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.  Enjoy fun crafts and meet some of 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 21

Sunday, October 22

Saturday, October 28

Sunday, October 29

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Throughout the Zoo

Included in Zoo Admission

Free for Members!

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.

Guests of all ages may dress in their favorite costume, though Zoo staff may ask guests to modify costumes for safety. Costumes should enable safe movement through the Zoo, and teens and adults should not wear masks that fully cover their faces.


Parade Times: 11:30 a.m.  & 1:30 p.m. beginning at the outdoor lower patio of the Aquarium

Costume Contest Times: 11:45 a.m. & 1:45 p.m. at the PNC Pavilion

Owl Encounter: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. at the Safari Amphitheater, 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. in Kids Kingdom

*Times and locations are subject to change

Click here to view the ZooBoo map!


Trick-or-Treat Trail Sponsor: AHN Pediatrics

 Boo Bag Sponsors: Busy Beaver Building Centers, Inc.

Commonwealth Charter Academy

Carter Joey

Goldfish Swim School

Green Mountain Energy

LeafFilter Gutter Protection

Legacy Remodeling

PA Department of Health

PA Virtual Charter School

PA Treasury Department

Renewal by Anderson

Tender Care Learning Centers

The Ellis School

Sundance Vacations

UPMC for Kids