Boo at the Zoo 2017
Friday, October 20 - Sunday, October 22
5:30-8:30 pm

Smithsonian's National Zoo
3001 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

With treat stations, animal demonstrations, keeper chats and decorated trails, this frightfully fun evening is a treat for the whole family. An entertainment stage will feature magicians, jugglers and a DJ spinning Halloween favorites. Don't miss a themed scarecrow field.

Treat stations will include goodies for all ages, including adult treats like craft beer and food tastings.

New to this year’s event is a sensory space in the Think Tank classroom for guests with sensory processing disabilities who would like a quiet place to take a break from trick-or-treating.

Superheroes, zombies, and princesses will all enjoy:

  • A commemorative Boo at the Zoo trick-or-treat bag
  • 40+ treat stations
  • Live entertainment
  • After-hours access to animal houses and exhibits, including:
    • Small Mammal House
    • Great Ape House
    • Reptile Discovery Center
    • Think Tank
    • Great Cats Circle
    • Elephant Community Center
    • Kids' Farm
    • Asia Trail (David M. Rubenstein Family Giant Panda Habitat will be closed)
  • Animal experiences and Zoo education stations
  • Rides on the Speedwell Conservation Carousel (additional charge)
  • A sensory space in the Think Tank classroom for guests with sensory processing disabilities to take a quiet break from trick-or-treating

For more information and to purchase tickets click here.