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2014 Special Events

All events are included with regular Zoo admission. Events will be held during Zoo operating hours and are subject to change or cancellation due to weather.  

African Celebration Black Bear with Egg

October 4, HOWL-O-Ween
Meet the Keepers and learn about red wolf conservation.
Oct. 18 & 19, Batology 101
Discover the good nature of bats and see a live vampire bat feeding.
Oct. 25 & 26, BOO at the ZOO
Celebrate the magic of the season with a weekend of safe daytime Halloween fun. Enjoy trick or treat games, magic, storytelling, live entertainment and a children's costume contest.

The Boo At The Zoo costume contest will be held at 2 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, October 25th and 26th in the Africa Amphitheater, located just outside of the park below the Africa Bridge.  Registration begins at 1 p.m. both days. Children will be judged in three age divisions and the top three winners in each group will receive prizes.  The age divisions are Infant to 3 years, ages 4-7 years and ages 8-12 years.  Emceed by the “world famous” Kazoobee, the costume contest is a highlight of the North Carolina Zoo’s quintessential Halloween event.