Boo at the Zoo

Daughter with parents all dressed up for Boo at the Zoo

Come See the Original Creatures of the Night.

It’ll be all treats and no tricks for your little pirates and princesses at this year’s Boo at the Zoo, the region’s most unique Halloween event. Boo at the Zoo is a fun way for families with young children to trick-or-treat and enjoy Halloween festivities in a safe environment, and all of our candy is made with sustainable palm oil to help protect wild orangutans!


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2017 Dates – Open 7 nights!

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 20-21-22
Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Tuesday, October 27-28-29 & 31

Time

4 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – with the last ticket sold at 7:30 p.m.
Support the Zoo’s efforts to reduce waste by bringing your own trick-or-treat bag from home!


 
Please note: The Zoo will close early for day visits at 3 p.m. on all seven Boo at the Zoo evenings, with the last ticket of the day sold at 2 p.m. Guests must exit the Zoo at 3 p.m. Last Sky Ride is at 2:30 p.m. and the Shrine Road closes at 1 p.m. The Zoo will open for Boo at the Zoo at 4 p.m.

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Activities & Shows

African Hornbill animal show during Boo at the Zoo
Don your costume, bring your trick-or-treat bag and
flashlight to the wildest Halloween event in town. It’ll be a frightfully good time!

Animal exhibits close at 8:20 p.m.
Last Sky Ride is at 7:30 p.m.

ACTIVITIES include:

  • Haunted fun house and ghoulish graveyard,
  • trick-or-treat at spooky treat stations,
  • Boo carousel
  • Pirates Cove,
  • Lighted Pumpkin Patch,
  • select animal exhibits are open including: giraffes, Monkey Pavilion, The Loft and Encounter Africa,
  • select animal encounters with shows each evening by education interpreters.

 

Animal Show schedule will be posted in October 2017!

 

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Tickets & Cost

Tickets

Tickets are sold each night of the event at the Zoo only. Please consider carpooling and arriving early. Prepare for a fun and memorable adventure for the kids…and don’t forget to purchase a Boo combo ticket to ride the Mountaineer Sky Ride!

Cost

No passes or other coupons accepted. Advance tickets not available. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Boo at the Zoo is an all-weather event. Refunds are not available.

Boo Pricing

$17.75 for ages 3-64
$12.75 for Zoo members
$15.75 Military and 65+
75¢ for ages 2 and under

Sky Ride – Boo Combo Pricing

$20.75 for ages 3-64
$15.75 for Zoo members
$18.75 Military and 65+
75¢ for ages 2 and under

 

*Military discount is offered to all active duty, veteran and retired military personnel any day of the year. Bring any of the following to qualify for the discount for you and your dependents living in the same household:

  • A valid military / retired military ID
  • A copy of your DD214
  • Your state driver’s license printed with veteran indicator or military identifier
  • Your ID issued by the VA, VFW or American Legion

This discount cannot be combined with other offers. A valid military ID is required upon purchase.

 

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CMZoo Members

Boo Admission Pricing for Members

$12.75 per ticket for each Zoo member

Sky Ride – Boo Combo Pricing for Members

$15.75 per ticket for each Zoo member

Please Note: You won’t be able to renew your Membership during the nights of Boo at the Zoo. To renew online now visit our Membership page.

Who qualifies for the member rate? Anyone who is listed on a current membership can get the Boo at the Zoo Member rate. For an Individual Plus membership, the primary card holder and his/her guest is included; for a Family or Grandparent membership, the one or two primary adults and any children listed on the card are included; for Family Plus and higher, any “Plus” people are included (x1 for Family Plus, x2 for Conservator and higher). Third Adults can also get the member rate if they are listed on the membership. Additional guests who are not included on the membership must pay the non-member rate.

For questions regarding your membership, please call 719-424-7830 or email membership@cmzoo.org.

 

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Volunteer Information

Volunteers in costumes at Boo at the Zoo

Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are crucial to the success and safety of Boo at the Zoo. Positions include passing out candy, delivering candy, directing traffic in parking lot, crossing guards and graveyard zombies. All volunteers must be high school age or older.

Please contact us if you or your group is interested in more details for volunteering. We will not assign specific positions until the evening of the event.

Volunteering Questions? Please email or call edprograms@cmzoo.org or 719-424-7827.
 
 
 

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Sponsor & Treat Station Information

  • If you are interested in sponsoring Boo at the Zoo, please contact Jenny Koch 719-424-7814 or email jkoch@cmzoo.org.
  • If you are interested in a Spooky Treat Station at Boo at the Zoo, please contact 719-424-7847 or email specialevents@cmzoo.org.