Night of the Living Zoo

October 30, 2015: 6:30 – 10PM


Prepare to witness death defying acts and amazing oddities at the Zoo's annual adults-only Halloween event, Night of the Living Zoo. With live music, craft beer, food trucks, a costume contest, and performance artists, it's a wicked night of fun that you won't want to miss.

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The following breweries and food trucks participated at Night of the Living Zoo in 2014

General Admission Area

  • Founders
  • Port City
  • Lagunitas
  • Potters Cider
  • Champion

VIP Area

  • Port city

Food Trucks
Food is available for purchase from amazing on site food trucks. Not all of the food trucks accept credit cards. ATMs are located at the Visitor Center and inside the Mane Grill. Don't miss these exciting participants:

  • Big Cheese
  • DC Slices
  • DC Empanadas
  • Tasty Kabob
  • Sodexo

We encourage you to drink responsibly and take public transportation. The Zoo's Connecticut Avenue entrance is between the Red Line's Cleveland Park and Woodley Park Metro stops. Parking available for a fee.

Parking Rate

The standard rate of $22 will be charged for parking.


To visit the Zoo by Metro, take the Red Line to the Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan stop or the Cleveland Park stop. The Zoo entrance lies halfway between these stops, and both are a short walk from the Zoo.
 Get details about taking Metro to the Zoo

  • After-hours access to the Small Mammal House, Great Ape House, and Reptile Discovery Center
  • Live entertainment by the award winning troupe of performance artists Cheeky Monkey Sideshow
  • Costume contest at 8:30 p.m. with prizes for the most creative costumes
  • Airbrush tattoo artist providing temporary tattoos
  • Live entertainment
  • Carousel rides for $2 per ride

You must be at least 21 years old to attend this event. A valid ID is required for admission. Tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable, and non-replaceable. This is an adults-only event. Babies and children will not be admitted. Please drink responsibly. Smoking is not permitted at the Zoo. Night of the Living Zoo will be held rain or shine.

Companies interested in sponsoring the event will receive valuable benefits ranging from logo ID on event and advertising materials to onsite signage and complimentary tickets. For more information, call  202.633.3026 or email Pam Bucklinger.

Can I see animals at the event?

There will be after-hours access to the Small Mammal House, Great Ape House, Reptile Discovery Center and Think Tank. Also, the lions and tigers will be out in the Great Cats exhibit.

*Please remember the welfare of the animal is our priority, so animal demonstrations may be canceled if it is in the best interest of the animal.

Will food be available?

Yes, food, beer, and wine, will be available for purchase. There will be a several food trucks as well as food carts. Credit cards are accepted at many, but not all of the food trucks. ATMs are located inside the Zoo at the Visitor Center and Mane Restaurant.

Where is the event located in the Zoo?

Night of the Living Zoo will be located in the middle portion of the Zoo between Small Mammal House and the Carousel. The Small Mammal House is about a 10 minute walk from the top of the zoo. There will be one registration location by the Small Mammal House.
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