Come See the Original Creatures of the Night.

Don your costume, bring your trick-or-treat bag and get ready for the “wildest” Halloween event in town! Boo at the Zoo is a unique way for families to trick-or-treat and enjoy Halloween festivities, and COVID-19 precautions will be in place.

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Highlights of Boo at the Zoo

ACTIVITIES include:

  • Haunted House – ages 6 and up, strobe lights in use (Lodge at Moose Lake),
  • Spooky Graveyard(Scutes Family Gallery),
  • Trick-or-treat at Spooky Treat Stations (throughout the Boo at the Zoo path),
  • Pirate’s Cove(Australia Walkabout),
  • Lighted Pumpkin Patch(My Big Backyard),
  • Photo Opportunities – If you’ve got it, haunt it! Perfect selfie spots are everywhere at Boo at the Zoo. See if you can find our special year-specific banners and tag your posts: #BOOCMZOO
  • Sky Ride – $3 at Sky Ride ticket booth (be in line by 7:30 p.m., last ride at 8 p.m.),
  • Giraffe and Budgie feeding (be in line for giraffe feeding by 8 p.m.) In order to accommodate the maximum number of guests with our limited building capacity, your time in the giraffe building will be limited.

Select animal exhibits are open, including

African Rift Valley giraffe building (be in line by 8 p.m.) In order to accommodate the maximum number of guests with our limited building capacity, your time in the giraffe building will be limited.
African lions
Australia Walkabout
Encounter Africa elephant/rhino barn
Goat Experience
The Loft
Scutes Family Gallery
Water’s Edge: Africa


Restaurants open during Boo at the Zoo

– Grizzly Grill
– Pizza with a View
– Elson’s Place
– Cozy Goat (beverages only)


Costume Requirements

For the safety of all guests, costume masks and costume weapons may not be worn by guests 12 years of age or older. Masks worn by guests 11 years of age and younger must have openings that allow the eyes to be seen and that do not obstruct peripheral vision. Balloons are not allowed inside the Zoo (even as part of a costume) for the safety of our animals and wild animals.

Trick-or-treat bags

Support the Zoo’s efforts to reduce waste by bringing your own trick-or-treat bags!
Forget your bag? CMZoo treat bags are available at the admissions booth for $2.


Tickets & Discounts

Watch for ticket information and purchasing to be posted closer to the 2021 event.
Online timed ticketing only; no walk-up tickets available.
– Boo at the Zoo is an all-weather event; snow, rain or shine.

Military Discount

**Military discount is offered to all active duty, veteran and retired military personnel any day of the year. Bring any of the following to validate your discounted tickets purchased online 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 admission.

Senior Discount

***Senior discount – must bring a valid ID showing their age of 65+ to validate their discounted senior tickets at the gate.

Refund Policy:

Online tickets can be refunded or exchanged up to two weeks prior to ticketed event date. (For example, tickets purchased for Oct. 17 can be refunded through Oct. 3 only.)

Questions regarding tickets: 719-633-9925 x0

Treat Station & Sponsor Info

– If you are interested in sponsoring Boo at the Zoo, please contact Jenny Koch 719-424-7814 or email [email protected].
– If you are interested in a Spooky Treat Station at Boo at the Zoo, please contact 719-424-7847 or email [email protected].