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 in a safe environment.

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Highlights of Boo at the Zoo

BOO Animal Happenings

Check back closer to the event for details.

Nightly BOOtastic Animal Meet & Greets

NEW animals every 45 minutes PLUS an animal artifact station.
4:15 p.m., 5 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m.


Encounter Loft animal ambassadors until 8:30 p.m.


  • 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),
  • Boo carousel – $2 per person per ride (across from Grizzly Grill),
  • Pirates Cove(Australia Walkabout),
  • Lighted Pumpkin Patch(My Big Backyard),
  • Sky Ride – $3 if purchased with BOO admission tickets at gate (be in line by 7:30 p.m.),
  • Select animal exhibits are open, including giraffe, African lions, elephant barn, Monkey Pavilion, Scutes Family Gallery, Australia Walkabout, The Loft and the Goat Experience.


On-site parking is limited and is not guaranteed with advance ticket purchase.
If the Zoo’s parking lot is full, follow the signs to our free off-site shuttle parking lot.

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 restricted for costumes.

Trick-or-treat bags

Support the Zoo’s efforts to reduce waste by bringing your own trick-or-treat bags!

Costs & Discounts

Check back closer to the event for online ticket sales.

Ticket Details

  • Day-of tickets will be available to purchase online until 2 p.m. After that, tickets will be available at the gate ONLY if not sold out in advance.
  • Ticket prices increase by $5 each at the gate.
  • All discounted tickets will not be honored at the gate without proper identification. One discount per purchase; discounts cannot be combined.

*For details about purchasing discounted BOO Member tickets, see the CMZoo Member area below.

**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.

***Seniors must bring 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. 20 can be refunded through Oct. 6 only.)

Questions regarding tickets: 719-633-9925 x0


– You won’t be able to renew your Membership during the nights of Boo at the Zoo at the gate.
– To renew online now, visit our Membership page.
– Membership will be validated at the gate to confirm eligibility for member discount.

PURCHASE BOO MEMBER TICKETS – if you’re registered online as a member:

  • Simply login to the member portal HERE.
  • The member discount will appear in the final shopping cart, once your tickets have been chosen.

PURCHASE BOO MEMBER TICKETS – If you are having trouble logging in:

  • You can choose the ‘forgot my password’ option and the email you registered with, and you will receive a link to reset the password for login.
  • If you do not receive a reset email, you likely haven’t yet registered as a member. You can do that before purchasing your Boo tickets to receive your discount. Find the sign-in/register button at the top right-hand corner.
  • If you cannot remember the email you registered with, please email [email protected], and we will be happy to send you that information.

Who qualifies for the member rate during Boo?

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 719-424-7815 and/or 719-424-7830 or email [email protected].

Volunteers Needed!

Curious about volunteering for Boo at the Zoo? Visit Boo at the Zoo Volunteer FAQs.
For further information, email [email protected] with the subject line, “Boo at the Zoo Volunteer Question.”

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].


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