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Boo! at the Zoo

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Saturdays and Sundays, October 18-19, 25-26

Little ghosts and goblins of all ages are sure to have a howlin’ good time! Our not-so-scary and fun-filled event has something for the entire family to enjoy:

  • Can you find your way out of the "Crazy Maize" corn maze?
  • Cheer for the pumpkin or cheer on the "Pumpkin Smasher"
  • Take a spin on the "Creepy Cowboy Carousel" *
  • Watch professional pumpkin carver create 1,000 pound jack-o'-lanterns
  • Hop on the "Haunted Hayride" and go behind the scenes for a hauntingly good time *
  • At 1:00 p.m. the popular Costume Parade commences on the North Mall, goes around Roosevelt Fountain and concludes on the West Mall.
  • Participate in the Costume Showcase at 1:30 p.m. Prizes for best animal theme, scariest, most original and best group.
  • Build a scarecrow at the Hamill Family Play Zoo *
  • Great photo ops at several pumpkin patches
  • Watch animals enjoy their very own pumpkins
  • Several not-so-scary Zoo Chats will be scheduled throughout the day

*Additional fees apply