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Boo At The Zoo

Oct. 22-25, 2020
5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Boo At The Zoo

It’s time to “get your Spook On” at the Milwaukee County Zoo with “Boo at the Zoo,” this year as a new drive-thru “merry not scary” adventure! Advance online reservations are required for “Boo at the Zoo Drive-Thru,” beginning Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 8 a.m. at shop.milwaukeezoo.org/#/SpecialEvents. Boo at the Zoo runs Thursday, Oct. 22 through Sunday, Oct. 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

From the comfort of your vehicle, you’ll ride on Zoo pathways (a FIRST in the history of Zoo events!) and take in a variety of Halloween-themed areas, carved pumpkins and illuminated light shows! The ride is specially designed for kids of all ages, AND kids at heart.

The 30-minute, 1.5-mile Halloween ride travels on wide and winding pathways through the Zoo. (For safety purposes, animals are not viewable during these evenings.)

Concession stops will be available along the way to purchase snacks and treats. Merchandise areas will be available to purchase a favorite memento from the first Boo at the Zoo Drive-Thru.

Boo at the Zoo Drive-Thru Admission:

Boo At The Zoo
General Visitors: $55 per carload
Zoo Pass Holders: $50 per carload


A carload is the number of people not exceeding the number of seatbelts in the vehicle. Vehicle size is limited to 20-feet in length and 6.5-feet wide. Maximum height for vehicles is 6.5 feet. Motorized vehicles only; bicycles are not permitted.

Advance tickets are available online only and cannot be purchased at the Zoo. Vehicles will be admitted into the Zoo at the specified time, in 30-minute intervals. Entries are allowed only at the purchased time; last car admittance for the evening is 9 p.m. Tickets are non-transferrable and non-refundable.

After much careful thought and consideration, the re-imagined Boo at the Zoo Drive-Thru offers visitors a socially responsible event option. The safety of our visitors, staff and animals continues to be the top priority. Boo at the Zoo serves as a fundraiser for the Milwaukee County Zoo, and as direct support to the 2,000+ animals in our care.

The Zoo is proud to offer this community event that all visitors can enjoy from the safety of their own cars. For further details, including mask requirements during the event and a list of Frequently Asked Questions, click here.

For any additional questions, please call the Zoo at 414.256.5466.

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