Boo at the Zoo


Fun has nowhere to hide …
It’s time once again for Boo at the Zoo! Join us for a few tricks, lots of treats, wild animal encounters, stage shows and more. Boo at the Zoo is included with Zoo admission. We hope to see you there!

* Treat Stations at Boo at the Zoo require a treat coupon. Zoo guests and Zoo members will receive six complimentary Boo at the Zoo treat coupons (per admission ticket/Zoo membership) at the Zoo’s ticket booths at no additional cost. Additional treat coupons may be purchased at the ticket booth for $3/six coupons. Treat coupons may be redeemed at Treat Stations throughout the entire park.

** Zoo members can pick up their complimentary Boo at the Zoo treat coupons at Member Services or one of four designated Zoo member-only lines at the front gate ticket booths!

Halloween-themed activities and entertainment will be located throughout the Zoo for all guests to enjoy.

Boo at the Zoo is a family friendly event; all costumes must be appropriate for all ages. Adults must leave their faces clearly visible at all times – adults in heavy makeup or masks will not be allowed into the Zoo.

The pumpkin patch is now open for entries! Get details here.

Click here to see Boo at the Zoo photos!

Treat Stations – Trick-or-treat at any of the 20 Treat Stations located throughout the Zoo.

  • Treat Stations require a treat coupon.
  • One coupon = 4 pieces of pre-mixed candy
  • Zoo guests and Zoo members receive six complimentary Boo at the Zoo treat coupons per admission ticket/Zoo membership
  • Treat coupons may be redeemed at any Treat Station
  • Additional Boo at the Zoo coupons are available for purchase at all ticket booths at the Zoo entrance and in Texas Town for $3/six coupons.

Get up close and personal with 30 Wild Encounters with our zookeepers as they deliver amazing facts and stats about your favorite wild things!

Time Animal Location
10:30 a.m. Bonobo
World of Primates
11 a.m. Saltwater crocodile
Greater one-horned rhino
Madagascar hissing cockroach
Museum of Living Art (MOLA)
Asian Falls
Museum of Living Art (MOLA)
11:30 a.m. Meerkat
Reticulated giraffe
Meerkat Mounds
African Savannah
Noon Caribbean flamingo
Long-nosed bat
Flamingo Bay
Texas Wild!
12:30 p.m. Komodo dragon
White tiger and Malayan tiger
Museum of Living Art (MOLA)
Asian Falls
1 p.m. Asian elephant
North American river otter
Asian turtle and seven-spotted archer fish
Asian Falls
Pineywoods & Swamps, Texas Wild!
Museum of Living Art (MOLA)
1:30 p.m. Raptor mews
African lion
Texas Wild!
African Savannah
2 p.m. Black bear
Saltwater crocodile or gharial
White-necked raven
Pineywoods, Texas Wild!
Museum of Living Art (MOLA)
Next to Penguins
2:30 p.m. Red kangaroo
Aldabra tortoise
Australian Outback
Museum of Living Art (MOLA)
3 p.m. Great Barrier Reef
Australian Outback
Brush Country, Texas Wild!
Museum of Living Art (MOLA)
3:30 p.m. African lion
African and rockhopper penguins
African Savannah
4 p.m. Hippopotamus
African Savannah
World of Primates
African Savannah
4:30 p.m. Asian elephant Asian Falls


Times Entertainment Location
11 a.m., 12:30 p.m.,
2 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Where’s that Ghost?
There’s a ghost on the loose! Come help Dr. Rick O’Mortis catch the goofy ghoul.
Texas Town
11:30 a.m.,1 p.m.,
2:30 p.m., 4 p.m.
“Thriller” Dance Lesson
Stop by and learn some undead dance moves from the iconic Halloween song and put the “boo” in boogie.
Texas Town
Noon, 1:30 p.m.,
3 p.m.
Happy Owl-O-Ween Show
Whoo will be there? The Zoo’s owls and some of their other feathered friends. It’s a hoot!
Outdoor Learning Theater
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dracula, The Heckler
Words, like vampires, can bite, but, don’t worry; his barbs are all in good fun.
Near World of Primates
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pumpkin Patch
Stroll through and enjoy pumpkins painted by local residents, celebrities and Zoo staff. It’s like candy for your eyes! Click here for details on how to enter a pumpkin.
Waterfowl Walk
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stilt Walkers and Juggler
Classic entertainment for you to enjoy as you walk through the Zoo.
Strolling along the Zoo’s main path
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Razzmajazz Dixieland Jazz Band
Just try not to tap your toes and smile when you hear happy sounds of this brass trio floating through the Zoo. You can’t. It’s impossible!
Strolling along the Zoo’s main path
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(while supplies last)
Kids’ Craft Zone
Pop by to make a fun, Halloween-themed craft.
Picnic Outpost
11 a.m., 1 p.m.,
3 p.m.
Not-So-Spooky Story Time
Grab a seat and listen to a story or two read aloud by the Zoo’s Education department.
Lone Star Mining Company Movie House, Texas Wild!
10 a.m to 5 p.m. Mystery Boxes
Gumshoes needed. Do you dare to solve the mystery of what’s inside? Texas Nature Trader staff will be on hand to give you clues.
Texas Nature Traders
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bone Rattler Express
Listen to some Halloween ditties and spot some spooky sites as you ride the rails. One-way tickets are $2 ($1 for Zoo members).
Safari and Texas Wild! depots
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kooky Carousel
The carousel animals have magically turned themselves around. Take a backwards ride if dare! Tickets are $2 per ride ($1 for Zoo members).
Texas Wild!


  • Jumbo hot dogs and sausage on a stick will be available at the Outdoor Learning Theater and sausage corn dogs will be available at Penguin Snacks.
  • Special Halloween merchandise will be available in select locations in the park including: Safari Shop, Safari Supplies and Toadally Texas Treats.
  • Halloween backgrounds will be available at Wild Moments for little ghosts and goblins to strike a pose for a one-of-a-kind photo.
  • Halloween glitter tattoos will be available at the jail in Texas Town.


Special thanks to Boo at the Zoo’s Presenting Sponsor:

And Treat Station sponsors and community partners:


American Heritage Girls Group, Casa Mañana, Fort Worth Opera, Lena Pope Home, Lone Star Brahmas, School of Rock – Fort Worth, Trinity Valley School

By sponsoring an event at the Fort Worth Zoo, your company will benefit from corporate exposure through advertising and collateral, including event signage, invitations, Zoo publications and our website. For more sponsorship information, please click here.

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