Boo at the Zoo

Weekends Only
October 8th – 30th
12:00 to 3:00 PM

Bring your little ghouls and ghosts to our annual Halloween haunt, where the entire zoo is transformed for a kooky, spooky Halloween celebration! Come dressed in your most creative costume and march in our costume parade (2:30 PM at the Bison stage). Adults and dogs* are encouraged to dress up, too! And don’t forget to bring your trick-or-treat bag, as treat and activity stations will be located throughout the zoo. Boo at the Zoo is free to attend with zoo admission.

*Owners must complete an application and purchase tickets before their dog will be permitted to enter the zoo. See information below.


We cannot accept any free zoo admission tickets or coupons for special events, including Boo at the Zoo. All admission tickets for Boo at the Zoo must be timed and dated for the day. Members, including Organizational Membership card holders, do not need to purchase Boo at the Zoo tickets.

Boo at the Zoo is made possible thanks to 


Oct. 12 | 4:00 pm – 6:00 PM

Oct. 27 – 30 | 5:30 pm – 8:30 PM



Dog Applications and tickets are required before visting.

Interested in Volunteering?

We have many volunteer opportunities throughout the fall season to help with our themed events.  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.

Contact Us

1661 Harding Blvd
Norristown, PA 19401
Main Number: 800.652.4143

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