Take your kid trick-or-treating near lions and elephants at this year’s HallZOOween, weekends through October.
Even if you don’t come dressed in costume, you can get your face painted in the zoo’s very own Beauty Shop of Horrors.
After you finish collecting candy, attend a Halloween animal meet-and-greet and watch animals play with pumpkins. Or take the Hogwarts Express through the park.
Noon-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Through October. Free with admission. Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Avondale, 513-281-4700, cincinnatizoo.org.