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Howl-O-Ween Parties in the Plaza 2022

Dates: 10/15/2022 - 10/29/2022
Times: Last three Saturdays in October
Price: Included in regular admission

Join us Howl-O-Ween Parties on the plaza on select Saturdays in October!  Our fun-filled Saturdays will fill you with fright and delight! Come dressed in your Halloween best, be amazed at our magic show, meet our fairytale characters, or enjoy a ride on the scardey cat carousel! 

Our Fairytale Characters for 10/15: Elsa, Cinderella, Sofia the First, Moana

Characters magically provided by Happily Ever After Princess Parties (

Our Fairytale Characters for 10/22: Anna, Belle, Ariel, Moana

Characters magically provided by Happily Ever After Princess Parties (

Our Fairytale Characters for 10/29: Elsa, Ariel, Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), Tiana (Princess and the Frog)

Characters magically provided by Happily Ever After Princess Parties (

You can even purchase treats for the animals! See their list of treats here: 

Activities will include:

9:00 am – 11:00 am Fairytale Characters in Entry plaza / Meet and greet

9:00 am – 11:00 pm Halloween Crafts in Echo Dome – Inner Plaza

9:30 am    Penguins – Daily Feeding

10:00 am    Story Time at the Elephant Stage

10:00 am – 4:00 pm Scardey Cat Carousel ($3.00 per Rider)

10:15 am –10:45 am Derrick Rose* Magic Show at Civitan Amphitheater

11:00 am    Animal Ambassador Show at Civitan Amphitheatre (each week's theme below)

Oct 15th  - Ick!

We will chat about some of the gross things to be found in the animal kingdom (Like vulture vomit. Yuck!)

Oct 22nd - Myths & Legends of the Animal Kingdom

This will be a talk about how and why some of our favorite stories came to be of animals like owls, snakes, and much more!

Oct 29th- Spooky Scary Skeletons

 A show featuring not only our animals, but also some of the coolest artifacts kept in the education department such as whole skeletons, skulls, teeth, and claws!

11:30 am    Costume Contest at Civitan Amphitheatre – Hosted by Fairytale Characters~ Adults welcome to enter contest, but no face masks, face coverings, or face paint allowed on adults. 

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Derrick Rose* Magic Show at Civitan Amphitheater

1:30 pm    Rhino Keeper Chat

1:30 pm     Great Apes Keeper Chat and Feed

2:00-4:00pm    Nature Play activities at the Blue & You Nature Play Area

2:00 pm     Elephants Keeper Chat

2:30 pm     Spider monkey Chat

3:00 pm     Serval Chat Keeper Chat

3:30 pm     Penguins – Daily Feeding

*Derrick Rose has been entertaining Arkansas audiences while sharing his style of magic and illusions for over 25 years. He is an award-winning close-up magician, voted as Little Rock Family Magazine's favorite party entertainer! Derrick provides a variety of comedy, mystery, illusion, and fun for all age groups.





* Please confirm directly with the promoter or box office to ensure event details have not changed.

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