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THE ZOO WILL CLOSE AT 3 P.M. (EXIT BY 4 P.M.) FOR BOO AT THE ZOO
Boo at the Zoo is a rain or shine event. No refunds or exchanges. - Learn More
Boo at the Zoo
October 1 – 30, 2020 (Thursdays through Sundays) Party starts at 5 p.m. Route closes at 10 p.m. Special Tickets Required for all Guests ages 3+
NEW PARTY, NEW NAME!
Special Ticket Required. A Louisville tradition for over 35 years, Halloween transforms your Zoo into a living storybook, complete with some of your favorite characters brought to life, fun music and a safe place for trick-or-treating for kids 11 and under. This year, we’re celebrating with a new party experience designed to give you all the kooky you love with none of the spooky.
ALL THE FUN FOR ONE GREAT PRICE
Enjoy a spin on the Spooktacular Carousel.
Get up close to REAL creepy crawlies at the walk-through, free-crawling “not-so-itsy-bitsy” Spider House.
Hear the legendary tale of the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow
All included with your party admission!
Our reduced nightly capacity eliminates the scary traffic delays when arriving for the party. Parking is easy and convenient in the Zoo’s lot and FREE for party guests!
A SAFE TRICK-OR-TREATING EXPERIENCE
Get your same sweet treats with fewer stops along the way. To help provide social distancing and to reduce contact, there will be a limited number of treat booths throughout the Zoo. This year, rather than receiving one treat per booth, kids 11 and under will receive a pre-packaged goodie bag with multiple treats at each station! Treats will be handed out by Zoo staff members.
All staff members undergo a daily health screening and will be wearing masks throughout the party. Staff distributing treats will also be wearing gloves. In an abundance of caution and to help prevent the spread of Covid-19, crowd size at Boo at the Zoo will be reduced.
RESERVE TICKETS BELOW
Tickets and reservation are valid for date and time listed on the ticket only.
Face masks are required for guests ages 5 years and older. Boo at the Zoo is rain or shine, no refunds or exchanges. To help us manage reduced capacity, all tickets must be purchased in advance on the Zoo’s website. Make sure your email is correct to receive your tickets.
THINGS TO DO
This party gets bigger and better around every turn! Take a photo with your favorite princess or superhero. Encounter the Headless Horseman. Take a spin on the Spooktacular Carousel. Hang out with ACTUAL spiders!
Face masks are required for all guests ages 5 and older. Costumes are welcomed but not required. Costume Guidelines: Adults may wear costumes, but we ask that they be family friendly (not scary please). Since this event caters to small children, adults may NOT wear masksthat cover the ENTIRE face.
TICKET PURCHASING TIPS
More information for members and non-members on how to purchase tickets in our webstore.
You must purchase your tickets online in advance. Don’t forget to print your tickets before you head to the Zoo or have your email ready on your phone when checking in. Each barcode is only redeemable for one admission.
Don’t forget to bring a treat bag or purchase a reusable bag at the Gift Shop for $2.
5 – 6:30 p.m. is our most popular party time. You may want to consider attending later in the evening to enjoy the twinkle lights, lanterns, carved lit pumpkins and the glowing atmosphere of the Zoo at dusk!
If you’re looking for a safe place to trick-or-treat with little ones with allergies, join us on our special Allergy-Friendly Night on Thursday, Oct. 22.
Wear comfy shoes. The trick-or-treat trail features 20 treat booths along a route that is approximately 1.3 miles long or around 3,330 steps!
While we encourage you to come in costume, remember we are a family-friendly party. Adults cannot wear full face masks.
The trick-or-treating route goes one way and guests are permitted to complete one loop only.
This special night will feature peanut-free treat booths and added non-food treats like stickers, tattoos, pencils and more. Children with allergies can request a non-food treat bag at each of our booths.
This popular FUNdraiser provides critical support every year to the Zoo’s animal care programs, botanical garden, visitor experiences and conservation education. Thank you — you help make it possible!