Adults Night Out: Howl-o-ween

Calendar Icon October 27
Clock Icon 6:30–10 p.m.
Clock Icon $15–25
Age Icon 18+
Guests enjoying Adults Night Out: The Great Pumpkin Glow


It’s adults only (18+) at the zoo’s spookiest after-hours event of the year. Guests will enjoy unique animal chats, a live DJ, and multiple bars throughout the zoo all evening. Take in the beauty of the gardens while you wander paths with refreshment in hand—and savor fall in the best way possible.

Costumes are encouraged!*

Activities Include:

  • Cornhole, foosball, giant Jenga, and giant Connect Four
  • Animal chats and enrichment
  • Join DJ Marcus Carter on Main Mall for music all night and a costume contest at 9:30 p.m.!
  • Free rides on the AT&T Endangered Species Carousel
  • Cash bars and plenty of food for purchase
  • Plenty of spaces to stroll, sit, and sip with friends and family!

*Costumes are welcomed and encouraged; however, costumes with full face coverage will not be allowed within zoo grounds. This rule enhances the safety of all guests, staff, and the animals in our care. If you have questions, please feel free to email

Other Nights in the Series

Adults Night Out: Holidaze

Thursday, December 15, ages 18+

Leave the kids at home and head to the zoo for Adults Night Out: Holidaze. Guests will enjoy unique animal chats, a live DJ, and multiple bars throughout the zoo at this after-hours event. No kids. No crowds. Strolling among wildlife with a beer, soda, cider, hard seltzer or wine in hand. Sound fun? Join us! Proceeds benefit Lincoln Park Zoo and help the zoo stay free and open 365 days a year!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What parts of the zoo will be open, and will I see animals?

Adults Night Out will take place throughout Lincoln Park Zoo’s buildings and grounds.

Animals that live at Lincoln Park Zoo always have the choice to be indoors or out, in view of the public or not. This is a zoo policy that promotes positive animal welfare. We hope many animals will choose to be outside, but they may choose to spend their evening indoors. Make sure to stop by animal habitats when they’re receiving enrichment (the schedule will be in your online program) for the highest likelihood of great animal viewing!

Is this event accessible?

Yes! To learn about accessibility at Lincoln Park Zoo, please visit To view the accessibility map of Lincoln Park Zoo, click here.

What are the age restrictions for this event?

18+. No one under this age will be permitted into the event. All guests must have a ticket.

Can I purchase tickets at the door?

Maybe. If tickets remain available, a limited number of tickets will be for sale at the door. We highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance, though, as this event always sells out quickly!

I am a member. How can I apply my membership benefits?

Members get 10% off registration for all zoo events. To redeem your member discount:

1. Click “REGISTER NOW” at the top of the website.

2. Click “TICKETS.”

3. In the top-right-hand corner, select “ENTER PROMOTIONAL CODE.”

4. Enter the first three digits of your Lincoln Park Zoo membership number.

5. Select “APPLY CODE.”

6. Select the number of tickets you need and proceed to checkout.

Can I transfer my tickets or get a refund? What happens if there is inclement weather?

All Lincoln Park Zoo event tickets are non-refundable. If you are not able to make it to the event, feel free to give your ticket to a friend or family member. All events will be held rain or shine. Please dress accordingly!

How do I enter the event and can I re-enter once checked in?

Enter the zoo at the East Gate on Cannon Drive and Fullerton Parkway (the zoo’s parking lot) or the West Gate at Stockton Drive and Webster Drive. Tickets can be scanned on your smartphone or on a printed sheet of paper. Re-entry is not permitted.

What items are prohibited at this event?

Lincoln Park Zoo has a strict policy of restricted items for this event. Please make note of the below items that are restricted for this event:

  • No water bottles, beverage containers, cans, or bottles
  • No folding chairs
  • No luggage of any kind
  • No animals (with the exception of service animals)
  • No coolers (unless medically required)
  • No illegal substances
  • No noisemakers or balloons
  • No Segways or motorized scooters
  • No thermal containers
  • No weapons
  • No remote-controlled aircrafts or drones
  • No items deemed dangerous or inappropriate

Alcohol purchased outside the zoo is prohibited, and we ask that you refrain from smoking tobacco and cannabis inside the gates for the health and safety of our animals and visitors. Lincoln Park Zoo’s Code of Conduct can be found here.