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Boo at the Zoo

Dress your little ghosts and goblins in their costumes for everyone's favorite non-scary Halloween event, Boo at the Zoo, presented by Acme Fresh Market. Bring your own bag or bucket to collect treats from 12 themed treat stations located throughout the zoo.

Costume characters will be available from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily for fun photo opportunities! 

Dates for 2021

Oct. 16-17, 23-24 and 30-31
11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Doors will open early at 10:30 a.m. for online ticket holders only. 
Ticket sales close at 6 p.m. each day. Entrance into the zoo after 6 p.m. will not be permitted. 

Purchase tickets below. 


Online Tickets

  • Treaters: $13
  • Akron Zoo member observers: Free
  • Non-member observers: $10
  • Non-member parking/shuttle fee: $3 per vehicle

Walk-Up Tickets (tickets purchased at the door)

  • Treaters: $15
  • Akron Zoo member observers: $2
  • Non-member observers: $12
  • Non-member parking/shuttle fee: $5 per vehicle 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION for buying tickets: 

All guests must have a ticket to enter, including free MEMBER observers. Tickets are available online and at the Akron Zoo box office. Tickets are not available at Acme Fresh Market stores.

Akron Zoo member and online discounts will appear once tickets have been added to your cart.  Please make sure to log in and then continue to check-out to view your discount.

We do have a new online system and all guests, including Akron Zoo members, will need to create a new account if you have not done so already after March 1, 2019. After creating an account, make sure you are logged in. 

Ticket Definitions

  • Trick-or-treater: Anyone who wishes to collect treats from each treat stations, regardless of age.
  • Observer: Anyone, including members, visiting the zoo who does not wish to trick-or-treat.
  • Infant: Children under two who will NOT be trick-or-treating. Infants do require a ticket.  

Adults may come in costume, however, adults are prohibited from covering their face with costume masks or  face paint.

We are asking all guests who are medical able to please wear a COVID mask in all indoor buildings. 

Purchase Tickets

Click on the date to purchase tickets.

Oct. 30
Oct. 31

Teal Pumpkin Project

We offer non-food items for children with food allergies. Let the volunteers at the treat know that you're a Teal Pumpkin participant, and they'll have a special treat just for you!

Zoothing Boo at the Zoo

Saturday, Oct. 30
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

We'll be opening an hour early for people with different abilities who don’t like crowds or loud noises to trick-or-treat. 

Learn more

Presenting sponsor:

Acme Community Cash Back Program

Additional sponsors:

Ohio State Waterproofing

Leaf Home Water Solutions

Urban Air Adventure Park

Leaf Filter Gutter Protection

JR Bath.com

Leaf Guard

Costume Characters provided by Imaginos Productions, LLC.