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Spooktacular – Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo 2010


The most popular Halloween event in town, Spooktacular presented by

Hy-Vee, is fun for children of all ages! Join Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo for a fun-filled day Sunday, October 24, 2010 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

This event offers visitors the opportunity to trick or treat at Omaha’s Zoo and fill their bags with goodies from special treat stations.  Event activities are free for Omaha’s Zoo members or with regular paid Zoo admission.

Trick or Treat

Visit over 20 different treat stations located around Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo!  Plus learn about Bats and Creatures of the Night by visiting the Education stations in the Desert Dome or visit any of other Halloween themed stations in the Lied Jungle®, Giraffe Complex or Hubbard Gorilla Valley.

Check out the Pumpkin Smash on October 24

Lied Jungle at 9:30 a.m.

Scott Aquarium (Shark Tunnel) at 10:30 a.m.

Cat Complex at 11 a.m.

Durham’s Bear Canyon at 11:15 a.m.

Hubbard Gorilla Valley at 11:30 a.m.

Pachyderm Hill (Elephants) at 12 p.m. (elephants are not on display until noon)

Enrichment activities, such as pumpkins, provide the animals with challenges, environmental stimulation and physical and mental exercise.  These activities are as essential to animal health and their well-being as proper nutrition and medical care.  Omaha’s Zoo provides regular behavioral enrichment activities like painting or having to unlock a specially designed toy to find food.  Enrichment activities help increase physical activity, encourage natural behaviors and help to provide a better overall quality of life.


Free Train Rides from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on October 24

Take a ride around Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo on the steam locomotives.  Free for children ages 11 and under with a paying adult.


The WILDEST Parade in Omaha

Beginning at 1 p.m. check out the wildest parade in Omaha!  There will be the Imperial Storm Troopers, Bellevue Fire Department, Omaha Beef cheerleaders and the Rump Roasters, the Incredibles, Blue Wave Martial Arts and much more.


Creepy Creature Encounters

Stop by Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Pavilion to get an up close view of creepy, crawly creatures at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

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