The Louisville Zoo hosts a Halloween Party for 15 nights in October and we decided to check it out this year. Our school was on fall break last week and we stayed home instead of visiting family since my husband was working but we still wanted to do something fun with the girls. So they dressed in the old standby princess dresses and pulled out their trick or treat bags and we went to the zoo!
The zoo and all the sponsors really do a great job and we were pleasantly surprised as we started to walk through. They had characters for you to take photos with, a lot of fun backdrops for photos and kids under 11 were able to trick or treat along the way. The lines to meet the characters were short and everything was perfectly spaced out.
Many of the animals were not out for the night but we were able to see a few, especially Aubrey’s favorite, the polar bear. The 2 previous times she has been to the Louisville Zoo the polar bears were not out as they are rotated with the grizzly bears throughout the day. She was thrilled to see the polar bear and it may have trumped the trick or treating part.
I did get a pretty great shot of the lions from a distance and the lighting was perfect. We even heard the lions roaring, both the male and female. We were so happy to see that as usually the lions are napping when we visit. This is also a time when I was glad to have a good camera with a decent zoom lens.
It was a great night and we had the best time! I hope this becomes an event we go to every year. I linked the zoo’s website at the top if you want to check it out to get more info or current admission prices.