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Boo at the Zoo

North Carolina Zoo (Zooligical Park)
North Carolina Zoo Saturday & Sunday October 26th & 27th 10am-4pm $3 fee in addition to zoo admission.

Celebrate Halloween at the Zoo! Boo at the Zoo is a family-friendly event of daytime Halloween fun. Enjoy trick-or-treat games, live music, entertainment, face painting, animal encounters and our popular children’s costume contest. Gather up the entire family  - all ages will enjoy this annual fall event at the Zoo.

Tickets for Boo may be purchased at the Zoo"s North America or Africa admission gates.

Held both Saturday, Oct. 26 and Sunday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.



Register in Africa Amphitheater. Registration starts at 2:00 pm and closes at 2:50 pm SHARP. Please plan to register during this time if you want to enter the costume contest. Ages for the contest are separated into three categories each day: Infant to Age 3, Age 4 to Age 7, Age 8- Age 12. There are 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each age group. Adults can walk the stage with their children. Adults may not wear masks or face paint according to North Carolina state law see below.

( § 14-12.8.  Wearing of masks, hoods, etc., on public property.No person or persons shall in this State, while wearing any mask, hood or device whereby the person, face or voice is disguised so as to conceal the identity of the wearer, enter, or appear upon or within the public property of any municipality or county of the State, or of the State of North Carolina. (1953, c. 1193, s. 7.)    


Saturday                                                 Sunday    
AFRICA STAGE                                      AFRICA STAGE
10:00 AM    Healing Force                      10:00 AM    Healing Force    
10:45 AM    Encounter Animal                10:45 AM    Encounter Animal    
11:00 AM    Rick Hubbard Kazoo Band  11:00 AM    Rick Hubbard Kazoo Band  
11:45 AM    Break                                    11:45 AM    Break
12:00 PM    Native American Story         12:00 PM    Native American Story    
12:45 PM    Break                                   12:45 PM    Break
1:00 PM      Rhino Leap                            1:00 PM    Rhino Leap    
1:45 PM      Encounter Animal                  1:45 PM    Encounter Animal    
2:00 PM      Rick Hubbard Kazoo Band    2:00 PM    Rick Hubbard Kazoo Band    
3:00 PM      Costume Contest                   3:00 PM    Costume Contest    


Saturday 12:00:00 PM                          Sunday 11:00:00 AM        
Simon and Siouxsie                               NC Zoo Bird  and Animal Encounter

PUMPKIN PALOOZA- Our residents enjoy pumpkins too! Come see how they react to their treats!

Saturday and Sunday- North America
10:00 – Ocelot    
10:00 – Cougar    
10:00 –Prairie Elk and Bison
 10:30 Seals and Sea Lions    
11:30 – Peregrine Falcon    
11:30 – Polar Bear    
11:45 - Black Bear    
2:00- Otter    
2:30 - Sandcat    
Saturday and Sunday - Africa
9:30 – Gorilla    
10:00 – Elephants    
12:00- Rhinos    
1:30 - Red River Hogs    
2:00 – Chimp    
2:30 – Lemur    


Princess Photo Op Tent, FBI Kids Safety station, Spooky Face-painting, Bubbles and hula hoops, Games and prizes, Guess the Weight of the Pumpkin contest

This event is $3 per person plus Zoo admission. No advance tickets sales, day of event purchase tickets for Boo at any admission gate. The event will be held in the Africa Amphitheater weather permitting. In the event of rain, Boo at the NC Zoo will be held at the Solar Pointe Shelters in North America. Tram service will be provided to Solar Pointe Shelters from North America and Africa in the case of rain.