It’s that magical time of year when Colorado Springs transforms into a canvas of vibrant colors and spooky activities for all ages!

Colorado Springs, nestled against the majestic backdrop of Pikes Peak, offers a bewitching playground for kids during the Halloween season.

With all these fun things to do for families, it can be hard to choose which one—but don’t worry, we’ve compiled a list of the most popular ones happening in the Colorado Springs area this year. Put away those jackets, get your favorite costume, and get ready for some fall adventures; check them out below:

For more 2023 Halloween fun in Colorado, take a look at these awesome events in the neighboring cities:
2023 Halloween Events for Kids in Denver
2023 Halloween Events for Kids in Boulder
2023 Halloween Events for Kids in Fort Collins

Where: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Dates: A.October 20-22, 27-28, 31. 4 PM- 8:30 PM

Boo at the Zoo is a unique way for families to trick-or-treat and enjoy Halloween festivities.

Get your costume ready, bring your trick-or-treat bag, and get ready for the “wildest” Halloween event in town!

Where: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Hours: All Things Orange in October: October 14, 20, 26. 9-10 AM | Spooky Skeletons Special Holiday Edition: October 28 & 31. 9 – 10:30 AM | Nocturnal November: November 10, 18, 30. 9-10 AM

Stroller safaris are informal exploratory experiences in which toddlers and their caregivers use all five of their senses to connect with nature and animals. There’s a different theme for each session!

Where: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Hours: October 27, 9 AM- 12 PM

The Zoo will be the classroom for kids in grades 1–5 and 6–8.

October’s program will give kids a chillingly good time as they learn the best tricks and treats from scavengers. Scavengers may seem scary, but these misunderstood animals are some of the most important in the animal kingdom. Kids in grades 1–5 and 6–8 will enjoy experiential learning through hands-on engagement.

Where: Buell Children’s Museum
Hours: Until November 4.

This fall, Buell’s exhibit will break down into three separate parts: Dia de los Angelitos, Field to Farm, and Pete the Cat.

Dia de los Angelitos will honor the memory of loved ones. Families will discover and learn this tradition to celebrate their loved ones, so they will be remembered forever!

Field to farm will dig into learning about where food comes from. There will be interactive exhibits such as picking your veggies, running a farm stand, and more!

Pete the Cat comes to Pueblo! Check out the museum’s version of Pete’s cardboard submarine from Pete the Cat’s Groovy Imagination, color in Pete’s famous white shoe, and take pictures with Pete!

Where: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Hours: Themes vary for each program. October and November. Hours vary.

These small-group programs foster connections with nature, the outdoors, and each other.

Outdoor school classes may occur on zoo grounds or off-site in other nature-based environments as humans. Kids can enjoy the fall with these outdoor educational programs!

Where:Play Street Museum
Hours: October 28, 9 AM- 10:30 AM

Grab a spot and join PSM for a pumpkin spice breakfast and playtime!

In addition to lots of playtime and some of kids’ favorite Halloween activities, kids can enjoy a yummy Halloween-themed donut breakfast. Don’t forget to dress your kids in their favorite Halloween costumes!

Where: Space Foundation Discovery Center
Hours: October 28, 10 AM- 4 PM

This Halloween, kids can join Space Foundation Discovery Center’s Halloween celebration and enjoy the SPOOKY gallery decorated for Halloween and a special Halloween scavenger hunt.

Where:Pueblo Zoo
Hours: October 28, 10 AM- 3 PM

Zoo Boo is back at Pueblo Zoo!

There will be trick-or-treating at sponsor booths, costume parades and contests, ghoulicious candy, spooky crafts, and games, plus more!

Where:Space Foundation Discovery Center
Hours: October 28, 10 AM- 4 PM

During Cool Science, kids will create some Halloween science—fog bubbles, spooky vibrations, Witches’ Brew, alien eyeballs, creepy slime, and glowing worms.

Kids will enjoy spooky activities and learn the science behind some of the theatrical features performed this time of year.

Where: Play Street Museum
Hours: October 28, 2 PM- 3:30 PM

During Monster Mash and Exploration, in addition to playtime, kiddos in their Halloween costumes will enjoy making their monster cardboard creation with MakeDo Scrus to take home.

Additionally, each child will also receive their own Mini MakeDo Scrus kit!

Where: Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Hours: October 29, 4 PM- 6 PM

Join the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center as the staff passes out meat filled with pumpkins to all the wolves.

You will also enjoy a bonfire and refreshments!

Where: Play Street Museum
Hours: October 29, 2 PM- 3 PM

Each child will leave with the glow slime they made on their own! Kids can be dressed in their favorite Halloween costumes!

Where: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Hours: November 20-22. 9 AM- 4 PM

Colorado Springs is home to legendary animals, not just those at the zoo!

During these Fall Break Day Camps, kids will discover what special skills Rocky Mountain wildlife needs to survive. Then learn their own set of outdoor protection skills so they can be a local legend too!

Where: Play Street Museum
Hours: November 18, 4:30 PM- 6 PM

During Turkey Paint & Play, in addition to playtime, kids will get to paint their little gobbler canvas to take home!

Where: Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Hours: November 23, 9 AM- 11 AM

For the annual Thanksgiving, the staff at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center will be feeding the wolf, coyote, and fox families. Watch them enjoy their turkey dinners!