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Boo at the Zoo Returns to Columbus in Early October


POWELL, Ohio – Get ready for lighthearted Halloween fun without the fright during the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s annual Boo at the Zoo celebration, presented by Wendy’s. Due to continuing popularity of this event in years past, the Zoo is now offering FIVE weekends of Halloween fun! This merry-not-scary, frightfully delightful event will take place during the weekends of Oct. 1-3, Oct. 8-10, 15-17, 22-24 and 29-31.

The schedule is as follows:

Fridays | 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturdays | 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sundays | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This year’s Boo at the Zoo happenings include:

  • Jama’s Jack-O-Lantern Journey Seek-N-Find
  • Tommy C. Turtle’s Trick or Treat Trail
  • Character Ambassador Rolling Celebration
  • Halloween Homecoming at Frogwortz Academy
  • Zoo Boo Choo-Choo train ride through Vertebrate Village
  • Other themed areas and attractions

Know Before You Go:

To ensure a fun and safe experience for all, Columbus Zoo staff worked together with the Delaware General Health District on planning this event with COVID-19 safety protocols and other accommodations in place.

Whether it be train rides, musical fun, self-guided tours or candy stops, Boo at the Zoo offers fun for the whole family— all included with the price of regular Zoo admission or membership. Costumes are encouraged for this Halloween celebration; please visit the Zoo’s Calendar Page for more information about costume restrictions and requirements, as well as a schedule of activities. Tickets can be purchased by visiting ColumbusZoo.org.