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Boo at the Zoo Nights

  • Saint Louis Zoo One Government Drive St. Louis, MO (map)

Nightly, October 16-30, 2015 | 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Come explore the Zoo after dark during the special Halloween evenings: Boo at the Zoo Nights! This non-scary, kid-friendly Halloween experience is filled with laughs and adventure. Children are encouraged to wear costumes. Children 12-and-under will receive a treat bag upon exiting. Boo at the Zoo Nights is not a trick-or-treating experience.


  • $6/member; $7/non-member; children under 2 are free; $1 discount for children 2 to 12 in costume
  • Parking is free! Our treat. North and South Lots available each night.
  • No reservations necessary.
  • Purchase tickets online, by phone at (314) 646-4771, or at the door on night of the event. Discounts do not apply when purchasing tickets online or by phone.
  • The Zoo's wheelchair, stroller and ECV rental fees apply for this event.

Group Discount
Groups of 15 or more may receive a group rate of $6 per person by calling in advance. (Costume discount does not apply for group ticket purchases.) To order group tickets, call (314) 646-4718 or email Tickets must be ordered by 11 a.m. on the day of your visit.

Spooktacular Fun for Families

  • Haunted Hollow with creepy caverns and sinister swamps beware!
  • Float around the Zoo's dramatically decorated grounds.
  • Entering the Zoo could be tricky to do if you get caught in Master Weaver's giant web!
  • Double, double toil and trouble may await you when you're lured by vocal witches.
  • Flit and frolic in Fragile Forest Fairyland.
  • Floating busts have many spooks to sing about!
  • Follow slithering snakes on your way to the Herpetarium.
  • Dance along to the pumpkin's choral melody.
  • Meander through the mystery straw maze.
  • Make a creepy craft to take home at the Kid's Craft Corner in Lakeside Cafe.
  • Look hauntingly good as you stick your face into bodies of a ghost, Frankenstein or mummy for a spooky photo.