🎃Get ready! Boo at the Zoo, presented by Mist Twst, will returned to the Columbus Zoo this fall on Oct. 20-22 and 27-29! Bring the whole family out to this «merry-not-scary» Halloween event of heroic proportions. Special regions are dressed up for this spooky-kooky holiday at the Zoo. This special event is included with your Columbus Zoo membership or paid admission. The following is a list of activies to enjoy on these select days!👻
EVENT ACTIVITY TIMES
Fridays (10/20 & 27): 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (the Zoo opens at 10 a.m., but Boo festivities begin at 5 p.m.)
Saturdays (10/21 & 28): 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sundays (10/22 & 29): 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
BATMAN AND WONDER WOMAN
Located in the Zoo's Entry Village
The Dark Knight and the Amazon Princess are taking time out from saving the planet to be a part of the Boo at the Zoo festivities. They will be making several appearances throughout the day.
Fridays: 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays: 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.,
5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.
ANIMALS ON SAFARI — HOWL-OWEEN
During this spooky-kooky time of year, the antics of the animals at the camp increase. They are bound to frightfully delight you during this 20 minute show featuring many of our exotic, barnyard and domestic animals.
Fridays: 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and 8:00 p.m.
Sundays: 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m.
ROLLING «SHELL»- ABRATION featuring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Your favorite Heroes in a half shell board the character express and roll through the Zoo during this one of a kind totally awesome Halloween celebration on wheels.
TURTLE TIME WITH THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
COWABUNGA DUDES! Conservation Lake comes alive when our friends from the New York City sewers, Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael come out of hiding to say hello to all of you at the Turtle Trellis.
Located in North America
Hanna's Hay Ride
Since Jungle Jack can’t be here, he has arranged FREE transportation to and from Pumpkin Junction and Conservation Lake on this tractor-pulled trailer with some Halloween surprises along the way.
*Subject to weather conditions and brought to you by the Otterbein University Theatre Department and Pine Acres Carriage Service, LLC.
Pumpkin Junction Express
Travel through the quaint little town of Pumpkin Junction as the townspeople put on their annual pumpkin festival.
*Additional fees may apply, free for gold members. Ride is subject to weather and mechanical conditions.
Spookley the Square Pumpkin
My House at Habitat Hollow presents the story of Spookley Square Pumpkin. It's hip to be square — and that's why Spookley story is increasing in popularity every year. This very unique pumpkin has a delightful story about how good being different can be.
Story Times: TBD
Giant Pumpkin Carving
Don’t miss out on these giant gourds being carved throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday.
Pumpkin Patch Seek-n-Find brought to you by Disney on Ice presents Reach for the Stars
Walk through a magical pumpkin patch and match the pumpkin to the your favorite Disney character who created it to be entered to win magical prizes from Disney on Ice and the Zoo.
Be sure to pick up your seek-n-find forms at the Wolverine Cabin.
Oak Ridge Bears Halloween Hoedown
The Oak Ridge Bears, Roscoe, Rufus, Jasper and Zeke, have returned to the Zoo for a stop on their world tour and are here for some toe-tappin’, knee slappin’ musical fun.
*Located in the Batelle Ice Bear Outpost
Travel to numerous animal habitats all over the Zoo and and watch the animals get into the Halloween spirit and smash their pumpkins (or the equivalent.)
Located in Asia Quest
Frogwortz Academy Open House
Headmaster Hopenflor invites you to take a self-guided tour of this one-of-a-kind school with a wonderful wizardry curriculum. This magical experience is sure to leave you spellbound!
At various times throughout the day, you have the chance to learn how to conjure up some magic of your own right form the Frogwortz Spellbook.
*Brought to you by the Otterbein Theatre Department
Check out these animated shorts brought to life with 4-D multi-sensory effects. Take part in one of these immersive experiences for the whole family to enjoy.
*Additional fees may apply, free for gold members and those who have Zoo-it-All wristbands.
DINO ISLAND BOAT RIDE
Located in Australia and The Islands
Take one final voyage and climb aboard for an epic adventure 65 million years in the making. Closes at dusk.
*Additional fees may apply, free for gold members and those who have Zoo-it-All wristbands. Ride is subject to weather and mechanical conditions.
To ensure a fun and safe event for all, we ask all of our Boo at the Zoo guests to adhere to the following policy:
— Guests younger than 13 years old and their guardians are encouraged to wear costumes however, adults cannot wear costumes that cover their faces.
— The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is a family destination, creative costumes are encouraged and should be in good taste.
— Weapons, as part of the costume (real or fake) are not permitted.
— Any guests not wearing proper attire will be asked to either put on the appropriate attire or to leave the park.
Fifth Third Bank
Disney On Ice Reach for the Stars
* Event details are subject to change without notice.