Looking for a scary good time? Or perhaps a not-so-scary Halloween scene?! Tampa Lowry Park Zoo offers goulishly good fun for all ages.
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October 10-12, 17-19, 23-26, 30-31 & Nov. 1 • Opens 7 p.m.
Tampa Bay’s largest family Halloween event continues, with hair-raising haunts, family favorites, and some spooky species. The “Haunts” are on a skull rating system, with 7 skulls being the most terrifying! Both London Frightmare and Tangled Terror are in the “incredibly intense” category and are intended for mature audiences. The all new London Frightmare transports guests back in time to uncover dark secrets in the most haunted city in England while Tangled Terror has mad scientists in search of revenge! Slightly (only slightly) less intense haunts are the Pharoah’s Tomb of Revenge where artifacts come alive as the Curse is unleashed, and Wake the Dead, a graveyard of zombies and ghostly apparitions seeking to keep some of the visitors for themselves.
If this sounds a little too intense for you, have no (ahem) FEAR: There are family options for the more squeamish in the group (Read: SeaWorld Mommy, LOL).
The Little Beasties Bungalow features a not-so-scary world of friendly Halloween scenes and colorful lights. In the Spooky Fun Fair, kids will find bounce houses and skill games like Monster Basketball, Pumpkin Pitch, and more. Zoo rides will also be re-named for the season and are included in price of admission including Batty Bumper Boats, Pumpkin Patch Express (kiddie train), Roarin’ Roller-Ghoster (family coaster), Flyin’ Boo-nanas (kiddie flying bananas ride), Flume of Fear (water flume ride), and Scary-Go-Round (carousel).
Spooky Species is an opportunity to encounter Flying Foxes and Bats, along with Stingray Bay, the select animals on display for this special nighttime event.
Tickets are $18 for adults and $14 for children (ages 3-11). Zoo Pass holders receive discounted admission with valid I.D. at ticket windows. Hours are 7-11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 7-10 p.m. on other select nights. Find updates at www.LowryParkZoo.org and follow ZooBoo on Facebook.