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Open Today: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. (Halloween Trick-or-Treat Spooktacular) Complete Hours
 

Frequently Asked Questions About
Halloween Events at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo
October 17 & 18, 2014

Should my child wear a costume? Can adults wear costumes?
Costumes are encouraged but are not required! Adults may also wear costumes but we ask that they be family-friendly and that they do not wear masks that cover the face.

Is there Trick or Treating for this event?
No, but it is offered at Halloween Spooktacular on October 24th and 25th.  

Is this event family friendly?
This event is geared towards young children and families. Decorations include scarecrows, hundreds of carved pumpkins and a barely-scary cemetery.

Are the attractions open?
The train (Adults $2.50 Child $1.50) and carousel ($2) are open from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., weather permitting. 

What animals can we see?
The following buildings are open for this event: Apes of Africa, Primates of the World, Aquatic & Reptile Center, Small Mammals and Big Cats. For their health and safety, outdoor animals are not on exhibit.

Does the Zoo close and then reopen?
Yes, the Zoo closes at its regularly scheduled time of 4:30 p.m. (gates close at 3:45 p.m.). The Zoo reopens at 6 p.m.

What time do the admission gates open?
Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

Are the concession stands open?
Yes, the concessions stands are open for this event.

Halloween Spooktacular
October 24 & 25, 2014

Should my child wear a costume? Can adults wear costumes?
Costumes are encouraged but they are not required! Costumes are not required to go trick or treating. Adults may also wear costumes but we ask that they be family-friendly and that they do not wear masks that cover the face.

Is there Trick or Treating for this event?
Yes, there are 10 different treat stops located throughout the Zoo.

Is this event family friendly?
This event is geared towards young children and families. Decorations include scarecrows, hundreds of carved pumpkins and a barely-scary cemetery.

What animals can we see?
The following buildings are open for this event on October 24 and October 25 from 6-9 p.m.: Apes of Africa, Primates of the World, Aquatic & Reptile Center, Small Mammals and Big Cat Country. For their health and safety, outdoor animals are not on exhibit at this time. On October 25th from 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. all animals and animal buildings are open for viewing.

What time do the admission gates open?
Gates open at 5:45 p.m. on October 24th and at 9 a.m. on October 25th.

Does the Zoo close and then reopen?
The Zoo will close at its regularly scheduled time of 4:30 p.m. (gates close at 3:45 p.m.) and reopens at 6 p.m. on Friday, October 24th. The Zoo will remain open continuously from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, October 25th.

Are the concession stands open?
Yes, the concessions stands are open for this event.