Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo

Grab your favorite costume and join us for 11 nights of delightfully frightful fun during our annual Halloween tradition, Boo at the Zoo!

Event Dates & Times

   Fri. Oct. 12   |   Sat. Oct. 13   |   Sun. Oct. 14
   Thurs. Oct. 18   |   Fri. Oct. 19   |   Sat. Oct. 20   |   Sun. Oct. 21
   Thurs. Oct. 25   |   Fri. Oct. 26   |   Sat. Oct. 27   |   Sun. Oct. 28
   5-9 p.m. nightly

Festive Fun

Fall Festival Field features carnival games, bounce houses, dance parties, corn pit and more. The Howl-O-Ween Hayride takes riders on a trip through the Zoo’s backroads to discover magical scenes. Trick-or-treat around the Zoo trail and uncover festive palm oil-free treats. Enjoy special animal, science and magic shows. Visit the Frightful Farm to take a Dying Traditions home tour or brave the Haunted Barn.

Ticket Types & Details

Tickets go on sale August 29!

Tickets are required for ALL guests, including kids under 2. Tickets are valid for one-time use only. You MUST bring your ticket to enter the event (tickets can be printed or scanned on a smart phone). Tickets are transferable person-to-person. No refunds or rainchecks.

Flex Ticket
Good for any non-Saturday night!

Zoo Members: $13
Non-members: $16
Children under age 2: Free

Saturday Ticket
Select one Saturday night to attend!

Zoo Members: $14
Non-members: $17
Children under age 2: Free

Should you not be able to attend on your selected Saturday, your ticket will be valid for one use on any remaining non-Saturday event night.

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.

Supported by:

Civil Constructors
Dr. J.J. Wendel Plastic Surgery
Kind Snacks
MetroPCS
The Goddard School

Become a Sponsor

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