BALTIMORE, MD — It’s a 34-year Baltimore Halloween tradition! On October 27, 28, and 29, The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore will host ZooBOOO! from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm in the Waterfowl Lake Pavilion area. ZooBOOO! includes Baltimore’s safest Halloween trick-or-treating, visits from our Animal Ambassadors, two costume contests each day, carnival games, crafts, a hay maze, family entertainment and much more!

Thanks to our generous sponsors Whole Foods Market, Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, Stifel, Goetze’s Candy, and McDonalds, the event is free for Zoo members and free with paid general Zoo admission. Some activities do require an additional fee.

Whole Foods Market Entertainment Stage Schedule

  • Pam the Kindersinger | 10:30 am show — Friday
  • Silly Goose & Val’s Musical Zoo | 10:30 am show — Saturday and Sunday
  • Mark Lohr — physical comedy for all ages! | 2:00 pm show — Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

ZooBOOO! Costume Contests

  • 11:30 am & 2:30 pm daily. Registration for the first contest closes 11:15 am and 2:15 pm for the second contest.

Throughout Zoo grounds, there will be keeper chats and special animal enrichment activities, including everyone’s favorite – the Elephant Pumpkin Smash! Zoo guests can watch as many animals receive their own fall treats at different times during the ZooBOOO! weekend. Enrichment activities are designed to add variety and stimulation to the daily routines of animals at the Zoo. They also showcase the keepers care and knowledge of the animals, as the treats are specially created for each species.