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Zoo Boo

We’re inviting all little ghouls and goblins to celebrate fall festivities at the Houston Zoo with activities that are fun for the entire family. We encourage all kids to come dressed in their favorite Halloween costume!

October 11 - October 27, 2019

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Celebrate your fall festivities and join us for Zoo Boo presented by LyondellBasell. Activities will include the Whataburger Pumpkin Patch, Monster Mural, spooky stamp station, plenty of photo ops, Meet the Keeper Talks Presented by Phillips 66, DJ, and kids will receive a stamp at our Candy Corn Maze stations!

New this year and for the safety of our animals, candy will be available upon exit.

All Zoo Boo activities are included with your paid Zoo admission. Zoo Boo is FREE for all Members.

Zoo Boo Dates: 
October 11, 12 and 13
October 18, 19 and 20
October 25, 26 and 27

Friday Hours: 
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday Hours: 
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Please Note: Our Medical Center entrance (West Gate) is only open on Saturdays & Sundays, and will not be open for Friday Zoo Boo.

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Member Early Entrance:
Saturday, October 19, Early entrance at 8:00 a.m.
Members can get an early start on your favorite Zoo Boo activities, including the Whataburger Pumpkin Patch, the Monster Mural, and much more!

Zoo Boo Guidelines

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:

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

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.

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