Boo at the Zoo presented by Meijer ended on Oct. 30, 2021. Thank you to everyone who celebrated with us!

Boo at the Zoo

October 1–3, 7–10, 14–17, 21–24, & 28-30 2021 (Thursdays – Sundays)
Party starts at 5 p.m. Route closes at 10 p.m.
Special Tickets Required for all Guests ages 3+

40 YEARS OF DELIGHTFUL NOT FRIGHTFUL FUN!

Special Ticket Required. A Louisville tradition for over 40 years, Boo at the Zoo, presented by Meijer, 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. We’re celebrating with an all inclusive party experience designed to give you all the kooky you love with none of the spooky. 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!

ALL THE FUN FOR ONE GREAT PRICE

Now all of your favorite Boo at the Zoo attractions are included with your admission! Your party ticket includes:

  • The Spooktacular Carousel
  • Our free-crawling “not-so-itsy-bitsy” Spider House
  • The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow experience

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 multiple treats at each station! 

RESERVE TICKETS BELOW

PRICES

Tickets and reservation are valid for date and time listed on the ticket only.

PRICE TICKET TYPE LINK

Louisville Zoo Member Prices

$6 Member Tickets. 
Available only online
PURCHASE TICKETS
FREE Children 2 and under No Ticket Required

Non-Member Prices

$12.50 Non-member Tickets
Available online only.
PURCHASE TICKETS
FREE Children 2 and Under No Ticket Required

Meijer Anytime Tickets

$10.50 Available starting Sept. 26 at
participating Meijer stores only.
More Information

Boo at the Zoo is rain or shine, no refunds or exchanges. To help manage attendance, all tickets must be purchased in advance on our website. Masks are strongly encouraged for this after-hours event and are required in all indoor areas, including restaurants and restrooms, for age guests 5 and older. Click here for more information about current Covid-19 guidelines.

TICKET PURCHASING TIPS

More information for members and non-members on how to purchase tickets in our webstore.

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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!

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COSTUME GUIDELINES

Costumes are welcomed but not required. 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 costume masks that cover the ENTIRE face.

VIRTUAL COSTUME CONTEST

Join our Virtual Halloween Costume Contest!
Show off your awesome Halloween costumes for 2021 in our Facebook comments. Extra points for animal costumes!

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • 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.
  • 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. 21.
  • 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 may NOT wear costume masks that cover the full face.
  • The trick-or-treating route goes one way and guests are permitted to complete one loop only.

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SUSTAINABILITY TIPS

Candy is a sweet treat but sometimes our treats can cause serious problems in animal habitats. Learn how to make your Halloween more wildlife-friendly with sustainable palm oil candy.

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ALLERGY FRIENDLY

Thursday, Oct. 21
Allergy-Friendly Night

This special night will feature peanut-free treat booths and added non-food treats like stickers, tattoos, pencils and more. Children with allergies will be given a non-food treat at each of our booths.

Meijer Anytime Tickets

Get tickets that are valid for ANY Boo at the Zoo night at a discounted price from Meijer!

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This popular FUNdraiser provides critical support every year to the Zoo’s animal care programs, botanical gardens, visitor experiences and conservation education. Thank you — you help make it possible!

 

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