Howl-oween Festivities at the Zoo

By Reese Bentzinger

Northeast News Editorial Assistant

Normally, the only frights the zoo offers is a scarily good time.

But for three weekends in October, the zoo will host Hoots and Howls, which will jam-packed with unique Halloween-related events.

Swing by on October 6th or 7th, and you might catch the cheetahs having enrichment sessions to stimulate their instincts. The weekend will also give you the chance to meet some of your favorite Star Wars characters!

Perhaps one might prefer to chat with Black Panther or Ant-Man instead. If they head to the zoo on the 13th or 14th of October, they’ll get the opportunity to do just that. Moving forward, Elephant and Piggie from Mo Willem’s bestselling books will be making a special appearance on October 20 and 21.

If a cold glass of beer or some wine is more appealing, the sixth annual Brew at the Zoo & Wine Too will take place on October 20 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. This 21+ event will have a food truck and live music in addition to the beverages.

On the weekend before Halloween, one can give their costumes a test drive at Boo at the Zoo, which offers Trick-or-Treating as well as other Halloween frights.

Other activities include a hay bale maze, a pedal tractor, and a chance to take a trip on the Scare-O-Cel. There’s only so many events that offer you the chance to see elephants and river otters smashing pumpkins, so be sure to check out Hoots and Howls at the Kansas City Zoo this October.

Comments are closed.

  • Charges Filed in Sunday’s 12th Terrace Shooting

    14 hours ago
    by

    Michael Bushnell Northeast News Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters-Baker has charged an eighteen year-old man in connection with the murder […]


    Three Mayoral Candidates respond to questions from Northeast Forum

    February 20th, 2019
    by

    Jolie Justus, Scott Wagner, and Phil Glynn responded to the remaining questions posed at the Northeast Mayoral Forum.


    KC Superman hangs up his cape

    February 20th, 2019
    by

    Elizabeth Orosco Northeast News In a coffee shop full of business suits and faces buried in laptops, one red cape […]


    Missouri Legislators discuss provisions of medical marijuana in Jefferson City

    February 20th, 2019
    by

    Elizabeth Orosco Northeast News More discussion on Amendment 2 is taking place in Jefferson City. Placed on the November ballot […]


    Artist Profile: Tyson Schroeder

    February 20th, 2019
    by

    Johanna Pounds Editorial Assistant Northeast News Tyson Schroeder is a local painter, editorialist, and musician who has been working in […]


  • Women in Jazz Month 2019

    February 20th, 2019
    by

    Sponsored content American Jazz Museum March is Women and Jazz Month, and the Blue Room at the American Jazz Museum […]


    Payless Shoesource closing all US stores

    February 20th, 2019
    by

    Northeast News Payless Shoesource announced last Friday that they will be closing all of their stores across the US, which […]


    Smart Sewer project works to improve wastewater system

    February 20th, 2019
    by

    Elizabeth Orosco Northeast News The City of Kansas City will begin implementing the construction phase of the Smart Sewer Program […]


    KCPD respond to homicide in Sheffield neighborhood

    February 20th, 2019
    by

    Michael Bushnell Northeast News Kansas City Police Officers responded to the 6400 block of East 12th street Sunday morning, February […]


    Two Kansas City women have been arrested, charged in connection with Tuesday’s shooting at Central High School

    February 14th, 2019
    by

    Jamya D. Norfleet and Taylor McMillon face felony charges in connection with Tuesday night’s shooting.


  • What’s Happening

    retorts illustrated by bryan stalder

    The White Co. delivers innovation through history

    Michael Bushnell Northeast News “Our standard has always been to build a car able to surmount any road conditions which […]

    The will of the people and why it matters

    Part of the responsibility of living in a constitutional republic is an engaged electorate. An engaged electorate, theoretically, ensures that […]