Know Before You Go
ANIMALS YOU'LL SEE
Most animals will be in bed by the time the event starts, but a few favorites like to stay up late: Andean bears (till 6:30pm), Shell Station (till 7:30pm), antelope/zebra/ostrich on Africa Field (till 8:30pm) and flamingos (till 8:30pm).
TRICK OR TREATING
Boo at the Zoo is designed to create special memories for your family, not necessarily to bring home the biggest haul of candy. Kids can expect to visit about a dozen treat stations, collecting 1-2 pieces of candy at each. Please note, trick-or-treating is intended for children only.
Beat the Crowds
The last weekend of Boo at the Zoo is certainly the busiest. Regardless of which day you come, arrive early! Gates will open at 5 p.m.
Plan for the weather
Boo at the Zoo is rain or shine. In the event of rain, some activities may be delayed or cancelled.
Food & Drink
There will be food and beverage available for purchase during the event, but you are welcome to bring in outside food and drink.
THE SCARE FACTOR
After dark, some areas may be scary for young children. Your event guide (available upon entry) will provide more guidance.
ADULT COSTUMES - Be Merry, Not Scary
Adults are welcome to dress for the occasion. However, we do not permit adults to wear masks, clown outfits or scary costumes. All other costumes are up to Zoo security's discretion.