Boo at the Zoo

Oct 15-30

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.

Bring your own bag or bucket to trick-or-treat from 12 themed treat stations located throughout the zoo. Anyone is welcome to buy a treater ticket, and we have allergen-friendly options at each station!

Boo at the Zoo LogoDates for 2022

Oct. 15 - 16, 22 - 23 & 29 - 30

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.

Tickets are available at the beginning of September.


Online Tickets

  • Treaters: $15
  • Infants (Under 2 and NOT Trick-or-Treating): Free
  • Akron Zoo Member Observers: Free
  • Non-Member Observers: $12
  • Non-Member Parking/Shuttle Fee: $3 Per Vehicle

Walk-Up Tickets (tickets purchased at the door)

  • Treaters: $17
  • Infants (Under 2 and NOT Trick-or-Treating): Free
  • Akron Zoo Member Observers: $2
  • Non-Member Observers: $14
  • 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.

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 do require a ticket.

Adults may come in costume. However, adults are prohibited from covering their faces with costume masks 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!

Zoothing Boo at the Zoo

Oct. 29

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. Tickets are separate from general admission Boo at the Zoo.

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Presenting sponsor:

Costume characters are provided by Imaginos Productions, LLC.

Children in Boo at the Zoo photo op