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Pumpkin Palooza

Pumpkin Palooza

Event Dates
Sat, Oct 12 2024, 9am - 5pm
Sun, Oct 13 2024, 9am - 5pm

Pumpkin Palooza at the North Carolina Zoo, Oct 12 & 13, 2024 

A Smashing Good Time!

Pumpkin Palooza is a fall tradition at the North Carolina Zoo where animals get tasty pumpkins for enrichment. Guests can enjoy watching the animals from around the Zoo pound, stomp, crush, and eat pumpkins.

Pumpkin Palooza is included with general admission and will be held October 12-13, 2024. Check the website in October for habitat locations and pumpkin feeding times.

Saturday 10/12:

10:00 Black bears

11:00 Grizzly bear

11:30 Gorillas

1:30 Red River Hogs

2:00 Baboons

2:00 Otters

3:00 Watani Grasslands

Sunday 10/13:

10:00 Elephant (South)

11:00 Prairie habitat animals

11:00 Ocelot & Sand cat

1:30 Arctic Foxes & Polar Bear

2:30 Lemurs

3:00 Chimpanzees