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Boo at the Zoo

Dress up in costume and explore your Akron Zoo decorated for a non-scary Howl-O-Ween Celebration, presented by Acme Fresh Market. Enjoy themed selfie stations throughout the park, meet some of your favorite mascots and receive a goodie bag at the end of your fang-tastic adventure! 

Dates for 2020

Saturdays & Sundays
Oct. 10-11, 17-18, 24-25 & 31
11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Member-Only Times

Fridays, Oct. 9, 16, 23 & 30
4 - 7 p.m.

All guests must have a ticket to enter, including free member adults. Tickets must be purchased in advance and must have a reserved time slot to enter. Tickets are not available at Acme Fresh Market stores this year. 

To avoid overcrowding, tickets are available via time ticketing. The half-hour time period selected for your tickets is the time you must enter the park. Entry will only be available during your time slot. Early or late admission cannot be allowed.

All guests, ages 10 and older, are required to wear a COVID face covering at all times when in the Akron Zoo. All our COVID-19 safety precautions will be in place during the event. 

Adults may come in costume, however, we ask that adults do not wear scary costumes.


  • Akron Zoo member adult: Free
  • Non-member adult: $10
  • Akron Zoo member child: $7
  • Non-member child: $13
  • Infants (under two): Free
  • Non-member parking/shuttle fee: $3 per vehicle 

All children tickets will receive a pre-stuffed treat bag at the end of their visit. Infants will not receive a treat bag.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION for buying tickets: 

Akron Zoo member 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. 

Please pay attention to the date and time you are purchasing. No rescheduling of times or dates is available. 

Purchase Tickets

Teal Pumpkin Project

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

Zoothing Howl-O-Ween Celebration

We're offering a time for guests with special needs to visit and enjoy the event without loud noises and crowds. 

Saturday, Oct. 24 
5:30 - 7 p.m.

Tickets are separate from general admission Howl-O-Ween Celebration. 

Zoothing Tickets

Presenting sponsor:

Acme Community Cash Back Program

Costume characters provided by Imaginos Productions, LLC.