Boo at the Zoo
Please note: Tickets will only be honored for night purchased.
- Friday, October 19 - 5pm
- Saturday, October 20 - 5pm
- Friday, October 26 - 5pm
- Saturday, October 27 - 5pm
Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Boo at the Zoo! This annual Audubon Zoo extravaganza is a safe, fun-filled Halloween event for children up to age 12, featuring trick-or-treat houses with candy, Ghost Train (which can be scary for children and adults), a haunted house (scary and non-scary), games, entertainment and more. All games and treats, except concessions, are free with admission.
Enjoy the following activities and entertainment, nightly at Boo at the Zoo!
- Zombie-themed Ghost Train Ride (train line closes at 7:30pm each night and may be scary for all riders.)
- Monster Maze by a-MAZE-ing returns
- Laser Tag Game and Angry Bird Launchers provided by Games2U Nola
- Scary and non-scary Haunted Mansion
- Trick or Treat Houses for the little goblins and ghouls to stock up on candy and treats
- Fun games and inflatables
- Special location for Toddler Area in Audubon Zoo’s Cool Zoo area (sorry, no water will be running!)
- Live entertainment on two stages
- Star Wars characters
- Audubon Zoo Animal Encounters 5pm - 8pm
- Endangered Species Carousel included in admission
- Costume and Stroller-wagon decorating contest
- And much more!
All animal exhibits will be closed during Boo at the Zoo.
Thanks to our 2017 Boo at the Zoo sponsors!
Boo at the Zoo is presented by Bryan Subaru
Children's Hospital is a proud partner of Boo at the Zoo and proceeds from this event benefit Audubon Zoo and Children's Hospital.
How do I get tickets?
You can purchase your tickets online at audubonnatureinstitute.org. You may choose the “print at home” option in which your tickets will be e-mailed to you and you may print them from any computer or you can choose to have your tickets placed at Will Call. No tickets will be mailed. Please double check the night for which you are purchasing. Sold out nights will be removed from the ticketing system, so please note the date before you finalize your purchase.
If I choose to have my tickets placed at Will Call, when and where can I get my tickets?
You will receive an e-mail with a confirmation number once you have placed your online order for tickets. Bring this confirmation number to a ticket window at any Audubon facility during normal operating hours to pick up your tickets. No tickets will be mailed.
What should I do if I lose my ticket?
If you chose the “print at home” option, you can reprint the ticket from the e-mail that was sent to you. Each ticket has a unique barcode and is only valid for one use. Once a ticket is scanned upon entrance, any duplicates will be voided and admission will be denied. If you picked up your online ticket order at Will Call, your order can be looked up and tickets reprinted at the facility, however, the original tickets will be voided and admission will be denied.
Am I allowed to bring in food and/or beverages?
No ice chests or outside food and beverage will be allowed with the exception of baby food/formula. Guest food vendors, as well as Zoo Concessions and Catering departments will be selling delicious food at the event. Beverages, including child-friendly and adult-friendly, are also for sale.
Can I bring a wagon?
Yes. Wagons, strollers, and wheelchairs are welcome. Guest are encouraged to bring their own.
Are wheelchairs and strollers available for rent?
Wheelchairs and strollers are not available for rent during Boo at the Zoo.
Do Audubon members receive a discount on tickets?
Boo at the Zoo is a fundraiser for Children’s Hospital and Audubon Zoo. No ticket discounts are offered. For questions regarding your order, call 1-800-774-7394, for all other questions call (504) 861-2537.
I can't make it for the night I purchased tickets. Can I switch them for another night?
Tickets will be honored ONLY for the night purchased. You are welcome to sell your tickets to another person and purchase tickets for another night—providing there are tickets available. Boo at the Zoo is a sell out event.