Is regular October too humdrum, but haunted houses too creepy-crawly? Come to the Zoo for Halloween activities, amazing animals and pumpkins galore! ZooBoo is a fun family experience for itty-bitty ghouls and goblins as well as the bigger kids. October weather means active animals, colorful foliage and a new season to explore. Combine that with engaging, hands-free activities, spooktacular costumes and trick-or-treating, and you’ve got an unforgettable family tradition. Woo-hoo!
Best of all, ZooBoo is free for Zoo members and included with regular admission.
The Bicentennial Pavilion is home to a whimsical village where Mayor Jack who keeps guests on their toes with his boo-worthy jokes! Professor Pumpkin leads mystifying science demonstrations for little witches and wizards at Pumpkin School. While snakes, cats and other not-so-scary creatures scurry in Jack’s Barn, you can also see Caretaker Kris’ collection of spooky skulls.
Find ongoing activities in Pumpkin Town, enjoy themed rides, see animal experiences throughout the Zoo and more!
For the safety of all guests, full-face makeup or costume masks are only allowed for children ages 12 and under.
Masks are not required, but recommended when inside buildings. Find health and safety tips on wearing masks from our ZooBoo Safety Awareness partners at Ascension St. Vincent.
Watch as many animals enjoy Halloween-themed enrichment and extra animal chats throughout the event. View the ZooBoo map for the full schedule.
The elephant herd gets into the Halloween spirit with the squash-splattering fun of the Elephant Pumpkin Smash!
Meet Jinx, Binx, Charm and Magic, our black foster kittens. These playful young felines are available for adoption after Halloween through Indiana Animal Care Services.
We’ve conjured up all sorts of eerie sweets and treats plus some frightful feasts just for ZooBoo. Sink your teeth into zombie mac or gravedigger nachos while you sip on hocus pocus punch. Finish your meal with a monster rice crispy treat or take home a cookie monster.
There are spirits hiding in ZooBoo, too! Our adult guests can enjoy a poisoned pumpkin mule or a toxic tonic — two delicious cocktails created especially for ZooBoo by our friends at Hotel Tango
Browse all our new menu items and find out where these ZooBoo-lishious specialties are available.
Halloween isn’t just for the little ones! Brewfari presented by Scarlet Lane Brewing Co. offers an evening of craft beers, costumes, music and lots of wild fun.
We’re looking for volunteers ages 16 and older to help us bring ZooBoo to life for our guests! Just click on the Volunteer tab.