Boo at the Zoo is Back!

Boo at the Zoo is Back!


Now in its 20th year – Boo at the Zoo will satisfy all your fall, Halloween and cool weather cravings.  With campus wide daytime trick-or-treating, there are seven chances to enjoy Boo at the Zoo this year. Want to show off your little ghosts and goblins?  Baby Boo is for you!  Baby Boo is geared towards children 5 and under, but any age is welcome!

Boo at the Zoo

Saturdays & Sundays
October 16, 17, 23, 24, and 30
10:00am – 6:00pm

October 31
10:00am – 2:30pm

Baby Boo

Friday, October 29
9:00am – 2:00pm

Dress the kids in their favorite costume and come explore all that BPZOO has to offer! We’ll provide families with a socially-distanced walk through experience with some twists and turns along the way. Our slightly spooky theme will include mazes, plenty of trick-or-treat stations, free carousel rides, endless photo opportunities including a photo costume contest, Halloween themed animal enrichment, and up-close meet and greets with the Zoo’s Animal Ambassadors. Don’t forget to stop into the Cafe to enjoy festive, fall favorites – who can resist kettle corn and apple cider!

Families are encouraged to bring their own “trick or treat” bags.  All proceeds from Boo at the Zoo support the Zoo’s education and family programs. 

Did you take a photo in front of the Costume Contest backdrop!? Submit your photo by 8:00pm on the day you attended to be entered to win prizes!

We are excited to bring Boo at the Zoo back for the 2021 season! In order to do so, we have implemented measures to encourage social distancing among guests and staff and to protect our animals. By purchasing your event ticket, you agree to:

  • Abide by social distancing rules and do your best to give space between families
  • Wear a face mask whenever indoors – this means masks are required upon entry into the Zoo, to use the restrooms, indoor cafe and the Rainforest building
Are you or your family looking for a unique way to give back to the community?
Boo at the Zoo at Buttonwood Park Zoo is a fun way to volunteer while helping to create slightly spooky memories for thousands of families.
Boo at the Zoo Prices
BPZOO Member: $12 Adult, $8 Child
Non-member: $17 Adult, $13 Child
Under 2 is free
We strongly encourage purchasing your tickets online in advance. Entry is limited each hour and we cannot guarantee that tickets will be available at the door.
Baby Boo Prices
BPZOO Member: $10 Adult, $5 Child
Non-member: $15 Adult, $10 Child
Under 2 is free

Thank you to our Sensationally Spooky Sponsor:

Thank you to our Frightfully Fantastic Sponsor:

Thank you to our Trick or Treat Sponsors:

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We can’t wait to see everybody this year at Boo!

Toe Jam Puppet Band

Toe Jam Puppet Band

Sing and Dance with Toe Jam Puppet Band!

Rockin’ band for KIDS and their grown-ups, enjoy Toe Jam Puppet Band every Monday (weather permitting) at the Buttonwood Park Zoo!

Toe Jam will occupy Charlie’s Nature Play for two 45 minute shows at 10:00am and 11:30am – outside, weather permitting. The cost is $10/family after admission.

Nature Play will be closed to general visitors from 9:00 – 12:30.

Do you visit us two or three times a year!?

Then you need a BPZOO Membership!