Boo at the Zoo

Nashville’s littlest ghosts and goblins are invited to don their favorite costume for Boo at the Zoo, presented by The Children’s Hospital at Centennial. Join us for 10 nights (5-9 pm) of delightfully frightful fun during our annual Halloween tradition!

Tickets are include : trick-or-treating, carousel rides, hayrides and more. Additional fees apply for Soaring Eagle zip line* and concessions.

*Unlimited Ride Pass holders will be able to enjoy free rides during the event.


Event Details

TICKETS on sale September 1!

Zoo Members: $12   |   Non-members: $15
Children under age 2: Free

Buy tickets!

  • Tickets are required for ALL guests, including tots under 2
  • Each ticket admits one person for one night of the event (any date)
  • You MUST bring your ticket to enter the event (tickets can be printed or shown on a smart phone)
  • Tickets are transferable. You can give your tickets to someone else; you do not need to notify us.

What merry adventures await you this year?


Experience a fall festival like no other! Our Festival Field features carnival games, bounce houses, dance parties, carousel, corn pit and more. Don’t miss the Howl-O-Ween Hayride, which takes riders on a trip through the Zoo’s backroads to uncover magical scenes, festive friends and a stop through our famous Bubble Tunnel.

Story Tail Treat Trail

Take a walk around Zoo trail and uncover festive treats around every corner. Our candy selection is palm oil-free and includes favorites like M&M’s, Sweet Tarts, Skittles and more.

Enchanted Village

Get your picture taken with a princess, meet our talking pumpkin and enjoy animal shows and other entertainment at this special interactive area.

Frightful Farm

Designed for the super brave, spooky tales and scary surprises await. Take a Dying Traditions home tour and learn superstitions of the Victorian Age or visit the Haunted Barn and brave the zombies that have taken over.


It takes many volunteers to make Boo at the Zoo happen. If you have questions about volunteering, email

Sign up to volunteer

Become a Sponsor

Interested in having your company involved with Boo at the Zoo? Email to learn about our corporate package.

Presenting Sponsor


Sponsored by:

Golden Flake Snack Foods