Two Phoenix Zoo Halloween traditions in one! That’s right; this year Boo at the Zoo is joining forces with Howl-O-Ween for two nights of ghostly fun. Enjoy everything Boo at the Zoo offered, just in the evening. And thrill seekers need not worry, because all the scare Howl-O-Ween is known for is also planned.

Howl-O-Ween includes activities and experiences for the whole family. So whether you’re looking for scary tricks or sweet treats — Howl-O-Ween is a delightfully spooky event for all ages.


$10 Members
$12 General
Children 2 and under are free

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All activities are broken down as either “Merry” or “Scary.” Those listed as Merry are appropriate for all ages and those listed as Scary are for guests eight years and older who like a good scare! Please be aware of the activity’s description before participating.

Merry Activities:

  • 4-D Theater*: Get ready to experience the thrill of Halloween in a whole new way (family-friendly movie).
  • Camel Rides*
  • Character Meet and Greet
  • Costume Contest
  • Creatures of the Night Animal Show
  • Extinct Animal Graveyard
  • Halloween Dance Party
  • Magic Shows
  • Monster Midway Carnival Games
  • Nature’s Nightmares Animal Encounters
  • Pumpkin Path: Wander along a pathway of jack-o-lanterns and keep your eye out for the fun carvings.
  • “Scare”ousel*: Enjoy a special ride to haunting music on our spider web-covered carousel.
  • Stingray Bay*: Experience this interactive encounter allowing you to come hand to fin with stingrays.
  • Trick or Treat Trail: Stroll through the Arizona Trail for fun tricks and candy treats.

Scary Activities:

  • 4-D Theater*: Get ready to experience the thrill of Halloween in a whole new way (family-friendly movie).
  • Costume Contest
  • Halloween Dance Party
  • Scare Zone: Ever wonder what really goes bump in the night? Enter if you dare!
  • Train Ride*: Take a train ride to the darkest and scariest corners of the Zoo, where even we won’t venture on our own!
  • Make-up Demonstrations
  • “Holiday of Horror” Haunt
  • Headless Horseman Appearances
  • Phoenix Arizona Paranormal Society

*Additional fee required

Animal Viewing:
Animal viewing during Howl-O-Ween is limited. The majority of our animals are not nocturnal; therefore most will resting off exhibit. Animals off exhibit at night is not exclusive to Howl-O-Ween. It is their normal routine. We look forward to you returning to the Zoo for a daytime visit when you can see our animals in a whole new light!


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