Boo at the zoo

Boo at the Zoo


October 17, 18, 24, 25
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Included with Zoo admission and free for Zoo members. Buy your tickets online or become a member now!

Philadelphia Zoo is adding a little green to your Halloween with the return of Boo at the Zoo for two spooky weekends!
Put on your favorite costume and join us for a creepy, crawly celebration with trick-or-treating and so much more!

  • Do you know why Halloween is an orangutan’s favorite holiday at the Philadelphia Zoo? Be sure to visit the Sustainable Palm Zone during Boo at the Zoo to find out!
  • Take a walk through the Philadelphia Zoo’s not-so-scary Extinction Graveyard to learn about the extinction of species around the world. You’ll be shocked to see that some of your favorite creatures could be extinct in the wild in 15 years!
  • Enjoy festive fall offerings available for purchase throughout the Zoo: hot apple cider, Childrens’ Halloween Sippers filled with a Witch’s Brew, reusable Boo at the Zoo trick-or-treat bags and much more! Pick up a Boo at the Zoo map at the entrance for all the details!
  • Set out on a Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt and discover your favorite animals in the form of life-size scarecrows!