Oct 6 - Oct 31


2 - 7 PM

Activities run Wednesday-Sunday. Open until 9pm Friday-Saturday.

Presented by Central Indiana Honda Dealers
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ZooBoo presented by Central Indiana Honda Dealers

2-7pm Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday • 2-9pm Friday-Saturday

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 always 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 — plus, the chance to boogie-woogie to a live DJ — and you’ve got an unforgettable family tradition. Woo-hoo!

Best of all, ZooBoo is free for Zoo members and included with regular admission.

Pumpkin Town

The Bicentennial Pavilion is home to a whimsical village with adorable cats, fancy rats and 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, rats and other not-so-scary creatures scurry in Jack’s Barn, you can also see Caretaker Kris’ collection of spooky skulls. Plus, the dance party is always going with Halloween hits from Patch Radio!

More ZooBoo Fun

  • Meet Terra, a friendly witch, as she conjures up some Halloween magic at her cauldron
  • NEW spooky décor throughout Zoo grounds featuring ghouls and a larger-than-life spider
  • Trick-or-Treat Trail — including 5 treat stations in a NEW location near the front of the Zoo
  • Adult Trick-or-Treat Trail, presented by Goose Island — Friday and Saturday from 5-8pm
  • Round-Go-Merry — the carousel that moves in reverse. Open until 7pm.
  • Spooktacular Train Ride — Enjoy a ride for a special view of the Zoo behind the scenes. Open until 7pm.
All Treats and No Tricks!
Little ghouls and goblins can collect goodies along the Trick or Treat Trail
  • Kids are encouraged to wear costumes and bring a reusable bag to collect treats.
  • Visit five treat stations in a NEW LOCATION near the front of the Zoo.
  • Look for hand sanitizer along the trail, with additional sanitizing stations throughout ZooBoo.
  • Allergy-friendly treats and non-food items are available at each treat station upon request.
  • We proudly provide only items that are palm oil-free, contain sustainably sourced palm oil or are produced by a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, which is working to make orangutan-friendly palm oil readily available.
  • Find an orangutan-friendly Halloween candy list or check out the mobile app from our friends at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.


Costume masks are allowed for children age 12 and under. 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.

Zoo Animals

Mild fall temperatures mean animals will be more active!

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!

  • Arrive early to visit your favorite furry friends before ZooBoo activities begin at 2pm.
  • With ZooBoo open late on Fridays and Saturdays, you can also visit Oceans, Dolphin Pavilion, Deserts Dome and Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center until 9pm on those nights.
  • Our Forests, Flights of Fancy and Plains exhibits will remain open until dusk.
The black cats of Pumpkin Town need a fur-ever home
Adopt a ZooBoo Kitten

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.

Halloween Safety Tips

Enjoy a safe and fun ZooBoo experience by following these health and safety tips from our friends at Ascension St. Vincent and the Indiana Pacers.

Need an adults-only Halloween evening?

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.

Help create the magic

Whether fall is your favorite season, you love the Zoo or you want to give back to the community, we want to hear from you.

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.

Volunteer for ZooBoo

Contact the Zoo’s Volunteer Services team or more information.

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