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Boo at the Zoo

October 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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An event every day that begins at 5:30 pm, repeating until October 20, 2019

Boo at the Zoo

Trick or treating has gone wild at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s annual Halloween celebration: Boo at the Zoo, sponsored by Mars Wrigley Confectionery. This not-so-spooky event, which takes place Oct. 18, 19 and 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., invites visitors to enjoy the Zoo’s festive decorations as they trick-or-treat among 40 stations brimming with tasty goodies. New this year, ghouls and goblins are invited to “boo-gie” at a family-friendly dance party and liven up the atmosphere with some frightfully fun karaoke tunes. Be on the lookout for special Zoo animal encounters throughout the party, as well as meet-and-greets with Frankenpanda and Count Pandula. Guests can enjoy after-hours access to animal houses and exhibits, including Elephant Community Center, Small Mammal House, Reptile Discovery Center, Think Tank, Great Cats and Kids’ Farm.


Tickets go on sale Thursday, Sept. 12 and are $20 for Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) members and $30 for non-members. Only guests with a parking pass will be permitted to enter the Zoo’s Connecticut Ave. entrance with their vehicle. This event will be held rain or shine. For more information, visit the Zoo’s website.


October 18, 2019
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute
3001 Connecticut Ave
NW, DC 20008 United States
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