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.

*Call Center open from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 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.

Notice: Prohibited items include alcohol, glass, balloons, balls, Frisbees, radios, whistles, musical instruments and other sound producing devices that may disturb our animals or other guests, hoverboards, pushed tricycles, Hula Hoops, Skip-Its, skateboards, scooters, smart trikes, roller blades, bikes, roller skates, rip-sticks, wheeled shoes (Heely-type), Segways, firearms, weapons, knives and toy weapons.

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Merry Activities are appropriate for all ages!

Carnival Midway

It’s a funhouse maze where everyone is a winner!

Character Meet & Greet

Princesses, Superheroes and Star Wars… OH MY! Hob-knob and take a photo with your favorite star.

Moon Mermaid

Swim on over to meet and have your photo taken with Moon Mermaid!


Prove you ain’t afraid of no ghost when you meet with the Phoenix Ghostbusters!!

Spooktacular Dance Party

Get down and BOOgie with DJ Mars! Join in dancing and games with your favorite mascots, characters and superheroes!

Dr. Howl’s Science Lab

Be captivated with science experiments that use fire, ice and other primal forces of nature! Kids will explore science with hands-on experiments and exciting demonstrations. Build LEGOS with a Master Model Builder from LEGOLAND® Discovery Center. Plus LIVE animal encounters!

Trick or Treat Doors

Walk through a pathway of Halloween themed doors and collect candy. We promise more treats than tricks!

Pirates of the “Scare”ibbean

Aye, matey! Come aboard and witness this thrilling pirate sword fight! It’s sure to shiver ye timbers!

Extinct Animal Graveyard

Learn about species that have gone extinct and what can be done now and in the future to prevent other species from going extinct.

Psychic & Tarot Readings

Want to know what the future holds for you? Sit down with Bob the Psychic to find out!


Enjoy a special ride to haunting music on our spider web-covered carousel.

*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.

Phoenix Arizona Paranormal Society (PAPS)**

Watch videos and listen to recordings of paranormal activities that have taken place right here in Arizona.

Carn-EVIL Cruiser*

Send in the clowns! The carnival is in town, full of gut-bursting fun that will make you die… of laughter. Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at all the magic and mayhem that makes our Carn-EVIL possible, but take heed as you may find yourself trapped in an outlandish world where we won’t let you leave!

Toxic Trail

A nuclear attack has caused the majority of mankind to turn into flesh eating zombies. Only a few brave fighters remain. Can you get out alive, or will you become infected?

Cryptid Museum

Journey through this haunted museum… but be careful… they say it comes to life at night.

4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse


These mythical riders symbolize the evils to come at the end of the world. Meet them, if you dare!

Ye Olde Witch Trial

The townspeople of Plaza de los Ninos claim that may inexplicable things have been happening in their town.

Several people have disappeared, and now they are on a witch hunt. Beware, those who get in their way WILL burn.

Terror in Toyland

In German-speaking Alpine folklore, Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure.

According to traditional narratives, Krampus punishes children during the Christmas season who misbehave. Be warned, the naughty may not make it out!

*Additional fees apply.

** 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-O-Ween is a spooktacular two night event featuring scary and merry activities that the whole family will enjoy! You will have the opportunity to dress up in costume and show off your acting abilities in one of our spooky haunts! If the scary stuff doesn’t appeal to you, join in the fun and games at the Carnival! There are plenty of opportunities to participate in the festivities and have an amazing time. Volunteer for Howl-O-Ween by filling out the registration page here

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


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