TULSA, OK, October 21, 2009 - Choosing the perfect Halloween costume can be tough, whether to be a pretty princess or a wicked witch.  But the best place to take your family for trick-or-treating is a no-brainer with the Tulsa Zoo’s 20th Annual HallowZOOeen, October 27th through 31st, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm nightly.


The Tulsa Zoo will put on a costume of its own this Halloween as it transforms into a spooky but not-too-scary trick-or-treating wonderland.  This spooktacular event runs for five days, so you can start trick-or-treating early, or make it your Halloween evening destination. 


HallowZOOeen 2010 is bringing some new treats with Walgreen’s “Royal Castle” and American Airlines “Pirate Island”.  Enter the zoo early for a feast fit for your little princess or your budding buccaneer for a fairy-tale Halloween they’ll never forget. 


The Walgreen’s Royal Castle summons all Green Country royalty to join the Tulsa Zoo for a splendid to-do where your princess (or prince charming!) can dine with the Walgreen’s Princesses, be amused with royal court activities and even waltz around the Walgreen’s Ballroom.  And the best part, you’ll also begin trick-or-treating before you can say ‘bibbity-bobbity-ZOO! 


Perhaps a sailor’s life suits thee more? Then chart yer course for American Airlines “Pirate Island” for a swashbuckling adventure with the American Airlines Pirates, and help them hunt for treasure while gobbling up pirate grub and grog.  Reserve your dinner voyage for only $25 per person or $250 for a table (8 guests) with seating available October 29 and 30 beginning at 5:00 p.m.  HallowZOOeen’s newest additions include HallowZOOeen admission, dinner, a complimentary Haunted Train Ride pass AND early entrance to the zoo!  For only $25, these enchanted evening dinners are a baarrrrghain!


Of course the Tulsa Zoo hasn’t forgotten about the CANDY!  Corporate-sponsored Goblin Stops line the zoo to provide a safe trick-or-treating environment, where your kiddos can fill up their goodie bags – and with over 3 tons of candy, there will be plenty of treats!  A feature any “buoy” or “ghoul” will enjoy is the one-of-a-kind Pirate Ship, where your seaworthy sprouts can take the helm, or take a tour through the American Airlines Haunted House – if you dare!  The whole family will enjoy the “Pumpkin Patch Playroom”, with a Hay Maze, pumpkin decorating and carnival games. And the Haunted Train Ride is back with spooky (but not too scary!) surprises around every turn for only $4, and you can also take a spin on the Cross-Eyed Carousel for only $1.  And both Pirate Island and the Royal Castle will remain open for HallowZOOeen families to explore during their HallowZOOeen adventure!


This is a very popular event, with over 15,000 guests, so get advance tickets TODAY and skip the lines!  Tickets can be purchased online at www.tulsazoo.org or at the Tulsa Zoo daily from 9am-5pm.  The cost for admission is $7 for the general public, $6 for Zoo Friends members.  Children 2 and under are free if not trick-or-treating.  Premium parking is available for only $5.  Also, pick up $1-off coupons at all Walgreen’s locations for extra savings! 


And as a special ‘treat’ to all our ‘mummies’ and daddies, become a Zoo Friends Member at the Tulsa Zoo or renew your membership, and receive 2 FREE TICKETS to HallowZOOeen.

For over 20 years, thousands of families keep coming back for the Tulsa Zoo’s HallowZOOeen event as a safe alternative for their Halloween fun.  So bring your family to trick-or-treat in the wildest neighborhood in town at the Tulsa Zoo’s HallowZOOeen!


This spooktacular event would not be possible without our sponsors, Great Plains Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Subway Restaurants, QuikTrip, Walgreens, Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office, BP Pipeline, Whirlpool, Helmerich & Payne, Spirit Aerosystems, and Sonic.



Angela “Fraidy Cat” Evans

Marketing & Public Relations Director

918.669.6612 - Office

918.606.3542 - Cell