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Zoo Boo at the Detroit Zoo

October 8 - October 23

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One event on October 8, 2022 at 12:00 am

One event on October 9, 2022 at 12:00 am

One event on October 15, 2022 at 12:00 am

One event on October 16, 2022 at 12:00 am

One event on October 21, 2022 at 12:00 am

One event on October 22, 2022 at 12:00 am

One event on October 23, 2022 at 12:00 am

Explore the Zoo and experience festive pumpkin displays, strolling entertainment from jugglers and magicians and capture memories with themed photo opportunities all while visiting each of the trick-or-treating spots scattered throughout the Zoo!

The entire Zoo will be open, allowing you to visit your favorite animals and watch them enjoy a treat of their own. Special Halloween-themed enrichment activities will be taking place each evening at various animal habitats! These activities are designed to simulate natural behaviors like foraging.

What to expect:

  • Strolling entertainment
  • Trick-or-treating stations throughout the Zoo
  • Halloween face painting
  • Photo opportunities
  • Education stations
  • Habitat chats
  • Animal enrichment
  • Access to the Zoo’s naturalistic habitats

New this year: Themed weekends
We’re taking the fun to the next level with special themed weekends! Throughout the month of October, we will be decorating the park each weekend to honor our favorite heroes and villains, celebrate our friends in the animal kingdom or cast a spell over Metro Detroit.

Want to join in on the extra special fun? Feel free to dress up according to each weekends theme! All costumes are welcomed during Zoo Boo.

Themed weekends include:

  • Wildlife and Wild Places| Oct. 8-9
  • Witches, Warlocks and Werewolves, oh my! | Oct. 15-16
  • Heroes and Villains | Oct. 21-23


Member early bird presale happening now!

Member rate $15-$21: As a membership perk, members receive early ticket access and a discounted rate. This special pricing begins on Sept. 1 and is valid through Sept. 15. Not a member? Become one today!
General public rate $17-$23: Tickets go on sale to the general public on Sept. 16.
Parking: $8 per car for all Zoo Boo attendees, including DZS members.
Theater + add on $7 per person: Add on includes a ticket to the 4D Theater and your choice of the Carousel OR train.
Please note, this pass does not include Zoo Boo admission. 4D movie choices are Tiny Giants 4D Experience and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – The 4D Experience. Click here to view trailers.

Children younger than 2 are admitted free. Space is limited, and prices vary subject to time and date. Tickets can be purchased either online or on site at Customer Care during daytime Zoo hours. All tickets must be purchased in advance; walk-up tickets will not be sold at the gate. The best way to guarantee your Zoo Boo experience is to purchase tickets in advance online.


October 8
October 23
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Detroit Zoo
8450 W. 10 Mile Road
Royal Oak, MI 48067 United States
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