Explore the St. Louis Zoo after dark at Boo at the Zoo. Bring your little ghouls and goblins to this non-scary celebration designed just for kids. Though this is not a trick-or-treating experience, family friendly costumes are encouraged.
Find various costume characters lurking about the Zoo and play "Hide and Ghost Seek" and look for the ghosts hidden in the trees along Historic Hill. Look hauntingly good as you pose in front of ghosts, pumpkins, Frankenstein or mummies for spooky photos. Take a spin on the not-so-spooky "Scare-ou-sel," the Conservation Carousel draped in cobwebs! Rides are free!
There will also be 10-foot tall Halloween statues lurking around Historic Hill, perfect for spooky selfies. These gentle giants include a skeleton, dragon and snake. Also perfect for pictures is the light-up Saint Louis Zoo sign, which will glow in the dark as night falls.
At the Herpetarium, check out the turtles, tortoises, frogs, toads, snakes, lizards and more! For a little more hocus pocus, check out the Insectarium and see a variety of creepy, crawly creatures. Also be sure to visit the Caribbea Cove! (It's free!)
Boo at the Zoo in 2020 will have timed entrance slots of 5 to 6:30 and 6:30 to 8 p.m. Last admittance is at 8 p.m. You must arrive at the Zoo within your reserved time slot. Once at the event, you may stay as long as you wish or until the event ends at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $7.95 for Zoo members ages 2-12, $8.95 for ages 13+; $8.95 for non-members ages 2-12, $9.95 for ages 13+. Children under 2 are free.
Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets will not be available at the door. There will be limited capacity. Boo at the Zoo will be held rain or shine. Reservations for the Zoo during the day to not count as entry to Boo at the Zoo at night.
Boo at the Zoo is held nightly Oct. 16-30, 2020.
Free parking is available on the North and South lots during the event. You may enter through the North or South entrance.
More information and advance tickets: stlzoo.org
Science gets spooky at the Saint Louis Science Center's month-long Halloween Science Spooktacular! Get ready for science thrills at this no-cost, candy-free event packed with Halloween-themed festivities for the entire family.
Purina Farms is bringing the best of the farm to your home every week! You can virtually explore Purina Farms through videos featuring the animals, dog trainers and others who work there, as well as the pets who work and play at Purina Farms every day. Each day of the week features videos on a variety of topics including animal connections, training tips and responsible pet care advice for kids.
Halloween is bigger, better and more boo-tiful than ever at The Magic House in 2020! Visit The Magic House for Halloween Magic, featuring expanded hours, added outdoor experiences, opportunities for socially distanced trick or treating and other "spooktacular" activities.
Join Bexley, a friendly service dog from DUO, for a story. After the story, Bexley's handler will answer any questions you have about service dogs, pet care and more.