SPOOKtacular 2021 


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WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE ARE HOSTING SPOOKTACULAR 2021 FOR THE COMMUNITY! 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE EVENT HAS CHANGED ITS REGULAR OPERATIONS TO MEET HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES RELATED TO COVID-19. WE WILL BE FOLLOWING SOCIAL DISTANCE GUIDELINES AND HAVE MODIFIED OUR EVENT TO BE SAFE FOR THE COMMUNITY. 



Admission and Hours 

Hours and event size will be limited for health and safety reasons.

We will be allowing only 500 participants per timeslot and pre-purchasing your tickets/time is MANDATORY for the event beginning 12 p.m. on September 20, by following this link, by phone or in-person at Sunset Zoo daily from 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Friday, Oct. 22nd - 5:30-7:30 pm (high risk/special populations)

Saturday, Oct. 23rd
9:30-11:15 a.m.
11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
 1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
 3:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 24th
9:30-11:15 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
 1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
 3:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. 


*You must pre-purchase a ticket and specific timeslot for this event. 


Tickets:

 PRE-PURCHASE TICKETS WITH THIS LINK
Tickets available beginning 12 p.m. September 20 
$5.50 for adults/$3.50 for children 3+ up (Regular admission rates apply) 
  • Children 2 and under that are admitted free
  • FOSZ members receive $1 off each pre-purchased ticket to the event

Costumes, Candy, Activities... OH MY! 

Wear your costumes - adults and kids! Have fun and be creative, just remember you're walking through the Zoo and to still maintain proper social distancing measures and health guidelines. Masks are mandatory if you enter an enclosed space. If you need a mask just ask and we can provide one to you at our front gate. Spooktacular would not be Spooktacular without CANDY. We will have local businesses handing out candy throughout the zoo! So join us for Halloween themed activities, candy, a decorated zoo, entertainment, and so much more! 

Parking

Parking is available in the Zoo's main lot and the grass field to the side of the zoo. Community members can also park in Manhattan High School's lot, located at the corner of Oak and Westwood. It's a busy weekend, so please drive slowly and carefully.

Tickets on sale beginning September 20, and attendees must pre-purchase tickets to attend the event

We will be limiting SPOOKtacular guests this year to 500 participants per evening. You must purchase your ticket in advance to attend the event.  Tickets can be purchased online through our online CivicRec system. You must have an account to make any purchases. Signing up for an account is fast and easy and you can  buy tickets through the Manhattan Parks and Recreation website. Don't have an account? You can set one up through this easy registration page.

Tickets can also be pre-purchase at the Sunset Zoo gift shop, or any Parks and Recreation facility before the day of the event. To receive the FOSZ discount, FOSZ members much purchase their tickets in person. 


SPOOKtacular is held rain or shine. No ticket refunds due to weather. 

NOTE: FOSZ members must purchase tickets in person or online through your Civic Rec account to receive $1 off youth ticket.


Zoo Highlights
  • See our amazing animals 
  • Take a picture with your family throughout various photo opportunities
  • Live entertainment 
  • Candy distribution throughout the zoo
  • Halloween decorations
  • Fun and interactive activities 

Food 


Drinks and snacks will be available in our gift shop for purchase. All pre-packaged for your safety. 
We also will be working to offer a food truck vendor. 

What is with the camera?
This event will have an event photographer taking photos through the day. These photos are for Sunset Zoo use only and may appear on the Sunset Zoo website, future Party for the Planet materials, social media outlets, or other future Sunset Zoo promotional material. By virtue of your attendance, you agree to usage of your likeness in such media. 

Interested in helping make this event possible? Email Sunset Zoo today! We are still seeking candy sponsors if your company is interested in supporting this Sunset Zoo tradition.