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Zoo Boo is over for 2014. Thanks to all of you who came out to join in the spooky fun! Have a Happy Halloween, and we’ll see you at Zoo Boo 2015.

Zoo Boo 2015 – There are nine days of Zoo Boo fun this year!
Saturdays and Sundays
October 17 & 18, 24 & 25, 31 & November 1
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Oct 16, 23 & 30
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Want to attend Zoo Boo without the crowds?
Join us for Zoo Boo on Fridays! Visit the Houston Zoo between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. for your favorite Zoo Boo activities, including the Fiesta Mart Pumpkin Patch, the Monster Mural, and, of course, candy!


Zoo Boo Map and Schedule
Preview the Zoo Boo fun!
Or view it on your phone as a handy reference while you’re here.
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Zoo Boo 2014 Attractions

Fiesta Mart Pumpkin Patch
Sponsored by Fiesta Mart
Little ghouls and goblins can pick a child-sized pumpkin to paint into a Halloween jack-o-lantern. (Pumpkins available while supplies last).

Zoo-Boo-orange-icon-72Candy Corner
Sponsored by Fiesta Mart
Kids can trick or treat at these animal-themed stations around the zoo.

Zoo-Boo-orange-icon-73Monster Mural
Channel your inner artist and contribute to this monstrous coloring activity!

Zoo-Boo-orange-icon-74Tatzoo Parlor
Get your Zoo Boo temporary tattoo!

Zoo-Boo-orange-icon-75The Candy Cave*
No tricks, just treats! The bat cave is overflowing with larger-than-life candy! Feast your eyes on peppermints, candies, and lollipops bigger than your head!
*candy not edible

Zoo-Boo-orange-icon-76Festival of Fun
Enjoy a fall-festival experience with a giant jack-o-lantern maze (ages 6 and up) and carnival-style games.

Zoo-Boo-orange-icon-77Zoe the Zookeeper’s Howlerween Adventure
Help Zoe the Zookeeper release sea turtles, Attwater’s prairie chickens, howler monkeys and Houston toads back to their natural habitat. Learn all about how YOU can help these wonderful animals in the wild!

Zoo-Boo-orange-icon-78Mystery Boxes
Are you brave enough to feel what’s inside? Learn interesting animal facts as you guess what’s inside the mystery box!

Saturdays and Sundays Only

Zoo-Boo-orange-icon-79Living Pumpkin Patch
Stop by and say “hi” to our living pumpkin family, and hear them say “hi” back!
10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.

Zoo-Boo-orange-icon-710Monster Mashquerade
It’s a Zoo Boo Halloween bash just for kids!

  • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Monster Music
  • 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Costume Parade – show off your spookiest or prettiest Halloween costume!
  • 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.  Learn the Thriller dance moves with the Aldine Dance Company

Advanced Tickets

There’s no separate ticket for Zoo Boo; all Zoo Boo activities are included with your paid Zoo admission.

Zoo Boo is FREE for Zoo Members! Membership pays for itself in as few as two visits, and members can visit the zoo as often as they like throughout the year. Find out more:


Not a Zoo member? Purchase your Zoo admission tickets now (valid for 90 days) and skip the ticket lines.


Zoo Boo Photos

Rules for Zoo Boo

Zoo Boo is a family-friendly event, and all costumes must be appropriate for ghouls of all ages. Adults are welcome to come in costume, but must leave their face clearly visible at all times; adults in heavy makeup or masks will not be allowed into the Zoo.

Restricted items include but are not limited to:

  • Weapons of any kind (swords, knives, galactic blasters, etc.)
  • Fireworks of any kind
  • Excessively gory or non-family friendly props or items
  • Inflatable objects

The Houston Zoo cannot hold any items for guests at the Guest Relations Office. Please leave all unsecured or restricted items in your personal vehicle or at home.

Special Thanks to our 2014 Zoo Boo Sponsors:










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