San Antonio Zoo hosts its family-friendly, non-spooky Halloween celebration ZOO BOO!
Schedule of Events
Creature Features – The Great Lawn Stage
Weekends | 11:30 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Cowboy’s Dance Party – The Great Lawn Stage
Daily | 11:00 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Costume Contests – The Great Lawn Stage
Daily | 3:00 p.m.
Weekends | 12:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
Sunday – Friday | 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday | 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Pick-a-Pumpkin – near Beastro Restaurant
Hay-Craze Maze – at Go Wild!
Pumpkin Patch – Riverview Restaurant Patio
Scarecrow Sing-Along Express – Train Depot
ZOO BOO! FAQs
When does Trick-or-Treating take place?
Trick-or-Treating takes place the last hour of Zoo Boo
Can I wear a Halloween mask?
Halloween 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 trick-or-treat bags for purchase at all zoo gift shops or merchandise carts.
Are any of the Zoo Boo! activities an additional fee?
Yes, the Pumpkin Patch and Pick a Pumpkin are additional charges during Zoo Boo!
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.
Trick-or-Treating Safety Guidelines
To make trick-or-treating safe for our guests and Zoo Crew during Zoo Boo!, we have implemented the following safety guidelines for our guests participating in trick or treating.
- Guests will be required to form single-file lines when waiting to receive candy at our trick or treat stations throughout the zoo.
- All guests participating in Zoo Boo! trick or treating must have a bag with them for Zoo Crew to place candy in.
- Bags are available for purchase at our gift shops throughout the zoo