Halloween Nights at the Dallas Zoo
650 South R.L. Thornton Fwy. (I-35)
Dallas, TX 75203
Date: Oct. 27-Oct. 29
Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Cost: $10 (ages 3 and up)
$2 Discount for Zoo Members
Take the kids in their costumes and go have a blast at the zoo this weekend. The park is opening three nights in a row for a Halloween party. There’s a stage show, trick-or-treating and a haunted carousel ride. The animals will even be getting treats and other surprises!
And there’s always something going on at the zoo. Take a look at our Family Fun Guide to the Dallas Zoo for more good times.
Boo at the Fort Worth Zoo
1989 Colonial Parkway
Fort Worth, TX 76110
Date: Oct. 28-30
Time: Noon- 5:00 p.m.
Admission: Adults- $12/Child-$9 (2 yrs. and younger are free)
In case you missed it last weekend, the Fort Worth Zoo’s Halloween celebration is going on this weekend too. It’s the 20th annual Boo at the Zoo event. The zoo is open for regular business hours but between noon and 5:00 p.m. you’ll find Halloween-themed activities in the animal exhibits.
For more info, special events and fun facts go to our Family Fun Guide to the Fort Worth Zoo.
Dallas Arboretum- Family Fun Weekend
8525 Garland Road
Dallas, TX 75218
Date: Oct. 29-30,
Time: 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Admission: Adults- $12/Child- $10 (3 yrs. and younger are free)
What better time to visit the Arboretum and see the spectacular display of more then 50,000 pumpkins, squash and gourds than on Halloween weekend. From noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday kids under the age of 10 can trick-or-treat throughout Cinderella’s pumpkin fairytale village! From 11:00 am-3:00 pm there will be a magician, a petting zoo and face painting. If nothing else, you’re guaranteed beautiful photo opportunities!
Check out our complete guide to the Dallas Arboretum.
Six Flags Over Texas- Fright Fest
2201 Road to Six Flags
Arlington, TX 76010
Date/Time: Every weekend night in October (see website for details)
Admission: buy online and in advance for better deals, otherwise $56.99 for general admission
Six Flags is only open on the weekends in October so in the evenings, the park turns into a Fright Fest! They’ll have spooky shows, haunted houses and Halloween fun for the whole family. You’ll definitely want to look online to find the cheapest admission price for your family.
Learn more about the thrills of Six Flags over Texas in our Best of Guide.
Casey is a Co-Founder of Dallas Moms Blog (www.dallasmomsblog.com) that helps connect moms to each other and to their city. She’s been married for 8 years and has one daughter.