Adults Night Out: Howl-o-ween Presented by On The Rocks Premium Cocktails and -196 Vodka Seltzer

Adults Night Out: Howl-o-ween Presented by On The Rocks Premium Cocktails and -196 Vodka Seltzer

Thursday, October 24

6:30–10 p.m.


$20 Early Bird through July 1 at 9 a.m., $25 after

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Come out for our spookiest night of the year, Adults Night Out: Howl-o-ween Presented by On The Rocks Premium Cocktails and -196 Vodka Seltzer! This 21+ Halloween party is for the adults to enjoy the zoo after-hours, complete with a scary haunted trail, Halloween-themed animal chats, a live DJ, and pop-up bars and concessions throughout the seasonally-outfitted zoo. Costumes are encouraged!

What else will pop out at you:

  • The haunted trail lets you test your bravery and walk amongst ghosts and ghouls*
    • *This is a jump-scare activity
  • DJ on Main Mall spins music all night
  • Animal chats from our very own experts
  • Free rides on the Endangered Species Carousel and Giant Fun Slide (weather permitting)
  • Indoor and outdoor bars, concession stands and a food court with festive food and drink for purchase
  • Complimentary face painting

Sound like a good time? Reserve your tickets now before prices increase!

Did you know your party makes an impact? Every ticket purchase helps the zoo stay free, open, and accessible for all, 365 days a year!

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

This event 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 more about accessibility at Lincoln Park Zoo, please visit To view the accessibility map of Lincoln Park Zoo, click here.

For guests who identify as disabled, Deaf, or chronically ill, please email for information on accommodations or to ask other questions about the event experience.

What are the age restrictions for this event?

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

Can I purchase tickets at the gate?

Maybe. If tickets remain available, a limited number of tickets will be for sale at the entrance gates for a higher price. 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 receive 20% off tickets.

When members log into with membership credentials, the discount will automatically be applied.

Not a member? Simply add a membership to your cart at checkout and the 20% discount will also automatically be applied. Choose the level of membership that best suits you and your household at $69, $95, $189 or $365 per year. Receive discounts on parking, merchandise, food and beverages, events, and much more! For more info visit

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

All Lincoln Park Zoo event tickets are nonrefundable and cannot be transferred to a different event. If you are not able to make it to the event, feel free to give your ticket to a friend or family member over the age of 21.

All events will be held rain or shine. In the case of inclement weather, we will move what we can indoors or under cover. Please check the weather and 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?

Please make note of restricted items:

  • No filled 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. 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.

No firearms or weapons of any kind are allowed, except for on-duty police or security personnel. For the safety of guests, staff, volunteers, and animals, all purses, bags, and other items carrying personal belongings are subject to inspection upon entry.


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Have other questions or issues not listed here? Email

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