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Ghouls and Glow

  • Dates: September 28, 2019 to October 25, 2019
  • Location: 3701 S 10th St Omaha, NE 68107
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  • More Info: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will dawn about 400 larger-than-life lantern displays - creating the first expereince of its kind in the country - as part of an all-new family friendly Halloween event, Ghouls and Glow presented by Veridian Credit Union on September 27th-28th and October 3rd-5th, 13th-17th, and 24th-25th. This event is taking the place of Spooktacular, the Zoo's former trick-or-treating event. The lanterns, custom-made for the Zoo, will illuminate the Bay Family Children's Adventure Trails. Visitors will encounter dancing skeletons, candy monsters, jack-o-lanterns, ghosts, witches, wizards, spider web arches, sugar skulls with elements of nature, an eerie house, a mummy band and other friendly ghouls. A number of bats, vultures, spiders and black cats will also light up the trails. Outside of the main lantern display, hundreds of hand-carved pumpkins will glisten along the Zoo's pathways, as well as a 14-foot-6 tall pumpkin tree and themed lighting and decor provided by the Zoo's holiday lighting partner, Holidynamics. Throughout the evening, Omaha Circus Arts will showcase their amazing acts of fire dancing, aerials, juggling and flow arts while Omaha Street Percussion returns with their popular percussion performances. Kids can even get foamed up at Frankenstein Foam Zone on the Desert Dome Plaza. Tickets will be available for purchase online and inside Guest Services at the Zoo starting Monday, August 26th, as well as at the door each night of the event. Pricing and hours will be available online at Event proceeds will go toward Omaha's Henry Doorl Zoo and Aquarium's animal health, wellness and enrichment programs and help further conservation worldwide.