3800×7335

Friday, October 26, 5:30 p.m. – Saturday, October 27, 9 a.m. 

Get the VIP Howl-O-Ween experience with this special Night Camp! Beat the crowds by arriving early for the event, enjoy a barbecue-style dinner, explore all the spooks and thrills of the Howl-O-Ween event on your own, then end your evening with late-night s’mores and up-close animal encounters.

Sleeping accommodations for this Night Camp are at Desert Tents which has four large, permanent tent structures that can accommodate up to 15 people. Families may need to share a tent with another group(s).

Space is limited, so reserve your spot today! Call 602.914.4333.

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Check out these merry and scary photos from Howl-O-Ween past!


Activities subject to change without notice.

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