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September 28, 2020

ZooTampa’s Creatures of the Night Halloween Party is back!

Join ZooTampa for Tampa Bay’s #1 Halloween family event, Creatures of the Night, for safe family frights. The critically acclaimed event returns with a colorful cast of spooky characters, fearsome animals and immersive outdoor Halloween adventure zones for eleven select nights Oct. 2 to Oct. 31, 2020.

This year’s family-friendly event is themed around campfire tales and will be modified with enhanced health and safety measures to ensure safe family fun. Due to limited capacity, date-specific tickets and reservations with timed entry are the best way to guarantee admission. This event is sure to sell out, so get your ticket and secure your spot for eerie family fun today!

NEW Creatures of the Night Halloween for 2020:

  • The Realm of the Spider Queen: Trek through a spooky spider cave and emerge at a high-energy dance celebration presided upon by the queen.
  • Siren’s Song: Enter the underwater world of the siren where she lures unsuspecting pirates with her song and transforms them to stone.
  • Camp Creepstastic: Experience the only “Summer Camp” that welcomes guests in the Fall to tell creepy tales around the campfire.
  • Dinos Out of Time: Dinos are wreaking havoc in the modern-day world! Help the explorers take them back to prehistoric times.
  • Pirate Party Pants: Usually dead men tell no tales, but these spooky pirates have plenty of stories to share. Join them for party full of games, dancing and a good ole’ time.
  • Clown Carousel: A caravan of clowns has set up residence around ZooTampa’s famous carousel. Come enjoy a ride and laugh with our silly pranksters!

Returning ZooTampa Creatures of the Night favorites:

  • Twisted Tales: Enjoy everyone’s favorite storybook villains, from an evil queen to a wolf in grandma’s clothing, as they come to life with unexpected twists. Don’t worry, the Fairy Godmother will keep them all on their best behavior!
  • Rising Waters: Experience an array of eerie encounters as the rising and falling waters of a forgotten Florida coastal town reveals its good, bad and slithering inhabitants.
  • Pumpkin Palooza: Frolic at a festive fall harvest set aside for the littlest of ghouls, complete with a pumpkin patch and scarecrows.
  • Wicked Food: Enjoy sinfully delicious foodie favorites and wicked cocktails.

Halloween Party Details:

ZooTampa’s Creatures of the Night Halloween event takes place 11 select nights from Oct. 2-31, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

  • General admission tickets start at $24.95.
  • The reservation fee for annual members and “Pay for a Day, Come Back All Year” ticket holders is $5 per person, which will be reimbursed for a $5 food and merchandise voucher upon entry on the day of the reservation.

Visit ZooTampa for your ticket to safe family frights!

 

Creatures of the Night is returning to ZooTampa in 2020 with safety modifications to ensure nothing ghoulish happens!

If you’ve experienced ZooTampa and/or Creatures of the Night in the past, you know that it’s primarily outdoors, so this is good news for families looking for some spooky fun while staying safe. Enhanced health and safety procedures will remain in place like temperature checks, frequent sanitation, and limited capacity.

We’re super exited about this year’s theme: campfire tales! You can expect to encounter NEW outdoor experiences like Dinos out of Time and Camp Creeptastic and new spooky characters like the clowns of Clown Carousel. Some crowd favorites are returning to this year’s event like the whimsical Pumpkin Palooza and the spooky forgotten coastal town of Rising Waters.

Get ready to mark your calendars–Creatures of the Night will take place on 11 select nights from Friday, October 2 to Saturday, October 31 from 4:00 pm-10:00 pm.

Here’s the full line up of what’s NEW to the 2020 Creatures of the Night:

The Realm of the Spider Queen: Trek through the spooky spider cave and emerge at a hight energy distance dance celebration presided by the queen.

Siren’s Song: Enter the underwater world of the siren where she lures unsuspecting pirates with her song and transforms them to stone.

Camp Creeptastic: Experience the only “Summer Camp” that welcomes guests in the Fall and is solely focused on telling creepy tales around the campfire.

Dinos Out of Time: Dinos are wreaking havoc in the modern-day world. Help the explorers take the dinosaurs back to their prehistoric time.

Pirate Party Pants: Usually dead men tell no tales, but these spooky pirates have plenty of stories to share. Join them for  a party full of games, dancing and a good ole jolly time.

Clown Carousel: A caravan of clowns has set up residence around ZooTampa’s famous carousel. Come enjoy a ride and laugh with the silly pranksters.

Returning favorites to Creatures of the Night at ZooTampa:

Twisted Tales: Enjoy everyone’s favorite villains from storybooks, from an evil queen to a wolf in grandma’s clothing, as they come to life with unexpected twists. Don’t worry, the Fairy Godmother will keep them all on their best behavior.

Rising Waters: Experience an array of eerie encounters as the rising and falling waters of a forgotten Florida coastal town reveals its good, bad, and slithering inhabitants.

Pumpkin Palooza: Frolic at a festive fall harvest set aside for the littlest of ghouls, complete with a pumpkin patch and scarecrows.

Wicked Food: Enjoy devilish culinary delights including sinfully delicious foodie favorites and wicked cocktails.

Before you go to Creatures of the Night at ZooTampa this year, here are a few things to know:

  • Capacity will be limited, so booking your reservation AND a date and time specific ticket are a good idea.
  • General admission starts at $24.95. The reservation free for annual members and “Pay for a Day, Come Back All Year” is $5 per person which will be reimbursed for a $5 food and merchandise voucher upon entry on day of reservation. ZooTampa.org
  • Enhanced health and safety precautions are in place including a non-invasive temperature check at the front gate.
  • You MUST wear a face mask when in indoor areas, so keep your face mask handy.
  • Kids 12 and younger may wear a costume. Toy weapons are prohibited.

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*Photos provided by ZooTampa

WATCH: INSIDE LOOK: Creatures of the Night at ZooTampa 2020


About the Author: Her Highness, The Spider Queen, is ZooTampa’s newest hire. She brings a lifetime of passion for and experience in scaring children to this newly appointed role. Her favorite holiday is Halloween (duh) and in her spare time she enjoys tending to her brood of arachnids and crocheting spider web doilies.  You can meet her and her friends at Creatures of the Night on select nights this October.


 

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