Celebrate Halloween with the animals at Boo at the Zoo at the Palm Beach Zoo

The public is invited to have a howlin’ good time at Palm Beach County’s most-loved Halloween event: “Boo at the Zoo!” Guests can enjoy trick-or-treating, costume contests, the decorate-your-own pumpkin patch, live music from a DJ in the Interactive Play Fountain area, giveaways, haystack hunt, face painting or airbrush tattoos, roving animal encounters, not-so-scary wildlife presentations and much more. The popular tradition continues this October at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation.


The 17th annual “Boo at the Zoo” will take place on the following dates and times:

  • October 17 – 19, October 24 – 26 and October 31st from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday evenings on October 17th, 24th and 31st from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

One way the Zoo is following its mission of environmental conservation is by only offering candy from companies that are a part of the Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).

In addition to the stations presented by the Zoo, local businesses and organizations will be set up so children can trick-or-treat at the specific locations. Games, arts and crafts, a haystack hunt ($1 fee) and a child-friendly haunted house in the Florida Pioneer House will entertain young visitors. Children can also purchase a pumpkin to decorate on-site at a pumpkin patch. All funds raised will go toward the care and feeding of the Zoo’s animals.

The Zoo is inviting local businesses and organizations to participate in “Boo at the Zoo.” For more information, vendors can email info@palmbeachzoo.org.


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