Boo at the Zoo
Saturdays and Sundays, October 17, 18, 24, 25, and 31

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It’s that time of year when Atlanta’s favorite fun family Halloween festival returns! Sample treats from our presenting sponsor Georgia Natural Gas, and enjoy the sights, characters and adventures of the whimsical Zoo Boo Town on five magical days with more than 1,500 animals from around the world. Don’t forget your costume! 

Even the animals join the fun during Boo at the Zoo! Find out when your favorite Zoo residents are getting Halloween surprises.
Guests can enjoy spooktacular activities:

  • Enter costume contests at 11 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • Find your way through the inflatable Corn Maze.
  • Get crafty with special Halloween games and crafts.
  • Boogie down to Little Beat, a live party DJ.
  • Take pictures with characters such as Wild Thing, Ladybug Girl, Splat the Cat, Zhu Zhu the giant panda, Cricket the frog and more!

Leaves of Gratitude
Join Zoo Atlanta in thanking companies who have made the right choice to use sustainable palm oil with our Leaves of Gratitude campaign.  Visit the Zoo on October 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to become a conservation crusader and learn about the palm oil crisis. Find out how you can have a direct impact in saving species affected by the overharvesting for the product, including Sumatran orangutans, Sumatran tigers, red blood pythons, Malayan sun bears and wreathed hornbills.

Activities will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cell phone recycling
Support gorilla conservation by recycling your old cell phones during Boo at the Zoo, and the gorillas will thank you with an extra treat! Drop phones off at the designated treat booth near the Willie B. Gorilla Conservation Center. Learn more about how our cell phone recycling program helps gorillas.

Download an Orangutan-friendly Halloween candy shopping guide! (PDF)
This guide lists candy brands made by companies that participate in the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, an international organization that works to develop sustainable ways to produce this ingredient, which is found in candy, cookies, cosmetics and many other products.

Boo at the Zoo is FREE for Zoo Members and children under 3; FREE with general admission

Treats are while supplies last!

Treats are while supplies last!

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