Minnesota Zoo Media Contact

If you are a member of the press, please contact: Josh Le
Communications and Media Relations Manager
Minnesota Zoo
13000 Zoo Boulevard
Apple Valley, MN 55124
952.212.3428 direct
952.431.9300 fax
[email protected]

Apple Valley, MINN – October 24, 2016 – This October, autumn is coming alive with the annual HallZooWeen event at the Minnesota Zoo. During this zoo-wide experience, families can explore miles of scenic indoor and outdoor trails and encounter both cute and creepy critters, such as bats, tarantulas, snakes and more. Costumes are welcome, but not required.

HallZooWeen weekend activities include:

  • Creature Features (Special zookeeper talks and encounters around the Zoo)
  • Creepy Crawly Animal Encounters
  • Face Painting
  • Live Music
  • Close Encounter Animal Photo Opportunities
  • Apple Press Demonstrations
  • Tropical Reef Skeleton Dive Shows
  • Hay Maze at the Wells Fargo Family Farm
  • HallZooWeen-themed Wings Financial World of Birds Shows
  • October 29 & 30 – Treats and Goodies – 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (While supplies last)
  • And more. A full list of activities and their times can be found on the Zoo’s website.

While exploring the Zoo, use #HallZooWeen when posting photos to your favorite social media networks and your images may be displayed on the Zoo’s website.

The Minnesota Zoo is committed to the fight to save wildlife around the world and encourages guests to shop smart this Halloween season for tasty treats that are safe for wildlife like tigers, tapirs and orangutans, and contain no or sustainable palm oil. There is even an easy app for people to download and use at the store as a guide.

The Minnesota Zoo is a year-round destination located in Apple Valley, just minutes south of Mall of America. Its mission is to connect people, animals and the natural world to save wildlife. For more information, call 952.431.9500 or visit mnzoo.org. The Minnesota Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and an institutional member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA).