Boo at the Zoo

October 17, 18, 24, 25, 31

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

presented by        supported by       activity sponsorcoke

Boo at the Zoo is free for Zoo Members and children under 3; free with general admission. In keeping with our current timed ticketing system, timed general admission reservations and timed Member reservations must be made in advance.

Timed Tickets

Join us for the return of Atlanta’s favorite fun family Halloween festival! Sample treats throughout the Zoo and enjoy the sights and adventures of the whimsical Zoo Boo Town on five magical days with more than 1,000 animals from around the world. Don’t forget your costume! 

COVID-19 response

To promote wellness among all Zoo Atlanta guests and in accordance with Zoo Atlanta protocol, face masks are required for all visitors over the age of 10. With this in mind, costume masks will not be permitted for guests over the age of 10. Some optional experiences such as giraffe feeding, Treetop Trail, the Zoo Train and Carousel require a face mask for participants who are 2 years old and above.

We can’t wait to see your best face painting and nose/mouth mask combos this year!

  • One-Direction Trick or Treating
    Same sweet treats, fewer stops along the way. To help provide social distancing and to reduce contact, there will be a limited number of treat booths throughout the Zoo. Treat booths will be stationed throughout the Zoo along our one directional pathway. With one direction to travel, you will not miss a single treat!* Our magical treat distributing Volunteers will wearing gloves as an added precaution. 
  • Boo-Town Square
    Stop by the Ford Pavilion for special entertainment on every Boo day! Designated viewing squares will be marked on the ground so that you and your group may practice social distancing while enjoying entertainment.

To learn more about how Zoo Atlanta is promoting wellness, click here.

*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 collect one piece of candy at each treat booth. Please note, trick-or-treating is intended for children only and will be available while supplies last.

More Helpful Tips

  • Adult Costumes
    Adults are welcome to dress for the occasion, be merry not scary! However, costume masks will not be permitted for guests over the age of 10, we do not permit clown outfits, or scary costumes. All other costumes are up to the discretion of Zoo Atlanta Security.
  • Plan for the weather
    Boo at the Zoo is rain or shine. In the event of rain, some activities may be delayed or canceled.

Cell phone recycling

Support gorilla conservation by recycling your old cell phones during Boo at the Zoo! 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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