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Have Fun at the 2018 Boo at the Zoo!

Boo at the ZooWhen it comes to attending a properly spookified Halloween event, there are a few things that are needed for a seasonal bash: decor, creative costumes, candy and plenty of family-friendly activities.

And, this year, you can combine those tricks and treats with the cool sounds of wild animals at Buttonwood Park Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo weekends.

To get yourself ready for this Halloween party set for weekends throughout October, check out the need-to-know info in this guide. That way, you can dress up your little ones and prepare for a celebration of this candy-coated time of year.

Boo at the Zoo: Schedule

Kids in Halloween CostumesTo help you plan your night of Halloween-themed activities, let’s take a look at the 2018 schedule for Boo at the Zoo. Don’t forget that children under two years of age can attend this event for free!

October 12 – October 14

October 19 – October 21

October 25 – October 28

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Spooktacular Fun for Your Little Goblins

Instead of sticking to your usual Halloween tradition of attending a few costume parades with your little ones, why not mix it up a bit with something that’ll combine the best of both worlds: costumes, candy and cute critters?

Halloween CraftsWell, at this year’s Boo at the Zoo parties, you and your children are welcome to tour the slightly spooky attractions at Buttonwood Park Zoo. Donning your favorite Halloween costumes, your family can enjoy free rides on the Spooky Express, where you’ll take a train through the Witches’ Den, and the Wildlife Carousel.

Walk your way through the decked-out grounds of this local destination meandering along the Trick or Treat Trail with a stop at the Shipwreck Cove maze.

As if that weren’t enough to send a chill up your spine, Charlie’s Nature Play provides your youngsters with a space to explore all that nature has to offer at night. Plus, this attraction is new for this year, so make sure to stop by so that your kids can expend some of the energy from their Halloween candy feast.

Baby BOO at the Zoo

Halloween Contest Got an extra-tiny tot who wants to join in on all the Halloween fun at Buttonwood Park Zoo? If so, this locale is holding their annual Baby BOO at the Zoo, taking place on Wednesday, October 31, from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM.

Here, your toddlers can dance to the tunes of DJ Danny Levin, all while showing off their best costumes in the Halloween parade. Plus, prizes are awarded to those who pull out all the stops for their All Hallows’ Eve outfit.

The categories for this costume contest include Cutest Costume, Best Animal Costume, Best Parent-Child Costume, and Most Creative Costume. So, pull out that sewing kit and start creating that awe-inspiring, handmade costume for you and your kids!

Sponsorship & Animal Encounters

Of course, all your fun at this spookified locale comes with plenty of opportunities to be part of the fun while supporting the Zoo’s mission. The proceeds of tickets support the Zoo’s educational and family programs.

Thanks to those proceeds, you can expect this family-friendly hotspot to continue to churn out exciting events and activities for your kids.

On top of all the fun activities, you’re sure to spot some Zoo residents making an appearance.

Join this Monster Bash for a Good Time!

With all the tricks and treats found at Buttonwood Park Zoo’s 2018 Boo at the Zoo, we’re surprised you aren’t already donning your favorite costume in preparation for this slightly-spooky fun-filled event.

In the meantime, snag your tickets to this bash and stay updated on information by visiting the Buttonwood Park Zoo Facebook page. That way, you can look forward to all the activities housed inside this zoo.


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Monday: 9:00AM - 8:00PM

Tuesday: 9:00AM - 8:00PM

Wednesday: 9:00AM - 8:00PM

Thursday: 9:00AM - 8:00PM

Friday: 9:00AM - 6:00PM

Saturday: 9:00AM - 6:00PM

Sunday: 12:00PM - 5:00PM


Monday: 7:30AM - 6:00PM

Tuesday: 7:30AM - 6:00PM

Wednesday: 7:30AM - 6:00PM

Thursday: 7:30AM - 6:00PM

Friday: 7:30AM - 6:00PM

Saturday: 7:30AM - 4:00PM

Sunday: Closed


Monday: 7:30AM - 6:00PM

Tuesday: 7:30AM - 6:00PM

Wednesday: 7:30AM - 6:00PM

Thursday: 7:30AM - 6:00PM

Friday: 7:30AM - 6:00PM

Saturday: 7:30AM - 4:00PM

Sunday: Closed