Boo! at the Zoo is Halloween Fun for Everyone! 

This year, Boo! at the Zoo is a week-long fall festival! Join us Monday, October 20 – Sunday, October 26 for fun activities, a “click or treat” photo trail, animal pumpkin stomp & chomps and more!

Activities vary daily and are included with Zoo admission.


  • Pumpkin Patches
    • Seven themed pumpkin patches with photo opportunities located throughout the Zoo — be sure to bring your camera!
  • Click or Treat Scavenger Hunt
    • Test your knowledge and follow signs leading you through each Zoo trail to the pumpkin patches.
  • Scarecrow Straw Maze
    • Straw bale maze with fall décor located in Plaza de Los Niños.
  • Spirit Week
    • Different themes each day to don costumes. Schedule to be added soon.
  • Monster Midway
    • Carnival games and activities located Lakeside
    • Featuring Sagicor Life Insurance Company, SummerWinds Nursery, Arizona Beef Council, Outback Steakhouse and MARTZ / Community. Saturday and Sunday only.
  • Pumpkin Stomp & Chomp
    • Animals throughout the Zoo stomp and chomp on pumpkins and other behavioral enrichment treats. See schedule below. Subject to change without notice.
  • And more!

Pumpkin Stomp & Chomp Schedule

Monday, October 20
10 a.m. Komodo dragon
12 p.m. Siamang
2 p.m. Horse Barn

Tuesday, October 21
10 a.m. Galapagos Tortoises
12 p.m. Farm Sheep
2 p.m. Rhea/Cavy

Wednesday, October 22
10 a.m. Goats
12 p.m. Baby Komodo dragon
2 p.m.  Prairie Dogs

Thursday, October 23
10 a.m. Aldabra and Galapagos tortoises
12 p.m. Coati
2 p.m.  Vultures (front exhibit)

Friday, October 24
10 a.m. Galapagos Tortoises
12 p.m. Andean Bear

Saturday, October 25
10 a.m. Tiger
12 p.m. Hamadryas baboons
2 p.m.  Warty pigs

Sunday, October 26
10 a.m. Jaguar
12 p.m. Cows on the Farm
2 p.m. Gibbons

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