Boo at the Zoo

OCT 12-27

No tricks, all treats! Put on your costume, grab a candy bag and head to the zoo for this extraordinary Halloween experience, presented by Acme Fresh Market.

Treaters will visit 12 different themed stations around the zoo to collect treats. Anyone is welcome to buy a treater ticket, and we have allergen friendly options at each station!

Purchase exclusive Boo at the Zoo gear on our Online Store!

Boo at the Zoo LogoDates for 2024

  • Oct. 12 - 13, 19 - 20, & 26 - 27

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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION for buying tickets

All guests (excluding infants) 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.

Ticket Definitions

  • Treater: Anyone who wishes to collect treats from each treat station, 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 are the only guests who do not require a ticket.

Adults may come in costume. However, adults are prohibited from covering their faces with costume masks, mascot heads or face paint.

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!

Presenting sponsor:

ACME Community Cash back Program


If you would like to become a sponsor of Boo at the Zoo, please contact Caroline Lutz at 330-375-2550 ext. 7231 or email


Costume characters are provided by Imaginos Productions, LLC.

Volunteer During Boo

Looking for a great fall volunteer opportunity? We are looking for 400 adult volunteers to help with Boo at the Zoo!

Children in Boo at the Zoo photo op