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.
*Unfortunately, due to the time of day our pandas are already resting for the evening and the house will not be open.
What age range is appropriate for this event?
The best suggested age ranges for child attendees is 4 – 12.
Who needs to purchase a ticket?
All guests two years old and older, adults included, must purchase a ticket.
What time should I arrive?
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.
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 available for a fee and needs to be purchased with event tickets.
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 on Saturday night. 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 on Friday at the Zoo's Food Truck, located in the Bus Lot, the Taco Cart (near Panda Grill) and the Mane Grill (across from Lion-Tiger Hill). Saturday and Sunday only the Mane Grill will be open. Our adult trick-or-treaters can purchase adult beverages from any of the open food stations as well as a kiosk across from our Small Mammal House entrance.
Will the carousel be operating?
Yes, the carousel will be running. Rides cost $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 were purchased. For example, Friday night tickets will not be valid on Saturday night.
Where is the Event Located in the Zoo?
Nearly 40 treat stations will be located throughout the Zoo.