Due to the pleasant forecast that is expected for October 22, we are anticipating a large number of guests attending this event.

In the instance that parking on Zoo grounds is unavailable and at capacity, the Detroit Zoo has arranged a free shuttle that will take you to and from Zoo Boo.
Learn more here.


Join us for a merry-not-scary celebration!

Zoo Boo, presented by Beaumont Children’s, returns to the Detroit Zoo for guests of all ages!

Explore the Zoo and experience festive pumpkin displays, strolling entertainment from jugglers and magicians and capture memories with themed photo opportunities all while visiting each of the trick-or-treating spots scattered throughout the Zoo!

The entire Zoo will be open, allowing you to visit your favorite animals and watch them enjoy a treat of their own. Special Halloween-themed enrichment activities will be taking place each day at various animal habitats! These activities are designed to simulate natural behaviors like foraging.

What to expect:

  • Strolling entertainment
  • Trick-or-treating stations throughout the Zoo
  • Halloween face painting
  • Photo opportunities
  • Education stations
  • Habitat chats
  • Animal enrichment
  • Access to the Zoo’s naturalistic habitats

New this year: Themed weekends
We’re taking the fun to the next level with special themed weekends! Throughout the month of October, we will be decorating the park each weekend to honor our favorite heroes and villains, celebrate our friends in the animal kingdom or cast a spell over Metro Detroit.

Want to join in on the extra special fun? Feel free to dress up according to each weekends theme! All costumes are welcomed during Zoo Boo.

Themed weekends include:

  • Wildlife and Wild Places| Oct. 8-9
  • Witches, Warlocks and Werewolves, oh my! | Oct. 15-16
  • Heroes and Villains | Oct. 21-23


General admission rate: $17-$23
Parking: $8 per car for all Zoo Boo attendees, including DZS members.
Theater + add on $7 per person: Add on includes a ticket to the 4D Theater and your choice of the Carousel OR train.
Please note, this pass does not include Zoo Boo admission. 4D movie choices are Tiny Giants 4D Experience and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – The 4D Experience. Click here to view trailers.

Children younger than 2 are admitted free. Space is limited, and prices vary subject to time and date. Tickets can be purchased either online or on site at Customer Care during daytime Zoo hours. All tickets must be purchased in advance; walk-up tickets will not be sold at the gate. The best way to guarantee your Zoo Boo experience is to purchase tickets in advance online.

Beaumont Children’s experts are providing tips to help families enjoy a safe and happy Halloween at www.beaumont.org/zoo-boo.