Many St. Louis family attractions have re-opened with limited capacity and enhanced safety protocols for visitors and staff. Many are hosting virtual and socially distanced events, which you'll find in our Things To Do calendar. Public health experts recommend that when you go out, follow public health guidelines: wear masks (required in St. Louis City and County), practice social distancing and wash your hands frequently.

Boo at the Zoo Nights

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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

Learn more about the Zoo's costume policy and safety protocols here

See also: Halloweekends at the Saint Louis Zoo!

 

Find even more Halloween fun all across St. Louis in our Things To Do calendar

 

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