Boo at the Zoo Things to Do

Enjoy trick-or-treating for kids 11 and under in a storybook atmosphere! Say hello to Mumpkin the Giant Talking Pumpkin. Meet enchanting princesses, and popular superheroes. Marvel at hundreds of artistically carved and lit pumpkins. Encounter the legendary Headless Horseman. Come join us for a Party that just gets better around every turn!

The Halloween Party is rain or shine. Activities are subject to the cooperation of weather, animals and maintenance.  No refunds or exchanges. While you may catch a glimpse of a few party animals, many of our animal residents will not typically be on exhibit in the evenings so they can rest and maintain their regular schedules. See our Frequently Asked Questions.


Free with Boo at the Zoo admission! Take a spin on the carousel. Festive lighting and music are sure to get you in the Halloween spirit! See our Rider Policy.


Included with Boo at the Zoo admission! Journey back in time to the Sleepy Hollow as you hear the famed tale of Ichabod Crane from one of the town’s guides. Don’t lose your head on this walk-through guided attraction as you spot the legendary Headless Horseman!


Free with Boo at the Zoo admission! Come view the intricate and beautiful webs these beneficial insects weave. This popular 1,000 sq. ft. walk-through, free-crawling, spider house lets you stroll alongside REAL spiders and their webs without any barriers.

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Guests 21 and over can unwind with an ice cold beer or glass of wine. There will be several craft beers on tap to choose from and frozen sangrias available at Bomassa and Wild Burger (additional fees apply). Louisville Zoo members get a 10% discount.


Glow swords, bubble wands, cloth trick-or-treat bags ($2) and more will be available to add to your Halloween fun! Louisville Zoo members get 10% off select items.
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