Trick-or-treat with zoo staff, volunteers and animals at our annual Zoo Boo event on Halloween, October 31st from 4-8pm! Motor coach shuttle will be running loops from South High School parking lot to the zoo throughout the event. Last entry through admissions will be at 7:30pm. Please read the full list of event details below!
Full event description and details:
SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL SHUTTLE: We will have shuttle parking at South High School with Premier Alaska motor coaches running to and from the zoo every 10-15 minutes. We encourage visitors to use this shuttle to keep lines moving and reduce congestion at the entrance and parking lots. Please arrive by 7:15pm to take the shuttle to the zoo, this will be our last run to drop visitors off before our close of entry at 7:30pm.
ZOO ADMISSIONS: The zoo closes early at 3pm on October 31st for the event which runs from 4-8pm. Last entry will be at 7:30pm. Tickets are cheaper online, $7 per youth (ages 3-17) and $9 per non-member adult (ages 18 and over). Adults who are zoo members can purchase tickets for $8 each and must show their active membership card at the time of entry when tickets are scanned. Ages 2 and under FREE. Tickets purchased at the gate will be $10 per person for every visitor ages 3 and over. BE SURE TO BUY TICKETS ONLINE AND SAVE! (see online sales link at the top of this page).
REFUND POLICY: Tickets purchased online and at admissions are non-refundable for any reason.
MEMBERSHIP SALES: We will not be selling or renewing memberships during Zoo Boo event hours in an effort to keep our lines moving and process visitors quickly through admissions.
WHAT TO KNOW AND WHAT TO BRING: The entire zoo will be decorated in Halloween spirit, so bring your camera to photograph your trick-or-treaters. We try to keep all decorations family friendly. Our Coffee Shop and Gift Shop will be open for business. The Discovery Center will have an event station indoors. Be sure to come in costume and bring a trick-or-treat bucket or bag. We have tons of candy, activities and safe trick-or-treating fun! We do allow strollers, wagons and sled on the trails - just not inside of our Gift Shop or Coffee Shop buildings. Some visitors find it helpful to bring flashlights and headlamps although our trails will have some lights on. We ask that visitors keep cold tiny fingers and toes in mind when dressing little ones in costumes for the occasion. An extra layer or two along with gloves, hats and warm shoes make the event fun for all ages!
We hope to see YOU at ZOO BOO!