San Antonio Zoo® hosts its family friendly, non-spooky Halloween celebration, Zoo Boo!
Held Saturdays & Sundays September 21 – October 27 & Halloween, the zoo will be decked out with Halloween fun complete with trick-or-treat stations, pumpkin painting, dance parties, costume contests, a hay maze, a hay slide and plenty of games. Families can even enjoy a ride on the Zoo Boo! Express. Little ghouls and goblins are encouraged to wear their best costume for a chance to be in a costume contest. Children of all ages and adults are welcome to dawn non-scary, family friendly costumes. Masks are only permitted for children under the age of 12. Zoo Boo! is included with zoo standard admission and FREE for zoo Annual Pass holders.
Zoo Boo! Schedule
|Zoo Boo! Globe||Near Riverview||3 p.m. – 8 p.m.|
|Hay-Craze||Kronkosy’s Tiny Tot Nature Spot||12 p.m. – 8 p.m.|
|Pumpkin Patch||Near Beastro||1 p.m. – 8 p.m.|
|Costume Contest||Great Lawn||5:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.|
|Scavenger Hunt||Throughout the Zoo||4 p.m. – 8 p.m.|
|Trick-or-Treating||Throughout the Zoo||4 p.m. – 8 p.m.|
Can I wear a mask?
Children of all ages and adults are welcome to dawn non-scary, family friendly costumes. Masks are only permitted for children under the age of 12.
Does the zoo provide trick-or-treating bags?
Guests are encouraged to be “green” and bring their own bag for trick-or-treating. San Antonio Zoo will offer reusable, eco-friendly Zoo Boo! trick-or-treat bags for purchase at all zoo gift shops or merchandise carts.
What time is trick-or-treating?
Trick-or-treating is every Saturday and Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. and on Halloween from 4 to 8 p.m.
Are any of the Zoo Boo! activities an additional fee?
Yes, the pumpkin patch is an additional charge if you would like to do this activity.
Is the candy that is being handed out eco-friendly?
This year Zoo Boo! is proud to feature trick-or-treat candy that is eco-friendly, as it contains responsibly sourced palm oil. This falls in line with the zoo’s conservation efforts to save forests and the wildlife found there. Palm oil is the most widely used vegetable oil and is found in over have of products found in supermarkets. Because of this, land and forests are cleared to make way for palm oil plantations, thus threatening wildlife. San Antonio Zoo is committed to bringing awareness to ecological issues like this.