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Woodland Park Zoo - Press Release


October 8, 2012


Pumpkin Bash presented by Delta Dental/Washington Dental Service


Gigi Allianic, Caileigh Robertson
206.548.2550 |

Pumpkins for the animals, kid-friendly programs inside Zoomazium, trick-or-treating, and a variety of festive fall activities are in store for Woodland Park Zoo’s popular Pumpkin Bash, Saturday-Sunday October 13-14, 20-21, and 27-28, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.  

Photo Credit: Ryan Hawk/Woodland Park Zoo


Pumpkin Bash presented by Delta Dental/Washington Dental Service commences with pumpkins for the animals, trick-or-treating for kids, and festive entertainment for little goblins and ghosts at Woodland Park Zoo’s popular fall festival.

Pumpkin Bash celebrates fall with a repertoire of animal behavior as hippos, elephants, birds, bears and more crunch, smash or stomp on orange gourds of all sizes; trick-or-treating throughout the zoo; programs in Zoomazium’s indoor, nature play space including crafts and Killer Science.

Halloween-themed treats by Lancer Hospitality will be available for purchase in the Rain Forest Food Pavilion, including cupcakes, gourmet candy apples and cookies.


Photo op: Thursday, Oct. 11
                        Kunekune pigs: 11:00 a.m.
                        Wolves: 11:30 a.m.

Pumpkin Bash takes place Saturday-Sunday, October 13-14, 20-21, and 27-28, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Pumpkins for animals are as noted: 

Jaguar 10:00 a.m.                                  Grizzlies noon (Sat. only)
Siamangs 10:00 a.m. (Sat. only)             Anoa 1:00 p.m.
Lions 10:00 a.m. (Sat. only)                   Gorillas 1:20 p.m.
Lion-tailed macaques 10:00 a.m.            (Sun. only)
(Sun. only)                                            Penguins 1:30 p.m.
Hippos 10:30 a.m.                                 Otters 1:30 p.m. (Sun. only)
Orangutans 10:30 a.m. (Sat. only)          Elephants 2:00 p.m.
Snow leopards 10:30 a.m. (Sun. only)      Lemurs 2:00 p.m.
Ocelots 11:00 a.m.                                Wolves 2:30 p.m. (Sat. only)
Komodo dragons 11:30 a.m.                   Warthogs 2:30 p.m. (Sun. only)


Enter Woodland Park Zoo through the West Entrance at Phinney Ave. N. between N. 55th & N. 56th Sts. or South Entrance at N. 50th St. & Fremont Ave. N.


Pumpkin Bash is free with zoo admission. Admission: Adult (13-64) id="mce_marker"1.75; Child (3-12) $8.50; Toddler (0-2) free. Active and retired U.S. military and their families, seniors and people with physical disabilities receive an admission discount. Zoo members receive free zoo admission year round. Zoo fall/winter hours: 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. daily.

During the days of Pumpkin Bash, one child 12 years and under in costume is admitted FREE with a paid adult. Cannot be combined with any other discount. 

Parking: $5.25. Parking is limited. Consider taking the bus, biking, walking or carpooling. For bus service to the zoo, visit:


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