Celebrate the return of ZooBoo, our annual kid-friendly Halloween event. Trick-or-treat throughout the Zoo, collecting treats and supporting local businesses at this daytime family favorite event. Enter our not-so-scary haunt spot and create creepy crafts.  Be wowed with magic and meet your favorite characters. Show off your spooktacular costumes in our Halloween parade, dance, and costume contest. Be sure to check out our animals enjoying Halloween treats throughout the park.

ZooBoo activities and candy are included with general daytime admission. Specific activities subject to change.

Trick-or-Treat Trail sponsored by:

Saturday, October 16
Sunday, October 17
Saturday, October 23
Sunday, October 24

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Throughout the Zoo

Included in Zoo Admission

Free for Members!

Map & Schedule

  • Magic Show: 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2 p.m.
  • Not-So-Haunted House: 11 a.m. through 3 p.m.
  • Halloween Parade: 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
  • Costume Contest: 11:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
  • Underwater Pumpkin Carving Demo: 1 p.m.

Full ZooBoo Map & Schedule

Additional Information

ZooBoo is a walk-thru event that takes place during regular daytime operation. No additional ticket is required.

Daytime guests will pass lanterns for the Asian Lantern Festival during their visit. To see illuminated lanterns on display with cultural activities at night, guests may like to additionally purchase tickets to the Asian Lantern Festival, a separate event.

Special Thanks to our Sponsors!

Trick-or-Treat Trail Sponsor: AHN Pediatrics

Boo Bag Sponsor: Busy Beaver Building Centers

Candy Mountain Sponsor: PA Virtual Charter School

Community Partners

  • Baker’s Waterproofing
  • BioLife Plasma Services
  • Commonwealth Charter Academy
  • Goldfish Swim School
  • Green Mountain Energy
  • LeafFilter Gutter Protection
  • Legacy Remodeling
  • PepsiCo.
  • PODS
  • UPMC for Kids (CHIP)
  • WPXI

Get SPooky at the Zoo