Boo at the Zoo is Washington DC's favorite not-so-spooky Halloween tradition. With more than 40 treat stations, animal demonstrations, keeper chats, and decorated trails, this event is frightfully fun for the whole family. With traditional chocolates, as well as good for you snacks, souvenirs, and other items, thousands of Boo treat bags will be brimming with goodies at the end of the evening. Don’t forget your costume!
Tickets are required and usually sell out in advance. You may only purchase them online through Ticketmaster.
Join FONZ to take advantage of discounted tickets and advance sale tickets.
Members may purchase up to a maximum of six tickets at the member rate.
Ticket information will be available soon. Tickets include reusable goody bags for every guest.
Mars, Incorporated is a major sponsor of Boo at the Zoo and will provide all of our chocolate goodies. Whole Food Market ® will provide delicious apples. Many more treats to come!
FONZ encourages you to take public transportation. The Zoo's Connecticut Avenue entrance is between the Red Line's Cleveland Park and Woodley Park Metro stops. Limited parking available for a fee and needs to be purchased with event tickets.
Companies interested in sponsoring the event will receive valuable benefits ranging from logo ID on event and advertising materials to an onsite tented space and complimentary tickets. For more information, call 202.633.3026 or email Jackie Vinick or Pam Bucklinger.
Yes, some of our animals may be sleeping, but most of the animal exhibits will be open including: Bird House, Elephant Community Center, Small Mammal House, Great Apes, Reptile Discovery Center, Think Tank, Great Cats and Kids' Farm. Unfortunately, due to the time of day our pandas are already resting for the evening and the house will not be open.
The best suggested age ranges for child attendees is 4 – 12.
All guests over the age of 2, adults included need to purchase a ticket.
The entire zoo will be closed to the public and Boo at the Zoo guests by 4pm on each night of Boo at the Zoo so we can make final preparations and treat deliveries to each station safely. Each of the registration points will start allowing ticket holders into the zoo at 5:30pm promptly.
Only the Connecticut Avenue entrance will be open for vehicles. The entrances from Rock Creek Parkway and Harvard Street will be CLOSED. Please note, only guests with a parking pass will be permitted to enter the Zoo with their vehicle.
Yes, there is! Complimentary shuttle service will be provided to and from Woodley Park metro station to our Bus Lot area where there is a registration point.
The Connecticut Avenue and Harvard Street entrance will be open. However, the Harvard Street Bridge is open to pedestrians ONLY.