Utah’s Hogle Zoo celebrates Día de Los Muertos and Monarch butterflies with $5 admission

Oct 17, 2022, 9:38 AM
Utah's Hogle Zoo posted a Twitter thread about its water conservation efforts after ranking as one ...
Utah's Hogle Zoo has special events through Oct. (File photo)
(File photo)

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s Hogle Zoo is offering a special ticket price in celebration of Día de los Muertos and the return of the Monarch butterflies. Visit on Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. to receive a discounted price of $5 online and $7 in-person at the gate.

This event is separate from BooLights which begins at 6:30 p.m. The Día de Los Muertos event will continue the celebration at the regular admission price through 9 p.m.

The $5 fee includes traditional Día de Los Muertos activities throughout the day.  The day’s activities will be animal-centered, including an ofrenda, an altar honoring beloved passed zoo animals, keeper chats with animals from Central America and crafts that feature the Monarch butterflies, a symbol of the souls of ancestors visiting during the holiday.

(Hogle Zoo)

Additional October events

  • BooLights runs Oct. 12-29; 6:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m (excluding Oct. 19). BooLights includes Halloween-themed light displays, scavenger hunts of “not-so-spooky” animal facts, carousel rides,face painting, and a maze. Admission is $16.95 for adults, or $13.95 for children 3-17. Children 2 and younger are free.
  • BrewLights is a one-night-only event for adults 21 years and older. Hogle Zoo calls this event: “Halloween-themed event filled with beers, cheers, and fears.” The zoo donates a portion of the night’s proceeds go to saving the local Boreal Toad populations and habitats.

More about these events and to purchase tickets, visit


Today’s Top Stories

Salt Lake City

Great Salt Lake State Park and Marina...
Mark Jones

How much will it take to save the Great Salt Lake?

A bipartisan bill was passed in the U.S. Senate aimed at giving funding toward the study of The Great Salt Lake and other saline lakes in the west.
2 days ago
Photo of a SLCPD cruiser...
Devin Oldroyd

SLCPD arrest suspect following “highly coordinated” pursuit

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Following a highly coordinated and long search, the Salt Lake City Police Department safely arrested a 22-year-old suspect. According to a press release, Bhode Smith was booked into the Salt Lake County Metro Jail on charges of Failure to Respond to an Officer’s Signal to Stop, Failure to Stop at […]
3 days ago
Holiday Police Pay-it-Forward event....
Waverly Golden

Salt Lake City Police Department hosts holiday Pay-it-Forward event

Salt Lake City Police Department along with SLC School District paired 50 children with a police officer for a holiday shopping experience.
4 days ago
Ballet West "Nutcracker" battle scene....
Waverly Golden

Ballet West continues longstanding tradition, The Nutcracker

Until Dec. 24, Ballet West will be showing performances of The Nutcracker at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City.
5 days ago
Erin mendenhall and two men are pictured at a podium speaking about crime statistics in salt lake...
Samantha Herrera

Project Safe Neighborhoods successfully lowering crime according to Salt Lake leaders

Crime in Salt Lake City has been the focus of Project Safe Neighborhoods for the past two years. Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall praised the project.
5 days ago
shops along 2100 S...
Hugo Rikard-Bell

Sugar House locals worry 2100 South poses threat to safety and business

As Salt Lake City prepares to rebuild 2100 South, local businesses in Sugar House are asking that safety for foot traffic be a top priority.
6 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Spicy Homemade Loaded Taters Tots...

5 game day snacks for the whole family (with recipes!)

Try these game day snacks to make watching football at home with your family feel like a special occasion. 
Happy joyful smiling casual satisfied woman learning and communicates in sign language online using...

The best tools for Deaf and hard-of-hearing workplace success

Here are some of the best resources to make your workplace work better for Deaf and hard-of-hearing employees.
Team supporters celebrating at a tailgate party...

8 Delicious Tailgate Foods That Require Zero Prep Work

In a hurry? These 8 tailgate foods take zero prep work, so you can fuel up and get back to what matters most: getting hyped for your favorite
christmas decorations candles in glass jars with fir on a old wooden table...
Western Nut Company

12 Mason Jar Gift Ideas for the 12 Days of Christmas [with recipes!]

There are so many clever mason jar gift ideas to give something thoughtful to your neighbors or friends. Read our 12 ideas to make your own!
wide shot of Bear Lake with a person on a stand up paddle board...

Pack your bags! Extended stays at Bear Lake await you

Work from here! Read our tips to prepare for your extended stay, whether at Bear Lake or somewhere else nearby.
young boy with hearing aid...

Accommodations for students who are deaf and hard of hearing

These different types of accommodations for students who are deaf and hard of hearing can help them succeed in school.
Utah’s Hogle Zoo celebrates Día de Los Muertos and Monarch butterflies with $5 admission