Boo at the zoo

Boo Just For You

Join us for a afternoon of trick-or-treating, costumes, and more at Boo Just For You! This sneak preview of our regularly scheduled Boo at the Zoo events is specially geared for our guests with special needs, and their families and caregivers.

This is a great opportunity to experience and enjoy Boo at the Zoo in a more relaxed setting, perfect for those with sensory sensitivity. Kids can walk the zoo and participate in treat stations, animal meet-and-greets, and more! The animal care staff will start to close down for the evening during this time, so kids can also get a firsthand look at what happens with the animals each night!


Friday, October 11 from 4-6pm

Costume Parade: 5:30pm on The Eagle Deck



Non-member: $10.95/person

Members: Free 





*personal care attendants and/or one-on-one aids may enter at no charge. Pre-registration is required.*


In May of 2018, Elmwood Park Zoo became the first zoo to earn a certification as a Certified Autism Center. The designation, given by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), is awarded to organizations that have completed a training and review process with the goal to better serve individuals with autism and other sensory needs.