Slightly spooky Fun for the Whole Family

November 2nd

10:00am – 5:00pm

Now in its 18th year, Boo at the Zoo will run during the day this year!

The SouthCoasts’ favorite fall tradition is back! Dress the kids in their favorite costume and explore 10 trick-or-treat stations while enjoying unlimited rides, free face painting, Halloween-themed animal enrichment, up close personal encounters with the zoo’s animal ambassadors, fall themed crafts and activities for children of all ages, and Halloween decorations at every turn. Families are encouraged to bring their own “trick or treat” bags.  All proceeds from Boo at the Zoo support the Zoo’s educational and family programs.

Costume Contest

If you’ve got it, haunt it! Upon cancelling Baby Boo due to the weather, we have incorporated a modified costume contest into this Saturday’s Boo event! Pick up your number when you first enter the Zoo if you would like to participate and stop by the judges station from 10:30 – 11:30, 12:30 – 1:30, and 2:30 – 3:30 to show of those costumes and take a picture! The winners will be announced at 4:30 at the Zoo and also on our Facebook page. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories with 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners: Best Animal Costume, Most Creative Costume, Cutest Costume, and Best Parent/Child Combination Costume.

Festive Animal Encounters

With Boo at the Zoo running during the daytime, there are even more animals to see and festive halloween themed animal enrichment to enjoy. There will be 14 exciting keeper chats throughout the day, but be sure to check out these extra special and interactive experiences!

Nov. 2nd
10:30 – Make your own treat bags for Bison
11:00 – Animal Ambassador meet and greet
12:00 – Make your own treat bags for the Black Bears
12:30 – Sloth feeding and monkey halloween enrichment
1:30 – Asian Elephant painting demonstration and pumpkin smash
2:00 – Red Panda Halloween enrichment
2:30 – Animal Ambassador meet and greet
3:30 – Harbor Seal training demo with interactive rubber ducky raffle
4:00 – Make your own treat bags for Canada Lynx


Ticket Info:

Zoo Member – $12 adult/ $8 child
Non-member – $18 adult/ $14 child
Children under 2 are free
Rides are included in the price of admission

Click here to become a Zoo Member today and save on BOO AT THE ZOO admission.

Please note: Zoo Members who purchase tickets to Boo at the Zoo will be granted complimentary admission to all other weekend Boo (Baby Boo excluded) activities for the remainder of October.  Buy once and enjoy up to six Boo at the Zoo days!


Purchase your tickets in advance and skip the lines!

Please note – Library passes and reciprocal memberships are not accepted for Boo at the Zoo.


Interested in volunteering? This event relies on the participation of student and adult supporters to make it magical! Applications are available for students (14 years and up) and adult volunteers. If you or someone you know is in need of or would like to gain community service hours, email Heather Potter at or stop by the Zoo to pick up an application.

Thank you to our sponsors! We couldn’t do this without your generosity!
Presenting Sponsor


Candy Sponsor
Scotty’s Auto Sales Inc./Avis Budget of New Bedford


Tremblay’s Bus Co.LLC