The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium presents a merry-not-scary Boo at the Zoo, presented by bubly on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of weekends October 16-18, October 23-25, October 31-November 1, 2020. Reservations are required*, so scroll for details and make yours now!
Join the Zoo Character Ambassadors and other costumed guests to celebrate the season!
This family-friendly event also features Tommy C. Turtles Trick or Treat Trail, Cali’s Pirate Dance Party, Frogwortz Academy, Zoo Boo Choo Choo rolling through Vertebrate Village, plus animal encounters, character ambassadors, and many other exciting Halloween activities and demonstrations.
Go on Jama’s Jack-o-Lantern Journey seek-n-find to help find all of the character ambassadors pumpkins scattered throughout the Zoo. Help Jama Giraffe locate all of them to be entered to win a prize!
Wear a costume* and have a blast at America’s #1 Zoo! Special rides and attractions may be an additional cost to the zoo admission.
*Only adults accompanied by a child or children under 13 years of age will be permitted to wear costumes on zoo grounds and adults faces must be uncovered, because otherwise, that’s just creepy….
Boo at the Zoo Hours
Fridays: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Zoo opens at 10 a.m. Boo festivities begin at 5 pm)
Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sundays: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Heart of Africa and Congo Expedition will close at 5 pm each day.
Event is included with regular Zoo admission and with memberships. Parking is $10 for non-members. All Zoo visits (including for Members) require a dated, timed ticket to help keep crowds to a minimum. *However, Members can visit any day after 5 p.m. without a timed entry/reservation on Boo Nights.
As per State mandate, masks are required for guests (unless exempted according to State mandate) who are indoors, as well as in outdoor locations where 6-foot social distancing is not possible. Certain parts of the Zoo are frequently crowded, especially during special events, so be prepared to wear your mask when outdoors at times.
See more details about the Zoo reopening plan, other special events, discount days, and more.
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