Can I see animals at the event?
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.
*The Panda House will remain closed while our team and Mei Xiang care for the newborn cub.
What age range is appropriate for this event?
We recommend Boo at the Zoo for children ages 4 through 12.
Who needs to purchase a ticket?
All guests 2 years old and older, and all adults must purchase a ticket.
What time should I arrive?
The entire Zoo will be closed to all guests by 4pm on each night of Boo at the Zoo. Each of the registration points will start allowing ticket holders into the zoo at 5:30 p.m.
If I am driving to the Zoo, where can I enter?
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.
Is there a charge for parking?
Limited parking is available for a fee and needs to be purchased with event tickets.
Event parking rates:
FONZ Members: $10
Is there a shuttle from the Metro
Enjoy a complimentary shuttle ride, generously provided by Big Bus Tours, from the Woodley Park Metro Station to the Zoo between 5 – 9 p.m. Look for the red double-decker buses that will be running every 20 minutes.
If I am walking, where can I enter?
The Connecticut Avenue and Harvard Street entrance will be open. However, the Harvard Street Bridge is open to pedestrians ONLY.
Will food be available?
Meals will be available for purchase at Zoo restaurants throughout the event site. Our adult trick-or-treaters can purchase adult beverages from any of the open food stations as well as the kiosk across from the Small Mammal House entrance.
Will the carousel be operating?
Yes, the carousel will be running. Rides are $3 and tickets can be purchased at the carousel.
Can I receive a refund?
No, ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. The event will be held rain or shine. Tickets will be accepted only on the date for which they are purchased. For example, Friday night tickets will not be valid on Saturday night.
Where is the Event Located in the Zoo?
More than 40 treat stations will be located throughout the Zoo.