Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo returns on Saturday, October 9. Bring the little ones for a fun-filled afternoon for princesses, ghosts and superheroes of all ages. Make sure to bring your trick-or-treat bag, as treat and activity stations will be located throughout the zoo. Come dressed in your creative costume and participate in our costume parade (2:30pm at the bison stage). Adults are encouraged to dress up too!


Boo at the Zoo takes place weekends at Elmwood Park Zoo,
October 9th through October 31st, from 12:00 to 3:00 PM.

Please Note: At this time we cannot accept any free zoo admission tickets or coupons for our special events, including Boo at the Zoo. All general admission tickets for Boo at the Zoo must be timed and dated for the event. Yearly Members and Organizational Memberships do not need to purchase Boo at the Zoo tickets.

Boo at the Zoo is made possible thanks to 

With additional Support From

Boo at the Zoo Vendors


Please note: vendors will vary for each day of the event.

Interested in Volunteering?

We have many volunteer opportunities throughout the fall season to help with our themed events (Boo at the Zoo & Trick-or-Treat Nights).  Volunteering positions include helping guests with crafts, giving out treats, assisting photo opportunities, and many other tasks. If you are interested consider signing up for an afternoon or even several! Everyone who volunteers will be entered into a raffle to win a chance to feed our porcupine Pokey or catch our black vulture Hoover as part of a flight demonstration. Please click the button below to fill out our volunteer application.

Interested in Becoming a Vendor?

Local businesses and organizations are welcome to join us for Boo at the Zoo. Vendors are required to handout palm oil-free candy or one non-food item. All candy must be sealed and individually wrapped. We encourage sponsors to also bring a toddler friendly option, such as pretzels, crackers, or a non-food item for families with younger kids or allergies.