Boo at the Zoo

Saturdays and Sundays, October 18, 19, 25, and 26

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

Halloween animal enrichment extravaganza 
Saturday, October 25
The animals join the fun during Saturday’s Boo at the Zoo! Find out when your favorite Zoo residents are getting Halloween surprises.
Go ape over these: Orangutans at 2 p.m., Orangutan Habitat One, and gorillas at 2:30 p.m., Gorilla Habitat One.

Watch for these:  
  • 9:30 a.m. – Bongos 
  • 9:30 a.m. – Naked mole rats
  • 10:15 a.m. – Red panda 
  • 11:45 a.m. – Bush dogs
  • 1:45 p.m. – Giant pandas 
  • 1:45 p.m. – Kangaroos  
  • 2 p.m. – Rhinos 
  • 2 p.m. – Giraffes  
  • 3:30 p.m. – Kunekune pig 
  • 3:45 p.m. – Raccoon dogs

Many other species may also have treats in their habitats throughout the day. Keep your eyes peeled, and check your Zoo map for locations.

Guests can enjoy spooktacular activities:

  • Enter the costume contest which starts at 11 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • Get crafty with special Halloween games and crafts
  • Boogie down to Little Beat, a live party DJ
  • Take pictures with characters such as Lily Mouse, Splat the Cat, Stellaluna, Zhu Zhu the giant panda and more!
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.


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

Treats are while supplies last!

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.


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