HOUSTON (Oct. 5, 2018) – Lions and tigers and bears and Spider-Man and Elsa and Mario, oh my! Houston’s best family-friendly Halloween event is back at the Houston Zoo this October.

It’s time for Zoo Boo, presented by LyondellBasell. During this event, guests can enjoy safe Halloween trick-or-treating, music, and fun activities with a wild twist on Fridays, Oct. 12, 19, and 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 13-14, 20-21, 27-28 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Children can pick a child-sized pumpkin to decorate from the Whataburger Pumpkin Patch; wander through the Not-So-Creepy Creature Maze; show off their best Zoo Boo costume and learn how to dance like a zombie at the Monster Mashquerade on Saturdays and Sundays; test their competition skills in a witch-hat ring toss, cornhole, and Halloween tic-tac-toe in the Festival of Fun; channel their inner artist and contribute to our Monster Mural; and get spooky stamps. Children of all ages can learn interesting animal facts as they try to guess what’s in the Zoo Boo Mystery Boxes; all this plus Halloween-themed Meet the Keeper Talks, presented by Phillips 66, and goodies to satisfy a sweet tooth at the Metro by T-Mobile Candy Corner stations. See all the spooktacular Zoo Boo activities online at http://www.houstonzoo.org/zooboo/.

Guests are also invited to learn all about how the Houston Zoo helps howler monkeys in the wild at the Howlerween activity. Here, children can go on a discovery of what kind of habitat and food a howler monkey needs, and what organizations are doing to help this species.

All Zoo Boo activities are included with paid zoo admission.  Zoo Boo is free for zoo members.

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More Spooky Opportunities

Halloween Zoovie Night – Saturday, Oct. 27
All little ghouls and goblins are invited to bring their blankets to enjoy a Zoovie Night Halloween movie on a giant outdoor screen! Votes are being cast for the movie online through Sunday, Oct. 14 https://www.houstonzoo.org/halloween-zoovie-nights/.  The winning movie viewing, plus other spooktacular games and activities are all part of paid zoo admission and free for zoo members.

Special Edition Zoo Sprouts: Spooky Sprout Safari – Oct. 30 & 31
This one-hour spooky safari will take little ones by habitats where the animals look like they are dressed in their Halloween best, introduce them to some favorite Ambassador Animals, fill trick-or-treat bags with nature’s goodies like shells, stones, tree cookies and so much more. This event is for children 18 months through 5 years old and is a separately ticketed activity. For more information, visit https://www.houstonzoo.org/education/early-childhood/