October 28, 2023 - October 29, 2023

Celebrate Halloween at the zoo!

ZooBOO is a chance for your kids to dress up early, trick-or-treat at the zoo, and enjoy seeing their favourite animals. The best part? Your kids get to have fun while supporting wildlife conservation! Again this year, we’re spreading the fun over two HUGE days to ensure everyone can enjoy. Choose the day that works best for you and head down to the zoo.

Date(s): Saturday, October 28th & Sunday, October 29th

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm daily

Daily Activities:

  • Wilder Bunch: The zoo’s theatre group will be doing themed shows in the ENMAX Conservatory throughout the day. Pop by to catch them in action!
  • ZooBOO Safari: Grab your ZooBOO Safari card and be sure to fill it up with stamps as you journey through the zoo grounds.
  • Live colouring book: Our friend, Rozzie Lee, will be creating a ‘live coloring book’ experience. Head to the ENMAX Conservatory Atrium from 10am – 3pm to join in on the fun.
  • Treat stations*: While exploring the zoo grounds, youngsters will be delighted to find stations throughout the park where our zoo staff will be ready to hand out some treats! *Please note that while we encourage everyone to dress up, treat stations are for kids 12 and under only.

All activities taking place for ZooBOO are included with daily admission or memberships.  We can’t wait to see you there!

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Halloween Lemur

Additional Information:

Costumes: We encourage you and your kids to dress up and have fun, however the following adult costumes are not permitted to be worn on zoo grounds: full body animal costumes, mascot helmets, inflatable outfits, costumes that would be inappropriate for a family environment, or any realistic costume that could cause a security or animal welfare concern. We appreciate your understanding and thank you for your cooperation in advance!

In need of a last minute outfit? Look boo-tiful this Halloween with fantastic costumes, now available at our North Gift Shop. Whether your kiddo is looking to dazzle as a zebra or be the trendiest triceratops in town, there’s something for everyone. Trick or treat yourself to a paw-some ensemble that will make this Halloween unforgettable.

Animal costumes

Wilder Moments, presented by Servus Credit Union

Be on the lookout for species receiving gourd-geous enrichment across the zoo. Our Animal Care, Health, & Welfare team will be treating the animals we love and care for to some Halloween-themed enrichment!

Saturday, October 28th

– White-handed gibbons: 10:15am, Gateway to Asia

– Lemurs: 11:30am, Land of Lemurs

– Program animal: 1:30pm, Karsten Discovery Centre

Sunday, October 29th

– Amur tigers: 11:30am, Exploration Asia

– Black-and-white colobus monkeys: 12:30pm, Rainforest Building

– Red River hogs: 1:30pm, Savannah Building

Tuesday, October 31st

– Western lowland gorillas: 9:30am, Rainforest Building*

– Hippos: 11:00am, Savannah Building

– Penguins: 1:30pm, Penguin Plunge

* This will be a Member Morning moment.

Pumpkin Carving at Home

Just in time for Halloween, you can create ‘GOURD-geous’ pumpkins at home using our fun tiger and lemur templates.

Download the templates here.

Halloween Brunch

Make your ZooBOO experience extra fun. Our specialty brunch menu features boo-tastic food, including Halloween themed breakfast and desserts! Don’t forget, day admission is included with your combo ticket! Enjoy a delicious brunch, followed by a delightful afternoon spent roaming the zoo at ZooBOO.

When: Saturday, October 28th and Sunday, October 29th

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