Boo at the Zoo

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

Tickets are all-inclusive : trick-or-treating, carousel rides, hayrides and more for one price.

Event Details

TICKETS now on sale!

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

Buy tickets!

  • Tickets are required for all guests ages 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 either printed or 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?

Meet the Smurfs! (Oct. 16, 17 & 18 only)

The first weekend of Boo at the Zoo gets it blue on with Papa Smurf and Smurfette. Kids can meet and get a “smurfie” taken with the leader of the Smurf clan Papa Smurf or the attention grabbing Surfette. Smurf both of these famous cartoon friends just inside the entrance to Boo at the Zoo.


Experience a fall festival like no other! Our Festival Field features carnival games, bounce houses, hay maze, carousel, mini-golf, 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 an animal show 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.

Title Sponsor

Sponsored by:

Irwin Entertainment
Golden Flake

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