Zoo BOO!

Presented by Chase
Sat., Oct. 29, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sun., Oct. 30, 10:00am - 4:00pm

It's the spookiest time of the year!

Come celebrate Halloween and the fall season with the Zoo’s 39th annual Zoo BOO! festival. There will be games, prizes, contests, live entertainment, and free trick-or-treating! PLUS this year—honk, honk, toot, toot, a variety of BGE “electric” trucks will be “on exhibit” at our Shuttle Stop in Schaefer Plaza.

What to expect

  • Guests (especially the young ones) are encouraged to wear costumes to Zoo BOO!
  • Two inflatables (weather permitting) and two kids crafting stations (while supplies last)
  • Two entertainers daily and a free not-so-spooky hay maze presented by Stifel
  • Carnival games, sand art, and face painting will be available for a small additional fee
  • BGE electric vehicles (with the opportunity to touch and go inside them) and free giveaways


  • 10:00 – 4:00 Education Stations throughout the Zoo
  • 10:30 – 11:00 – Performance by Silly Goose and Val
  • 10:30 – Chimpanzee Halloween enrichment at Chimp Forest
  • 10:30 – Farm animal Halloween enrichment at the Farmyard
  • 11:00 – 12:00 Owl Pellets Experiment inside Penguin Coast
  • 11:30 – Costume Contest presented by Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital
  • 11:30 – Elephant Pumpkin Smash at the elephant habitat
  • 12:00 – 1:00 Giraffe Spit Experiment inside Penguin Coast
  • 1:00 – Spooky Scary Puppet Show
  • 1:00 – 2:00 Elephant Toothpaste Experiment inside Penguin Coast
  • 1:30 – Magic show featuring Adam Stone (Saturday) or Ben Corey (Sunday)
  • 2:30 – Costume Contest presented by Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital
  • 3:30 – Presentation by Dino Don (Saturday)

This event is FREE with Zoo admission or membership. Advanced reservations not required!