Boo at the Zoo

October 21, 22, 28, 29

Zoo admissions gate open 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Zoo grounds close at 5 p.m.

Regular Zoo admissions apply


Enchanted Swamp

Formerly known as the Boo Den, the Enchanted Swamp is a new attraction to Boo at the Zoo. Located throughout our Otter Cabin and adjacent boardwalks, guests can let their imaginations run wild as they take in the magically decorated scenery.

Hay Maze

Wander through our merry, not scary hay maze! $1 per person, and proceeds benefit your Zoo! Presented by McDonald's.

Spooky Train Ride

Our Cypress Bayou Railroad is a true Zoo favorite, especially during Boo at the Zoo. Hop the train and travel through Cypress Bayou while spotting some classic Halloween characters along the way. Make sure you keep your eyes peeled around Boudreaux’s Bait Shop! 

EdZooCation Station

Our Wildlife Safari Amphitheatre is transformed for this event into a hands-on animal extravaganza! Don't miss our shows at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Between shows we'll have our volunteers and Zoo Educators available for games and more.


Q: When is Boo at the Zoo?

A: Oct. 21, 22, 28, 29

Q: What are the hours for Boo at the Zoo?

A: Admissions are open 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Zoo grounds close at 5 p.m.

Q: How old do you have to be to trick-or-treat?

A: Treats are for children under the age of 12.

Q: Is parking free?

A: Parking is free, but the parking lot often fills up for Boo at the Zoo. Deputies will assist directing traffic, but please "bear" with us. Cars will be permitted to enter as soon as spots become available. It's best to get there early!

Q: What about parking in nearby neighborhoods?

A: The Zoo does not recommend, encourage or endorse parking or paying to park in neighboring areas. The safest option is to use the Zoo's parking lot.

Q: Is your event scary?

A: Boo at the Zoo is a merry, not scary Halloween event. The Hay Maze, Boo Den and other attractions are not scary and are suitable for young children.

Q: Can we bring our own snacks and beverages?

A: Outside snacks and beverages are not allowed inside the Zoo, but feel free to enjoy your Zoo favorites at our Flamingo Cafe, or try out the Food Court!

Q: Can we bring pets?

A: We're sorry, but no pets allowed. An exception is made for certified service dogs.