With more than 40 treat stations, animal demonstrations, decorated trails, and opportunities to learn about some seriously spooky animals, this frightfully fun evening is a magical time for the whole family.
FONZ Members enjoy special pricing and early ticket access beginning at noon on Sept. 8. Not a member? Join today!
Boo at the Zoo features more than 40 treat stations and after-hours access to exhibits, including the Small Mammal House, Reptile Discovery Center and Great Cats. Kids will love grooving to the music on the entertainment stage, featuring kids scary-oke. And don't miss the extreme pumpkin-carving demonstrations! By the end of the evening, your Boo at the Zoo treat bags will be brimming with your favorite chocolates, snacks and souvenirs.
Treat stations will include goodies for all ages, including adult treats like craft beer and food tastings.
Superheroes, zombies, and princesses will all enjoy:
- A commemorative Boo at the Zoo trick-or-treat bag
- 40+ treat stations
- Live entertainment
- After-hours access to animal houses and exhibits, including:
- Small Mammal House
- Great Ape House
- Reptile Discovery Center
- Think Tank
- Great Cats Circle
- Elephant Community Center
- Asia Trail (David M. Rubenstein Family Giant Panda Habitat will be closed)
- Zoo education stations
- Rides on the Speedwell Conservation Carousel (additional charge)
- New to this year's event is a sensory space in the Think Tank classroom for guests with sensory processing disabilities to take a quiet break from trick-or-treating
Join FONZ to take advantage of early ticket sales and discounts beginning Sept. 8. Non-member tickets go on sale Sept. 15.
Boo at the Zoo is appropriate for children ages 4 to 12. All guests ages 2 and older, including adults, must purchase a ticket.
General Admission Tickets
- $20 for members
- $30 for non-members
Tickets include a commemorative Boo at the Zoo treat bag, over 40 treat stations, live entertainment, after-hours access to animal houses, animal experiences, and Zoo education stations.
Zoo parking is limited, and typically sells out. Guests are strongly encouraged to purchase their parking pass ahead of time. If available, parking passes will be sold the night of the event, but in the interest of planning ahead we encourage pre-purchasing.
Parking for Saturday, October 21 is sold out.
Only the Connecticut Avenue entrance will be open for vehicles. Please note, only guests with a parking pass will be permitted to enter the Zoo gates with their vehicle.
- $11 for members
- $22 for non-members
Night of Rates
- $15 for members
- $25 for non-members
The Zoo is accessible via the Red Line to the Woodley Park-Zoo or Cleveland Park metro station. The Zoo entrance lies halfway between these stops, and both are a short walk from the Zoo.
Big Bus Tours
All three nights, Big Bus Tours will provide rides between the Woodley Park-Zoo Metro Station and the Zoo from 5 to 9 p.m. Look for the red double-decker buses that will be running a continuous loop from the Metro to the Zoo throughout the evening.
In the interest of safety, the following items are prohibited:
- Fully covered adult face masks
- Weapons, and weapon-like items (hatchets, swords, baseball bats, etc.)
Food will be available to purchase at Zoo restaurants throughout the event. Adults may purchase adult beverages from any of the open food stations, as well as the kiosks across from the Small Mammal House.
Smoking is not permitted on Zoo grounds.
Boo at the Zoo is held rain or shine.
Ticket sales are final. No refunds. Tickets will be accepted only on the date for which they are purchased.