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Boo At The Zoo

Presented by
Prairie Farms Dairy

Friday & Saturday, Oct. 12 & 13, 2018
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Boo At The Zoo

As the leaves change colors and the air grows crisper, the Milwaukee County Zoo prepares for family-friendly, ghoulish fun! Visitor favorite Boo at the Zoo, presented by Prairie Farms Dairy, is back to celebrate the Halloween spirit on Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Don’t miss out on any of the Halloween related activities from traveling through the haystack maze to viewing hundreds of carved pumpkins! All visitors must pre-order tickets online at https://shop.milwaukeezoo.org/#/SpecialEvents starting September 17 at 8 a.m. Zoo passes are not valid for this event.

Enjoy these wicked, family-friendly activities:

  • Boo At The ZooTravel through the Halloween Haystack Maze, constructed from haystacks and visit with Halloween characters at the Otto Borchert Family Special Exhibits Building.
  • Take a spooky ride through the Zoo on the North Shore Bank Safari Train, transformed into the Raven’s Rail from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (weather permitting).
  • Get the purr-fect spooky Halloween temporary tattoo in the Florence Mila Borchert Big Cat County. Be sure to visit the spotted hyenas, Scruffy and Nyota.
  • Satisfy your sweet tooth by purchasing a hauntingly sweet Halloween treat, caramel apples, in the Peck Welcome Center courtesy of the American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK).
  • Boo At The ZooExperience the entrancing Dancing Light Show, at its new location, the freaky, creaky forest behind the Small Mammals Building!

  • Fly down to the Small Mammals Building to learn about bats, crawl in to the Northwestern Mutual Family Farm to learn about bugs and slither over to the Aquatic and Reptile Center to about snakes. Creature of the Night talks are a must see!

    Bats: 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.
    Bugs: 6:30 p.m.
    Snakes: 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

All visitors must purchase tickets online for Boo at the Zoo (parking included in ticket price). Tickets are nonrefundable and good for the specific date purchased:

Adults: $10.25
Juniors (age 3 to 12): $8.25
Children (2 and under): Free
Parking: Included in ticket price
Zoo Pass Discount: $2 off with code BooPass2018 and member ID

Zoological Society membership is NOT valid for Boo at the Zoo.

Visit again next weekend for the Zoo's
Halloween Spooktacular!
Presented by Prairie Farms Dairy

October 19 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
October 20 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Don’t miss this safe trick-or-treat event at the Zoo.
Call (414) 256-5466 for reduced rates and information.

PumpkinClick here for a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the Zoo’s Halloween events.

All activities are free with Zoo admission unless otherwise noted. For more information on the event, please contact the Zoo at 414.771.3040.