Boo! at the Zoo

Sat 21 Oct 2017 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

Little witches and wizards of all ages are sure to have a magically good time during Brookfield Zoo’s annual Halloween.

The not-so-scary and fun-filled event has something for the entire family to enjoy, including a “Craized Maize” corn maze, a professional pumpkin carver creating 1,000-pound jack-o’-lanterns, a haunted hayride, a costume parade and costume contest, special animal Zoo Chats, a haunted carousel ride, and more. 

Saturdays and Sundays Full Schedule:

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Halloween Craft - Hamill Family Play Zoo
10:00 am - 5:30 pm Haunted Hayride
10:00 am - 5:30 pm Creepy Cowboy Carousel
10:00 am - 5:30 pm Craized Maize Corn Maze - West Mall
10:30 am - 5:00 pm Decorate a Spookie Cookie – West Mall   
10:00 am - 3:00 pm Giant Pumpkin Carver
11:00 am - 4:00 pm Pumpkin Smasher (every hour on the hour)
11:30 am – Bat Zoo Chat - Australia House
12:00 pm – Wolf Zoo Chat - Wolf Woods
12:30 pm – Bird Eating Spider Zoo Chat - Hamill Family Play Zoo
1:00 pm – Owl Zoo Chat - Hamill Family Play Zoo
2:00 pm - Scorpion Zoo Chat - Swamp
2:30 pm - Large Snake Zoo Chat - Feathers and Scales
3:00 pm - Raven Zoo Chat - Hamill Family Play Zoo
1:00 pm - Costume Parade - Starts in front of Discovery Center, ends on the West Mall
1:30 pm - Costume Contest

Boo! at the Zoo

  • Mon-Fri Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

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