October is Boo at the Zoo Nights

October is Boo at the Zoo Nights

Boo at the Zoo Nights is a Halloween Experience for the Kids

ST. LOUIS, MO/October 21, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) October is the month that the Ghouls and the Goblins come out and the St. Louis Zoo is already gearing up for some spooky Halloween fun!  Starting today through October 30, the St. Louis Zoo is hosting Boo at the Zoo Nights.

The event, presented by SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, is a fun time to bring out the little ones for a non-scary, kid-friendly Halloween experience.  The children are encouraged to wear costumes to add to the fun adventure.  Kids ages 12 and under will receive a treat bag before leaving.

Boo at the Zoo is a family-friendly event with young children who might be frightened, so visitors age 13 and over in costume are not allowed unless they are accompanying children.  Specifically, zoo policy requires no adults can be wearing a mask or otherwise have their face covered with face-painting, etc.

This year the zoo has made sure to provide Spooktacular fun for families with decorated grounds and lots of festive activities!  One of the new items this year is Pick a pumpkin, Paint a pumpkin!  You can find your new friend at the Tropical Traders gift shop and paint him with the help of Zoo volunteers with an additional $5 fee for the pumpkin.

Some of the other fun includes the new Witchy Walk that welcomes little monsters.  They’ll learn some wicked educational facts from the zoo’s friendly characters.  Kids can also start their haunted journey by posing with some pumpkins at the South Entrance or saluting a scarecrow at the North Entrance.  There will also be frolicking in Fragile Forest Fairyland and places to stick your face into bodies of a ghost, pumpkin, Frankenstein or a ghoulish mummy for an ultimately spooky photo.

The cost of Amission is:

$6 for Zoo members (ages 2+)

$7 for non-members (ages 2+)

Free for children under 2

$1 discount for children 2 to 12 in costume with on-site ticket purchase

Boo at the Zoo Nights

October 17–30, 2017

5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Purchase Tickets Online


By Kara Savio – published on STLRestaurant.News by St. Louis Media, LLC