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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.

Dates for 2019

Click the date to purchase tickets. For Zoothing Boo at the Zoo tickets, see below.

Oct. 26
Oct. 27

New event times: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Doors will open early at 10:30 a.m. for early bird ticket holders only. 


General Admission Tickets 

  • Treaters: $15
  • Akron Zoo member observers: $2
  • Non-member observers: $12
  • Non-member parking/shuttle fee: $3 per vehicle 


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 this year.

Akron Zoo member and early bird 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. 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 masks, face paint or other face coverings.

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!

Costume Character Meet and Greets 

Oct. 12

  • 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Captain Herione
  • 3 - 6 p.m.: Wayfinder Princess 

Oct.  13

  • 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Pocket Monster
  • 3 - 6 p.m.: Peter Pan 

Oct. 19

  • 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.: M. Mouse
  • 3 - 6 p.m.: Spider Hero

Oct. 20

  • 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Rapunzel
  • 3 - 6 p.m.: Panther Hero

Oct. 26

  • 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Troll Princess
  • 3 - 6 p.m.: Sci-Fi Hero

 Oct. 27

  • 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Super Hero
  • 3 - 6 p.m.:  Mermaid Princess

Costume characters provided by Imaginos Productions, LLC. 

Presenting sponsor:

Acme Community Cash Back Program


Zoothing Boo at the Zoo

Saturday, Oct. 19
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

We'll be opening an hour early for people with special needs who don’t like crowds or loud noises to trick-or-treat. Event tickets are required. Tickets are separate from Boo at the Zoo general admission tickets. Limited number of tickets available. 

Purchase Tickets

*Please note: The train and carousel will open at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 19.