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Boo at the Zoo: Drive-Thru!

Presented by
Prairie Farms Dairy

October 14-17 and 21-24, 2021
5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Boo at the Zoo: Drive-Thru!

Boo is back and better than ever!

Boo at the Zoo: Drive-Thru! Map
Download the Bingo Sheet and Bring to the Event

In 2021, Boo at the Zoo will once again be a re-imagined 1.5-mile drive-thru Halloween experience. Guests will ride on Zoo pathways through themed areas, carved pumpkins, light shows and enjoy Boo at the Zoo all from the comfort of their cars.

WitchNew this year! Guests can trick-or-treat from their vehicles! Tasty treats will be handed-out along the route.

This event is a merry-not-scary ride, appropriate for kids of all ages, and kids at heart.

Advanced, online tickets are required, and available beginning Sept. 15 at 8 a.m.

Boo at the Zoo Drive-Thru is a fundraiser, and guest participation directly supports the Milwaukee County Zoo and the 2,200+ animals in our care.

Here’s the Spooky Scoop:


5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.*
Timed entry every 30 minutes
*Last car admittance is at 9 p.m.


General Admission: $55/carload*
Zoo Pass Members: $50/carload* (discount code is BooPass2021)
*A carload is the number of people which cannot exceed the number of seatbelts.


Available September 15 at 8 a.m.
Advanced, online tickets only. Tickets will not be available at the Zoo.
Tickets are nonrefundable and not transferable to a different day or time.
Because of the nature of this experience, entry is only at the purchased time.

Vehicle Info

What is permitted: Vehicles that are limited to 20 feet in length x 8 feet high. Motorized vehicles only (i.e. no bikes). Motorcycles are allowed.

What is not permitted: Bikes, RV’s, busses, and vehicles exceeding the size limit

Eerie Event Info:

What's Included

LightsAbout a 30-minute/1.5-mile merry-not-scary Halloween ride. Guests will ride through themed areas, carved pumpkins, a trick-or-treat trail and light shows. Food stops will be available to purchase snacks and treats.

How Long Is It?

A 1.5-mile route throughout the Zoo grounds- you’ll be driving on the pathways; 30-minute ride


Food and merchandise will be available for purchase in designated areas.


Bring your treat bags for a trick-or-treat experience from your vehicle!

Frightful Final Info:

General Info

Animals are not viewable during these evenings.
Restrooms will be open for emergency use only.

Face Mask Requirements

Face masks are required if emergency use of the bathroom is necessary.

Tickets FAQs:

How do I purchase tickets?

Tickets are only available online, beginning September 15 at 8 a.m.

Are tickets available at the Zoo on the night of the event?

Tickets are not available at the Zoo. Tickets must be purchased here.

Can I switch my tickets to a different day or time?Cemetery

Boo at the Zoo tickets are not refundable or transferable to a different day or time. Because this is a timed event, please arrive at your reserved time only.

What if it rains?

Boo at the Zoo takes place rain or shine.

Do Zoo Pass members receive a discount?

Yes, Zoo Pass Members receive a discount, enter BooPass2021.

Can we go through the route more than once?

Tickets are for one Boo at the Zoo: Drive-Thru! experience.

Can we ride in the bed of a pickup truck?

No. All guests must comply with seatbelt and child restraint laws while experiencing Boo at the Zoo: Drive-Thru!.

Are motorcycles permitted?

Yes, but guests must always remain seated.

Experience FAQs:

Are face masks required?

Face masks are required if the emergency use of a bathroom is necessary.

What ages is this appropriate for?

This is a merry-not-scary event, so all ages are welcome. Adults and kids at heart will love it too!

How long is the route?

The route is 1.5-miles through the Zoo grounds and lasts approximately 30 minutes.

What is the best time to attend?Carved Pumpkins

Dusk begins around 6:15 p.m. Consider tickets earlier than this if members of your group would have a better experience before it gets dark. This experience will have music and blinking lights.

Which side of the car will be a better experience?

Decorations will be on both the passenger and driver sides of the vehicle.

Can we see animals?

Animals are not viewable during this event.

Will food and drinks be available?

Yes, there will be food, drink and merchandise stops along the route. Follow the directional signs to pull into the food lanes to purchase your snacks and merchandise.

Are restrooms available?

A restroom for emergency use is available. Face masks are required to use the restrooms.

What are the rules of the road?

  • Spider WebSpeed limit is 4 mph.
  • You must always remain in your vehicle.
  • Please leave a safe distance from the car directly in front of you.
  • Passing is not permitted.
  • Vehicle size is limited to 20 feet in length and 8 feet high.
  • Smoking and alcoholic beverages are not permitted.
  • Loud noises, horn honking is not permitted.
  • This event is for motorized vehicles only.
  • Guests must comply with seatbelt and child restraint laws.
  • All other vehicle laws apply while at Boo at the Zoo Drive-Thru.

Have more questions? Send them to us here: zoo.specialevents@milwaukeecountywi.gov