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:
Parents! Bring your little ones for this fun parent & me activity at Castlewood Stables. You'll participate in pony rides, equestrian interactions, enjoy a farm animal petting area and a craft session. Activities will be held rain or shine in an indoor facility. During October, this event will be Halloween-themed, and kids are welcome to wear costumes (as long as they won't get in the way of them riding a horse).