Boo at the Zoo
Saturdays and Sundays, October 29 & 30, 2016

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 Activities will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

It’s that time of year when Atlanta’s favorite fun family Halloween festival returns! Sample treats throughout the Zoo, and enjoy the sights, characters and adventures of the whimsical Zoo Boo Town on four magical days with more than 1,000 animals from around the world. Don’t forget your costume! 

Even the animals join the fun during Boo at the Zoo! Find out when your favorite Zoo residents are getting Halloween surprises.
Guests can enjoy spooktacular activities:

  • Enter costume contests at 11 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • Find your way through the inflatable Corn Maze.
  • Get crafty with special Halloween games and crafts.
  • Boogie down to Little Beat, a live party DJ.
  • Take pictures with characters such as Wild Thing, Ladybug Girl, Splat the Cat, Zhu Zhu the giant panda, Cricket the frog and more!

‚ÄčActivities will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

More special activities ...

Zoo-wide Animal Enrichment Spooktacular! 
Saturday, October 29 only 

It’s no tricks and ALL treats for animals throughout the Zoo as they find special themed Halloween enrichment in their habitats on Saturday, October 29. 

  • African savanna wildlife – 9:30 a.m. 
  • Binturong – 9:30 a.m. 
  • Bongos – 9:30 a.m. 
  • Clouded leopard – 9:30 a.m. 
  • Fossa – 9:30 a.m. 
  • Lions – 9:30 a.m. 
  • Naked mole rats – 9:30 a.m. 
  • Red panda – 9:30 a.m. 
  • Rhinos – 9:30 a.m. 
  • Major Mitchell’s cockatoos – 10 a.m. 
  • Tigers – 10 a.m. 
  • Southern ground hornbills – 10:30 a.m. 
  • Bush dog – 11 a.m. 
  • Cassowary – 11 a.m. 
  • Warthogs – 11 a.m. 
  • Giant pandas – 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. 
  • Living Treehouse – 11:30 a.m. 
  • Meerkats – 11:30 a.m. 
  • Elephants – 12 p.m. 
  • Giant otters – 1:30 p.m. 
  • Wreathed hornbills – 1:30 p.m. 
  • Giant pandas – 1:15 to 1:45 p.m. 
  • Kunekune pigs – 1:45 p.m. 
  • Sun bears – 2 p.m. 
  • Gorillas – 2:15 p.m. (Habitat 1) 
  • Tigers – 2:15 p.m. 
  • Gorillas – 2:45 p.m. (Habitat 3) 
  • Tanuki – 3:45 p.m. 
  • Lapped-faced vultures – 4 p.m. 

Spooktacular surprises may show up in other animal habitats throughout the day, so keep your eyes peeled! 

Bye Bye Besties Farewell Activities
Sunday, October 30

Say “bye” to the Bamboo Besties, 3-year-old giant panda twins Mei Lun and Mei Huan, as they get ready for a brand-new chapter in China! See the twins enjoy special travel-themed enrichment surprises and more! More info >

Cell phone recycling
Support gorilla conservation by recycling your old cell phones during Boo at the Zoo, and the gorillas will thank you with an extra treat! Drop phones off at the designated treat booth near the Willie B. Gorilla Conservation Center. Learn more about how our cell phone recycling program helps gorillas.




Download an Orangutan-friendly Halloween candy shopping guide! (PDF)
This guide lists candy brands made by companies that participate in the Roundtable on
Sustainable Palm Oil, an international organization that works to develop sustainable ways to produce this ingredient, which is found in candy, cookies, cosmetics and many other products.

Boo at the Zoo is FREE for Zoo Members and children under 3; FREE with general admission. Activities will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Boo at the Zoo Family NightCrawler
October 21 
Join us for a Boo-tiful night at the Zoo! Explore the Zoo by moonlight, go behind the scenes to meet animal ambassadors, and enjoy Boo at the Zoo the following day. More info >