Photos: Boo at the Zoo Haunts Us For Another Year

Photos: Boo at the Zoo Haunts Us For Another Year

I had a chance to cover something I’ve always heard was a fun time, and the critics were right….


Don’t be a scaredy cat….check out Philadelphia Zoo’s annual Boo at the Zoo. Set out on a not-so-spooky adventure through “Extinction Graveyard” and run wild at the trick-or-treat stations situated around the Zoo. Dress up in your favorite costume, enjoy festive fall offerings available for purchase (think hot apple cider!) and have a bootiful Halloween!

Happy Haunting!

Get there early. I arrived at 10:30am, and there was a long long line to exit the highway onto the zoo road, then a wait to get into the Zoo Parking Garage, which is my favorite spot to park. We parked on the top floor, that never happened. The Zoo assures me that there are plenty of parking lots to accommodate the upwards of 20,000 people that may attend Boo at the Zoo.

Beau and a squirrel scared each other

Boo at the Zoo! You can spend the night at the Zoo on October 19, 20, 26 or 27 – Overnighters can beat the crowds and access premium parking with an arrival the night before! Also featured at Boo at the Zoo overnights are spooky crafts and activities, designed to teach children about critters of the night.  And you get to enter the Zoo the next day before everyone else. Bring your favorite costume to wear.

Spooky Overnights are for ages 6+. All overnight guests must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.

Boo at the Zoo
OCTOBER  20, 21, 27, 28
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. DAILY
FREE to members and guests with Zoo admission.


Check out more photos HERE at Philly Voice.