This is a past event. Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 9:30am 3:00pm

Oregon Zoo 4001 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, Oregon 97221

Bring your kids to Howloween for fun, treats and educational activities. The zoo provides a fun and safe setting for this Halloween tradition, where costumed trick-or-treaters learn about wildlife in a fun scavenger hunt throughout the zoo.

In keeping with the zoo's mission, Howloween aims to be educational as well as fun. Scavenger hunts and activities are themed to teach kids about animals around the world, and their habitats and adaptations.

Kids can collect treats and prizes at the different stations. Because our everyday actions impact wildlife, the zoo only provides deforestation-free candy. Learn more about palm oil and how you can help orangutans and elephants with your consumer choices.

On the weekend of October 20 and 21, join U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service experts in the Nature Exploration Station to learn about the "Monster Invaders" of the water world (a.k.a. aquatic invasive species) and their impact on regional wildlife.

On the weekend of October 27 and 28, join U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Forest Service experts in the Nature Exploration Station to celebrate Bat Week, an annual international celebration recognizing the important role of bats in our world.

Activities are best suited for children ages 2-12, but all are welcome.

Cost: free with zoo admission. 

Parking costs $2/hour or $8/day and lots tend to fill up quickly, so the zoo encourages visitors to take public transport: Take MAX Light Rail to the Washington Park stop or a Trimet bus. Call 503.238.RIDE (7433) or visit for fare and route information. Visitors who ride MAX light rail or a TriMet bus to the zoo will receive $1.50 off admission with proof of ridership.

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