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Houston Zoo

Zoo Boo

Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 – Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019

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We’re inviting all little ghouls and goblins to celebrate fall festivities at the Houston Zoo with activities that are fun for the entire family. We encourage all kids to come dressed in their spookiest or prettiest Halloween costume!

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Event Details

Celebrate your fall festivities and join us for Zoo Boo presented by LyondellBasell. Activities will include the Whataburger Pumpkin Patch, Monster Mural, spooky stamp station, plenty of photo ops, Meet the Keeper Talks Presented by Phillips 66, DJ, and kids will receive a stamp at our Candy Corn Maze stations! All Zoo Boo activities are included with your paid Zoo admission. Zoo Boo is FREE for all Members.

Zoo Boo Dates: 
October 11, 12 and 13
October 18, 19 and 20
October 25, 26 and 27

Friday Hours: 
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday Hours: 
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Please Note: Our Medical Center entrance (West Gate) is only open on Saturdays & Sundays, and will not be open for Friday Zoo Boo.

VIEW ZOO BOO SCHEDULE & MAP

Member Early Entrance:
Saturday, October 19, Early entrance at 8:00 a.m.
Members can get an early start on your favorite Zoo Boo activities, including the Whataburger Pumpkin Patch, the Monster Mural, and much more!

 


Zoo Boo Guidelines

Zoo Boo is a family-friendly event, and all costumes must be appropriate for ghouls of all ages. Adults are welcome to come in costume, but must leave their face clearly visible at all times; adults in heavy makeup or masks will not be allowed into the Zoo.

Restricted items include but are not limited to:

  • Toy weapons of any kind (swords, knives, galactic blasters, etc.)
  • Fireworks of any kind
  • Excessively gory or non-family friendly props or items
  • Inflatable objects and costumes

The Houston Zoo cannot hold any items for guests at the Guest Relations Office. Please leave all unsecured or restricted items in your personal vehicle or at home.

HOURS & ADMISSION

  • Daylight Savings Time, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm (last admission 6pm)
    Central Standard Time, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm (last admission 5pm)
    Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, All hours subject to change - See website for more details
    Zoo Lights Times: Daytime 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Zoo Lights: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Adults 12-64: $19.95 Children 2-11: $15.95 Seniors 65+: $14.95 Children 1 and under are free. | The Houston Zoo offers free admission to guests on the first Tuesday of each month September through May from 12:00 p.m. until closing. Does not apply to June, July and August.

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Paid Parking
  • The Houston Zoo does not have its own parking lot; free parking is available in Hermann Park. Please note, parking is limited so consider arriving early or using public transportation.

Special Offers / Dining

Wherever you are in the Houston Zoo, you’re never far away from a snack. Cafes, carts and kiosks are located throughout the Zoo and feature items such as burgers, salads, hot dogs, soft pretzels, popcorn, fresh fruit, beverages and more.

 

Food Trucks

Our chefs are constantly working to provide Zoo guests with exciting new options for refreshments. The latest addition includes themed food trucks with a variety of savory and sweet options. Visit the Masakan truck located near our jaguar habitat for Asian inspired cuisine, and our BBQ Americana trailer for smoked meats and classic sides.

 

Macaw Café

The perfect place to grab a quick bite as you enter the Zoo, Macaw Café offers a seasonal rotation of market salads and wraps, sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, fries, and a variety of treats such as parfaits, cookies, trail mix, and fresh fruit.

 

Herzstein Trading Post

Feeling the need for a sweet treat? Here’s your place. Located at the entrance of African Forest, the Trading Post offers Dole Whips as well as a variety of other snacks and treats, including cookies, large pretzels, and popcorn. You’ll also find beverages like soda, juice and Saint Arnold beer.

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