Event Dates
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Event Hours
weekend

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Celebrate the excitement of the season with a weekend of safe daytime Halloween fun. Enjoy trick or treat games, storytelling, live entertainment and a children’s costume contest. Boo at the NC Zoo is NOT included with general admission. 

Pumpkin Palooza, where animals get pumpkin enrichment, will be happening at different habitats in both Africa and North America on Saturday and Sunday. A schedule will be provided at the Zoo. Pumpkin Palooza is included with general admission.   

Boo at the NC Zoo is a family-friendly event, and all costumes must be appropriate for ghouls of all ages.  Adults (ages 16 and up) are welcome to come in costume, but must leave their face clearly visible at all times; adults in heavy makeup or masks will not be allowed into the Zoo.

Guests will enjoy interactive games and prizes, face painting for kids 12 and under, sporadic animal encounters with Zoo educators, giant bubble making, hula hooping, a souvenir bag, costume contest and all day long entertainment on the performance stage. Food is available for purchase.

Admission to Boo at the NC Zoo is $3 per person (ages 2+). Wristbands for entry to Boo at the NC Zoo may be purchased at the North America or Africa admission gates. Boo at the NC Zoo will happen both days in the African Amphitheater or SOLAR POINTE IN THE CASE OF RAIN. No advance ticket sales for Boo at the NC Zoo.

Boo at the NC Zoo SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday and Sunday

PERFORMANCE STAGE  
10:00 Rick Hubbard's Interactive Kazoobie Kazoo Band
Break   
11:00 Healing Force African Song and Drumming
Break  
12:00 Native American Storytelling and Dance
Break 
1:00 Rick Hubbard's Interactive Kazoobie Kazoo Band
Break 
2:00 Costume Contest 
Break 
3:00 Healing Force African Song and Drumming
Break 
    
PLAY TIME and GAMES 
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  
 Hula Hoops  
 Giant Bubbles play station
 Atomic Inflatable Slide (For little ones)
 Putting Golf Challenge Game
 Hoop Zone Basketball Game
 Wacky Mirrors 
 Tic Tac Toe Game
 Skeet Ball Game
 Leaping Lizard Target Game
 Ring Toss Game
Tattoo Station

FACEPAINTING - 12 and Under 
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  (face painting available at Junction plaza with Boo wristband)
    
CONTESTS  
 Guess the Weight of the Pumpkin (Prize- Zoo themed gift)
 Costume Contest 1:30 p.m. registration & 2:00 p.m. contest start time