With mild temperatures, active animals and colorful foliage all around, fall is already a wonderful time to plan a Zoo visit. Add in all the extra Halloween activities for an unforgettable family experience. This year, Pumpkin Town returns with adorable cats and fancy rats, a friendly witch and a crafty pumpkin school where fun is in session.
The Bicentennial Pavilion will be home to a whimsical village again this year! Thrills and fun are hiding around every corner inside the Candy Corn Factory Mirror Maze. Guests can also visit not-so-scary creatures in Jack’s Barn presented by State Farm or the cats being fostered in Bewitching Bites by our friendly witch. Through the Zoo’s partnership with the Humane Society of Indianapolis, guests can learn about adopting these adorable animals after ZooBoo ends on Oct. 28. And, don’t forget to explore the friendly witch’s carnivorous plant, hat and magic wand collections! Little witches and goblins can make a craft at the Pumpkin School. Plus, the dance party is always going with Halloween hits from Patch Radio and the fall favorite, Pumpkin Bowling!
Kids are encouraged to wear costumes and bring a reusable bag to collect treats. For the safety of all guests, masks and full makeup are only allowed for children ages 12 and under.
Animals are typically quite active during the fall with mild temperatures. Watch several of the animals enjoying Halloween-themed enrichment and extra animal chats throughout the event.
Even the elephant herd will be getting into the Halloween spirit with the pumpkin-splattering fun of the Elephant Pumpkin Smash presented by Sam’s Club! Plus, visit the St. Vincent Dolphin Gallery West Lobby where you can help create paper webs that will dress up our aviaries and provide hours of fun for our birds.
ZooBoo is free for members and included with admission. Save when you buy advance tickets online or at Donatos or Indiana Members Credit Union locations.Buy Tickets
We’re looking for volunteers ages 17 and older to help us bring ZooBoo to life for our guests! Assignments include Craft Attendant, Pumpkin Bowling Pro, Pumpkin Town Greeter and more.