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.
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.
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!
Preview the Zoo Boo fun!
Or view it on your phone as a handy reference while you’re here.
Zoo Boo 2014 Attractions
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).
Sponsored by Fiesta Mart
Kids can trick or treat at these animal-themed stations around the zoo.
Channel your inner artist and contribute to this monstrous coloring activity!
Get your Zoo Boo temporary tattoo!
The 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
Festival of Fun
Enjoy a fall-festival experience with a giant jack-o-lantern maze (ages 6 and up) and carnival-style games.
Zoe 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!
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
Living 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.
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
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:
The Goddard School ®