Explore the St. Louis Zoo after dark during special Boo at the Zoo Nights. Bring your little ghouls and goblins to this non-scary celebration designed just for kids, and costumes are encouraged! Enjoy the Zoo's decorated grounds, the Haunted Hallow, the new Witchy Walk welcoming little monsters, giant webs, animal encounters, pumpkin painting, a haunted house with a singing witch, the Fragile Forest Fairyland, the mystery straw maze and lots more.
Kids can also make Halloween-themed, creepy crafts in the Lakeside Cafe, enjoy interactive fireside stories and ride the Conservation Carousel (the non-spooky Scare-ou-sel!). Visit the 4D Theater for a showing of "Happy Family 4D," a tale of a family adventure that unassumingly goes to a theme park but ends up getting transformed into mystical monsters!
Nightly, kid-favorite live entertainment includes:
Children 12 and under will receive a treat bag upon exiting. Parking is free in the north and south lot.
Hours are 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. nightly.
Admission to Boo at the Zoo is $7 for Zoo members, $8 for non-members. Children under 2 are free. There is a $1 discount with on-site ticket purchase for children ages 2-12 who are in costume. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance online or by calling 314-646-4781.
Boo at the Zoo nights are held nightly Oct. 16-30.
More information: stlzoo.org
Take a look at last year's Boo at the Zoo:
The Magic House offers special morning hours for families with young children Tuesday through Friday during the school year. Select exhibits open at 10:30 a.m. before the entire museum opens at noon. Preschool Hours feature exhibits that are geared toward children ages 2-8, but anyone is welcome to visit.
Kids and teens ages 6-15 can practice and explore a variety of obstacles, fine tune their skills on a single obstacle, or practice running the customizable courses at Ultimate Ninjas Open Play. Registration is recommended.