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Boo at the Zoo

October 6, 2023 - October 29, 2023

boo at the zoo

Boo at the Zoo returns to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium on October 6th, 7th, and 8th, 2023, and every weekend throughout October. This annual, Halloween-themed event is a Central Ohio favorite. Bring your love for animals to celebrate Halloween in a unique way.

About Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo is a family-friendly event that is fun for all ages. Guests are encouraged to dress in their favorite family-appropriate costumes and come ready for fun. No weapons, even if fake, will be permitted. Adults should not have costumes that cover their faces.

Through October, the zoo will be decorated with Halloween decorations.

During festivity hours, you and your family will be able to check out many of the animals, character ambassadors, the Boo at the Zoo Choo Choo, a Halloween-themed train ride around parts of the zoo as well as trick or treat at several trick or treat stations, which will be located throughout the zoo grounds.

Looking for things to do while you visit? Check out our Columbus Zoo Guide.

Boo at the Zoo Dates – 2023

Boo at the Zoo takes place on the following dates:

  • October 6th, 7th, and 8th
  • October 13th, 14th, and 15th
  • October 20th, 21st, and 22nd
  • October 27th, 28th and 29th

Boo at the Zoo Hours

Event hours are as follows:

Fridays:  5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Saturdays: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sundays: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

On Fridays, the zoo opens at 10:00 am; however, Boo at the Zoo does not start until 5:00 pm.



October 6, 2023
October 29, 2023
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The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
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The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
4850 W Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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