October 25, 2020

October 25, 2020
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Virginia Zoo

ZooBoo is Coming!

This Halloween tradition can’t be stopped – but it can look a little different. With visitor safety as our first priority, ZooBoo will provide a socially distanced and safe environment for all ages to enjoy the spirited holiday featuring several activities:

  • Pre-packaged candy bags for all children (ages 2-12)  ​
  • Halloween Scene Photo opps
  • Virtual Costume Contest with prizes
  • Interactive, contactless activities
  • Pop-up animal appearances
  • Pumpkin enrichment on exhibit
  • Pick-your-own mini pumpkin patch – while supplies last!
  • Please note, animal appearances and pumpkin enrichment schedules will not be published this year. No matter the time of your reservation, activities will be taking place consistently throughout the day.

Gift Shop, Restaurant, Beastro open

Train rides, $2 per person


Dates: Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25

Time: 9 am to 5 pm (last entry at 3 pm)


  • Members: $6,
  • Non-Members: $18 (under 2 is free)


How we plan to keep you safe:

Advanced reservations and timed ticketing will be required to discourage lines and gatherings. Social distance markers and high contact signage will encourage physical distancing, while masks or face coverings will be required by all guests when entering the Zoo, and within six feet of other groups or Zoo staff. Sanitizing protocols have been increased and include high-touch areas throughout the park.

Please note: ZooBoo is rain or shine. Only ZooBoo tickets and passes will be accepted; no other tickets, coupons, passes vouchers or discounts can be used. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable between days.



To expedite parking and ease traffic on Granby Street we will be utilizing additional parking areas as needed. Please be prepared to park in alternative areas and follow the instructions of the parking attendants and police officers.
Thank you in advance for your understanding and patience; we’ll see you there!