Boo at the Zoo — Halloween Spooktacular
Make plans to join us for 12 wild nights of family fun!
Advance Tickets: $9 Riverbanks members, $11 general public, and children younger than 2 free.
Tickets are limited and should be purchased in advance. If tickets remain on any night of the event, they will be sold for $13 at the gate.
Tickets go on sale September 1.
- Trick-or-Treat through the Zoo (Bring your own reusable bag or container.)
- Marshmallow Roast (requires an additional charge)
- Frankenstein’s Foam Zone
- Haunted Carousel (requires an additional charge of $2)
- Spooky Safari
- Spooky Spots & Stripes Railroad (requires an additional charge of $2)
- Mummy’s Eeky Freaky Dance Party
While you may spot a few night owls during Boo at the Zoo, most of our residents will be off-exhibit to catch some zzz’s.
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Questions? View our Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for a possible answer.
Will the animals be out during Boo at the Zoo?
Most exhibits will be closed so the animals can get their rest.
Do kids have to wear costumes?
Kids ages 12 and under are encouraged to wear costumes but it is not a requirement.
Can adults wear costumes?
Adults may wear costumes but we ask that they be family friendly (not scary). And because this event is geared toward families with young children, adults ages 18 and older may not wear masks that cover the face.
Can adults trick-or-treat?
Trick-or-treating is reserved for kids ages 12 and younger, so adults cannot trick-or-treat.
Will unlimited rides and attractions wristbands be available for purchase during Boo at the Zoo?
No. Unlimited rides and attractions wristbands will not be sold at Boo.
Will unlimited rides and attractions be available for Explorer members during Boo at the Zoo?
No. Explorer members are only eligible for unlimited rides and attractions during regular, daytime visits.
Are we limited to one visit at each station along Trick-or-Treat Trail?
While there are no official limits to the number of times you can visit a station along Trick-or-Treat Trail, we ask that guests who already received treats from a station to go to the end of the line before visiting the same station again.
Should children bring their own trick-or-treat bags?
Children are encouraged to help Riverbanks go green by bringing their own reusable bag or container.
Why do we have to pre-order Boo at the Zoo tickets?
An advance ticket purchase policy has been implemented to create a more positive guest experience and safer environment for the families who attend Boo at the Zoo. Long lines and traffic congestion have become an issue in the past, and Riverbanks is committed to making your Boo at the Zoo experience the best possible.
What happens if I pre-ordered my Boo at the Zoo tickets and it’s pouring down rain?
Boo at the Zoo will take place rain or shine. In the event the Zoo closes due to inclement weather, a message will be posted on the Riverbanks Web site no later than 4:00pm and we will honor your pre-paid ticket on a different night.