Join the Milwaukee County Zoo — in costume! — for a merry, not scary Halloween at Boo at the Zoo. A spooky, family-friendly good time awaits guests, including a Trick-or-Treat Trail, live pumpkin-carving demos, light shows and Creatures of the Night animal talks, plus much more! Several animal buildings will be open just for this event! Boo at the Zoo pre-purchased tickets are required for this event and are on sale now. Zoo Pass members save 15% with code spooky and their membership number.
What to know about the 2023 Boo at the Zoo:
October 19-22 from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Tickets are available – must purchase tickets online in advance here
Follow the Trick-or-Treat Trail through “Adventure Africa” with 10 different sweet spots. (Be sure to bring your own treat bags to gather your goodies, as trick-or-treat bags are not provided.)
Be dazzled by a light show and not-so-spooky spots like Pirates Cove, the Candy Corn Farmer’s Market, and Spooky Hallow.
Stop in for a spell at Mad Science Milwaukee to enjoy some eerie experiments!
Halloween Hauntings are in store aboard the North Shore Bank Safari Train turned Halloween-themed ride or the Penzeys Carousel — both are a delight at night!
Learn all about our animals with The Creature of the Night talks.
Open animal buildings include: Aquatic & Reptile Center, Dairy Complex, Florence Mila Borchert Big Cat Country, Primates of the World, Small Mammals Building, and Sterns Family Apes of Africa. For their health and safety, outdoor animals are not viewable.
Eat, drink, and be scary! A variety of food and beverages will be available for purchase.
See if you can make your way through our creatively crafted Haystack Maze!
It’ll be a “boo-tiful” night for Halloween entertainment with live music and a stilt walker!
Tickets include admission and parking (a $15 value). Boo at the Zoo is held rain or shine. Please purchase carefully, refunds are not provided, and tickets are only valid on the date selected. Zoo Passes are not valid for this special evening.
Juniors (ages 3 to 12): $13.50
Children (2 and under): Free
Parking: Included in ticket price
Boo at the Zoo will feature wicked family-friendly activities including a Trick-or-Treat Trail, live pumpkin-carving demos, dazzling light shows, plus so much more! Several of the animal buildings will be open just for this event! Enjoy these fun not frightful activities:
- Zoo Pass members save 15% with code spooky and their membership number.
- Costumes are encouraged but are not required! Adults are welcome to wear costumes — please remember this is a family-friendly event and we ask that all costumes are appropriate for small children and are merry, not scary.
Lake Country Family Fun went to the Boo at the Zoo in 2020. Check out our fun via Facebook or Instagram. We also went in 2018 – when it wasn’t a drive thru. Check that out HERE.