ZooBoo Tips & Tricks
How to Make Your Visit to ZooBoo More Spooktacular!

ZooBoo Tips & Tricks


Boo to you! ZooBoo at the Indianapolis Zoo presented by Central Indiana Honda Dealers is back for another spooktacular year on select dates from September 27th to October 31st. ZooBoo offers fun Halloween-themed activities, spooky characters, a unique seasonal menu, trick-or-treating, and of course, animals! Don’t worry, there are no reservations required to attend ZooBoo, as it is included in your regular Zoo admission ticket. This event is the perfect opportunity to get into the spirit of Halloween with the whole family.

Here are some of our tips & tricks to make the most out of your visit at ZooBoo.


  • Plan To Arrive Early
    • Although ZooBoo festivities begin at 2pm, we recommend that guests arrive early prior to the start of the event. This will give guests time to find a place to park, get a chance to see the animals, and see all that ZooBoo has to offer.
    • Make sure to look if any other events are happening in the Indianapolis area to plan your commute to the Zoo.
  • Visit The Animals First
    • Fall means cooler weather, that also means our animals are becoming more active.
    • If you want to visit your favorite animals before ZooBoo begins, we recommend arriving early.
    • Don’t worry, all animals will be on exhibit until dusk throughout the duration of ZooBoo.
  • Dress Accordingly
    • Indiana in the fall can be unpredictable. One day it could be sunny and in the 80s, but the next day it could be rainy and in the 50s. Be sure to look at the weather for the day you plan to visit ZooBoo.
    • Costumes are encouraged for the whole family. Full-face makeup or costume masks are only allowed for guests ages 12 and under.
  • Bring A Reusable Bag
    • This year at ZooBoo, there will be 8 stations to collect all kinds of candy and other goodies. We encourage you to bring a reusable bag from home for your little ones participating in the trick-or-treat trail.
  • Bring Your Appetite
    • Every year, the Indianapolis Zoo creates all kinds of creepy eats specifically for ZooBoo. To keep your energy up during your visit, make sure to stop by the food venues located throughout the Zoo to sink your teeth into the unique feasts and treats.
  • Check Out the Animal Chats
    • If you want to take a break from all the tricks and treats of ZooBoo, you can check out all the different animal chats we offer during ZooBoo.
    • Even our animals get into the spirit of Halloween as well, especially our Elephant herd. At 4:30pm every night during ZooBoo, join us in Plains to watch the Elephant Pumpkin Smash! Keep in mind, the trick-or-treat trail runs through the Plains exhibit. If you want to get a good spot for the pumpkin smash, we recommend getting to the Elephant yard approximately 15 minutes before the event starts.
  • Save the Trick-Or-Treat Trail for Last
    • The trick-or-treat trail is in the Plains exhibit, which is in the back of the Zoo. Guests will be making their way to the Trick-Or-Treat Trail at the beginning of ZooBoo. Start at the front of the Zoo and end your night at the Trick-or-Treat Trail.
    • For ghouls 21 and over, there’s the Adult Trick-or-Treat trail presented by Zink Distributing Company on Fridays and Saturdays from 5-8pm.

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