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2020 Season: May 25-November 1

2020 Zoo Boo Weekends

Walk Thru: Oct 17, 18, 24, & 25
Drive Thru: Oct 31 & Nov 1

Family friendly Halloween fun at the zoo!

The zoo will be decorated, and some animals will receive Halloween themed enrichment. This year’s Zoo Boo will be weekends only, and offer details will be different from previous years. Please review the information below, as well as our 2020 visitor information page, to help plan for your visit.

We are very sorry, but there will be no trick or treating in the zoo this year.

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 -Special Offer-

Children ages 3-12 in costume can receive free admission on October 17, 18, 24, & 25 with the purchase of adult Zoo Boo admission. 2 Free children allowed per adult Zoo Boo admission.

*Maximum of 2 free children per adult Zoo Boo admission purchased, and children must be in costume to be eligible for the offer. Zoo Boo Admission MUST be purchased in advance online, and a reservation must be made online for children in costume to receive the free offer. This can be done under the “Zoo Boo Days Admission” section on our ticket sales site. This offer is not available on weekdays. Free child offer cannot be combined with Previously Purchased Admission, military rates, or any other offers. Free child in costume offer cannot be applied to Zoofari Drive Thru admission.

Offer is only available for families and is not valid for birthday parties, private event packages, field trips, day cares, boy scout or girl scout troops, corporate outings, or other groups. Offer applies to admission only and cannot be applied to Zoo-It-All admission, EARTH memberships, or Value Passes.

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Zoofari Drive Thru

Saturday, October 31 & Sunday, November 1

Enjoy the zoo from the comfort and safety of your vehicle during a Zoofari Drive Thru tour!

We will not be open as a walk thru on 10/31 and 11/1. Free child in costume offer cannot be applied to the price of Zoofari Drive Thru tours. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance online.

Learn more about Zoofari Drive Thru Tours.

 

2020 Zoo Boo Weekends Schedule

When attending any enrichment sessions, presentations, or keeper talks, please remember that guests are required to wear a face mask covering their nose and mouth at all times during their visit. Please practice social distancing and remain at least 6 feet from other visitor groups.

Click here for full 2020 visitor guidelines.

Click to Expand the 2020 Zoo Boo Schedule

Schedule is subject to change without notice. Outdoor presentations are weather permitting, and some keeper talks and enrichment sessions may be canceled if it rains or if temperatures are too cold (below 50 degrees).

Saturday, October 17

Throughout the day: Enrichment for Reptiles in the Indoor Reptile Exhibit

Throughout the day: Enrichment for Hoofstock Species

11:30am: Keeper Talk + Enrichment at the Serval Habitat

1:00pm: Meet & Greet with Parrots at the Bird Show Arena

1:30pm-2:30pm: Creepy Crawlies Up Close outside of the reptile exhibit. Stop by between 1:30pm and 2:30pm for a brief meet and greet with some of EARTH’s creepier animal ambassadors!

2:00pm: Enrichment at the Lion & Tiger Habitats

3:00pm: Keeper Talk with Red-Legged Seriema at the Bird Show Arena

4:00pm: Keeper Talk + Enrichment at the Coati Habitat

Sunday, October 18

Throughout the day: Enrichment for Reptiles in the Indoor Reptile Exhibit

Throughout the day: Enrichment for Hoofstock Species

11:30am: Keeper Talk + Enrichment at the Serval Habitat

1:00pm: Meet & Greet with Parrots at the Bird Show Arena

1:30pm-2:30pm: Creepy Crawlies Up Close outside of the reptile exhibit. Stop by between 1:30pm and 2:30pm for a brief meet and greet with some of EARTH’s creepier animal ambassadors!

2:00pm: Enrichment at the Squirrel Monkey Habitat

2:00pm: Enrichment at the Hyena Habitat

2:30pm: Enrichment at the Black Capped Capuchin Habitat

3:00pm: Keeper Talk with Red-Legged Seriema at the Bird Show Arena

4:00pm: Keeper Talk + Enrichment at the Coati Habitat

Saturday, October 24

Throughout the day: Enrichment for Reptiles in the Indoor Reptile Exhibit

Throughout the day: Enrichment for Hoofstock Species

11:30am: Keeper Talk + Enrichment at the Serval Habitat

1:00pm: Meet & Greet with Parrots at the Bird Show Arena

1:30pm-2:30pm: Creepy Crawlies Up Close outside of the reptile exhibit. Stop by between 1:30pm and 2:30pm for a brief meet and greet with some of EARTH’s creepier animal ambassadors!

2:00pm: Enrichment at the Lion & Tiger Habitats

3:00pm: Keeper Talk with Red-Legged Seriema at the Bird Show Arena

4:00pm: Keeper Talk + Enrichment at the Coati Habitat

Sunday, October 25
HARVEST FEST

Throughout the day: Enrichment for Reptiles in the Indoor Reptile Exhibit

Throughout the day: Enrichment for Hoofstock Species

Throughout the day: Enrichment for Monkeys and Apes

11:30am: Keeper Talk + Enrichment at the Serval Habitat

11:30am: Keeper Talk with Russell Crow the pied crow outside of Bird Show Arena

1:00pm: Meet & Greet with parrots at the Bird Show Arena

1:30pm-2:30pm: Creepy Crawlies Up Close outside of the reptile exhibit. Stop by between 1:30pm and 2:30pm for a brief meet and greet with some of EARTH’s creepier animal ambassadors!

2:00pm: Enrichment at the Hyena Habitat

3:00pm: Keeper talk with Red-Legged Seriema at the Bird Show Arena

4:00pm:  Keeper Talk + Enrichment at the Coati Habitat

2020 Zoo Boo Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question that you do not see below, please email our Guest Services at guestservices@southwickszoo.com or call 1-800-258-9182 ext 211.

Do I need to wear a mask? Are there other special guidelines to follow?

Yes, guests are REQUIRED to wear a mask covering their face and nose during their zoo visit.  In addition to our usual rules and guidelines, all zoo visitors must follow our 2020 visitor guidelines.

Zoo Boo is one of our most popular events. We are operating at a reduced capacity, however, we will likely be busy. If you do not feel comfortable being around other visitors at this time, we strongly recommend visiting on a less popular day or visiting us as a Drive Thru.

We are committed to ensuring that our visitors have an enjoyable experience, and we are taking measures to promote social distancing, but we cannot guarantee you won’t be exposed to COVID-19. We rely on you to protect yourself too. Please review our 2020 visitor information page for additional guidelines.

Can I purchase tickets at the door?

No, admission tickets cannot be purchased at the entrance. Admission tickets MUST be purchased in advance online for your visit date and entry time. Zoo Boo admission can be purchased under the “Zoo Boo Days Admission” section of our ticket sales site.

If you have pre-purchased tickets (i.e. tickets you purchased before the start of our 2020 season, unused 2019 tickets, donated tickets, etc.), please make a reservation for your visit date and entry time under the “Previously Purchased Tickets Reservation” section.

Reminder: The Zoo Boo free child offer CANNOT be combined with previously purchased tickets, military rates, or other offers.

We are required by the state to limit our daily capacity, so each entry time has a limited number of tickets available. We do not recommend waiting until the last minute to purchase tickets or make your reservation.

Click here to purchase tickets or make your reservation.

Can I use my EARTH Membership to visit during Zoo Boo?

Yes, members of EARTH Limited can use their membership to visit during Zoo Boo. Click here to make your member reservation.

Reminder: The free child in costume offer is only available with the purchase of adult Zoo Boo admission online.

How does the free child in costume offer work? Do I need to make a reservation?

Yes, you will need to enter your number of free children in costume when you purchase your adult Zoo Boo admission online.

A maximum of 2 free children (ages 3-12) are allowed per adult Zoo Boo admission purchased.

You do not need to purchase tickets or make a reservation for children ages 2 years and younger.

Admission tickets MUST be purchased in advance online for your visit date and entry time. Zoo Boo admission can be purchased under the “Zoo Boo Days Admission” section of our ticket sales site.

Reminder: The Zoo Boo free child offer CANNOT be combined with previously purchased tickets, military rates, or other offers.

We are required to limit our daily capacity, so each entry time has a limited number of tickets available. We do not recommend waiting until the last minute to purchase tickets.

Click here to purchase Zoo Boo admission.

Do I need to purchase tickets or make a reservation for children ages 2 years and younger?

You do not need to purchase admission tickets or make a reservation for kids ages 2 years or younger.

Can kids trick or treat in the zoo?

We are very sorry, however there will be no trick or treating in the zoo this year due to COVID.

Will there be a Harvest Fest event this year?

Yes, Harvest Fest will take place on Sunday, October 25th. Click here to learn more.

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