Merry and scary fun at Binder Park’s ZooBoo Oct. 19-30


ZooBoo at Binder Park Zoo is one of the surest signs that fall has arrived and the annual Halloween attraction kicks off with the Community Pumpkin Carve on Monday, Oct. 17 from 4-7 pm. Free to the public, guests are invited to meet at the Zoo and carve a pumpkin, while supplies last. ZooBoo officially opens to the public on Oct. 19 and runs through Oct. 30, Wednesday through Sunday each week. Admission is $6.50 or $11.50 for an all-access wristband. Detailed information can be found here.


A community tradition for over 30 years, ZooBoo is a fun, safe and unique place for families to celebrate the Halloween season. The Zoo is asking visitors to make it a “green” Halloween and bring your own treat bag for the Trick or Treat Trail. ZooBoo guests will enjoy hayrides, train and carousel rides, paintball, black light mini-golf and the popular BooVille Carnival. Magicians and ventriloquists will perform on the weekend and special animal presentations will add to the Halloween excitement. The Zoo’s weather-hardy animals will be on exhibit including the snow leopard, black bears, Australian dingoes, African painted dogs and red panda.


A revamped Haunted Africa might scare those who dare! Thrill-seekers can embark on an epically scary safari through Wild Africa where mysterious creatures lurk. Haunted Africa is recommended for guests age 13 and up and parental supervision is suggested. Haunted Africa runs Friday and Saturday evening only, from 6:30pm to 10:30pm and requires an additional $5 fee. Please note that the African animals will not be on exhibit during Haunted Africa.


ZooBoo hours are WednesdayFriday 5-8 pm and Saturday and Sunday 1-8 pm. Tickets are $5.50 for Zoo members and $6.50 for non-members. Take advantage of the All Access Wristband and get unlimited rides, 5 tickets for the BooVille Carnival and a Trick-or-Treat Trail token.


For more information, go here  or call 269.979.1351.