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October 22, 2023 @ 9:00 am 5:00 pm EDT

Join us for a wild and spooky good time filled with costume contests, animal pumpkin enrichment, candy stations, and much more!

Timed ticket entry required.


☠︎ Member Adult (18+): $15

☠︎ Member Child (2-17): $12

☠︎ Non-Member Adult (12+): $30

☠︎ Non-Member Child (2-11): $24

**Children under 2 are free

**All ticket pricing includes a Conservation and Technology Fee. Tickets are non-refundable. All sales are final. Should a ticket holder be unable to attend the event, the purchase will be considered a donation. 

Schedule of Events:

10 AM: ZooLive! Stage Show
10:15 AM: Siamang Gibbon Enrichment
11 AM: Group/Family Costume Contest
11:15 AM: Sheep, Zebu, & Pig Enrichment
11:30 AM: 4 & Under Costume Contest
12 PM: 5 & Up Costume Contest
12 PM: ZooLive! Stage Show
12:15 PM: Lion Enrichment
1:15 PM: Tiger Enrichment
2 PM: Group/Family Costume Contest
2 PM: ZooLive! Stage Show
2:15 PM: Cassowary Enrichment
2:30 PM: 4 & Under Costume Contest
3 PM: 5 & Up Costume Contest
3:15 PM: Southern White Rhino Enrichment
4 PM: ZooLive! Stage Show
4:15 PM: World of Reptiles Enrichment

Education Events:

Mad Lab: 

The natural world is full of fascinating and spooky science! Spend time in our Mad Lab to uncover the secrets of ecosystem science in a rainforest. You’ll help “build” a habitat from the ground up, and learn about the things all animals need to survive in their ecosystems. From bubbles and burps to slime and skeletons, Mad Lab makes science fun! 

Enchanted Forest: 

The Run Wild Nature Discovery Zone transforms into an Enchanted Forest once a year – come explore and play alongside fairytale characters like the three little pigs, Jack and the beanstalk, and Little Red Riding Hood! Build forts to withstand huffing and puffing, help brew a nature stew, and track down classic storybook villains who’ve left their tracks throughout the woods. 

Cryptid Scavenger Hunt: 

Earn prizes for solving clues about the secrets to protecting one of the world’s most beloved mythical creatures – the unicorn! Grab a stamp card when you arrive and set off on a journey around the Zoo to learn about five important conservation actions you can take to protect wildlife – real and imagined!


A special thanks to our ZooBoo sponsors: Green Clean, Harris Teeter, MMC Benefits, Nusbaum Insurance and Cinema Cafe!