Boo at the Zoo

October 23, 24, 30 and 31

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 9 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; meet whimsical, kid-friendly characters; take in the merry-not-scary sights; and make Halloween memories for the whole family on four magical days in the home of more than 1,000 animals from around the world. Don’t forget your costume!  

To ensure that we are maintaining a safe capacity within the Zoo, advance reservations are required for all Boo at the Zoo guests (including Zoo Atlanta Members) over the age of 2.

Member Reservation Non-member Reservation


  • Monster Mash Disco  |  9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Boogie to all your favorite hits with a DJ on Grand Patio.
  • Kids’ Craft  |  9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (while supplies last)
    Take home some Halloween fun while supplies last!
  • Carnival Games  |  9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Try your luck with fun Halloween-themed carnival games.
  • Candy Thief Patrol  |  10 a.m. to 3 p.m., KIDZone Train Depot
    Help us catch the Candy Thief while riding along on the Boo train! Purchase of train tickets required.
  • Strolling Characters  |  10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Keep an eye out for special characters roaming the main path. Perfect for a photo-op.

 Activities and entertainment will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Know Before You Go

    Boo at the Zoo is designed to create special memories for your family, not necessarily to bring home the biggest haul of candy. Kids can expect to visit about a dozen treat stations, collecting one piece of candy at each. Please note, trick-or-treating is intended for children only and will be available while supplies last.
    The last weekend of Boo at the Zoo is certainly the busiest. Regardless of which day you come, arrive early! Gates will open at 9 a.m.
    Boo at the Zoo is rain-or-shine. In the event of rain, some activities may be delayed or canceled.
    Boo at the Zoo décor includes mostly friendly spooks! 
    Adults are welcome to dress for the occasion. However, we do not permit adults to wear full face masks, clown outfits, or scary costumes. All other costumes are up to the discretion of Zoo Atlanta Security.

Boo at the Zoo is FREE for Zoo Atlanta Members and children under 3; FREE with general admission. Treats are while supplies last!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in supporting Zoo Atlanta’s Boo at the Zoo? Contact Morena Lamothe for more information.

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 Ford Willie B. Gorilla Conservation Center. Learn more about how our cell phone recycling program helps gorillas.

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Upcoming Events

IllumiNights at the Zoo

A Chinese Lantern Festival presented by Georgia Power

Wildlife lights the night at IllumiNights at the Zoo: A Chinese Lantern Festival presented by Georgia Power. 

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