October 21Put on your best costume and join us for a fun, fall-themed weekend at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. Come watch our animals enjoy special pumpkin enrichments and see how creative our keepers are at designing their jack-o-lanterns!
Zoo Boo lasts from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday, October 20 and 21 and is appropriate for all ages.
Festivities are free with zoo admission and everyone in costume will receive a $2 discount off the general zoo admission rate. The popular event features indoor and outdoor activities, as well as treats, camel rides, photos and more.
Underwater Pumpkin Carving, North Pacific Aquarium
Special Zoo Boo Animal Enrichments:
11:00-3:00 Marine Discovery Center
11:00-3:00 Meerkats Pumpkin Enrichment
10:30 (Sat) Underwater Pumpkin Carving, North Pacific Aquarium
10:30 Tiger Cubs Pumpkin Enrichment
11:00 South Pacific Aquarium Encounter
Sat Outer Reef Shark Feed & Pumpkin Enrichment
Sun Outer Reef Dive
11:30 Tarantula Close Encounter, Upper N. Pacific Aquarium
12:00 Polar Bear Pumpkin Enrichment & Keeper Talk
12:30 Tiger Enrichment & Keeper Talk
1:00 (Sun) Underwater Pumpkin Carving, North Pacific Aquarium
1:00 Elephant Pumpkin Enrichment & Keeper Talk
1:30 Wild Wonders Close Encounter: Owl, Skunk, Aardvark
2:00 Red Wolves Pumpkin Enrichment & Keeper Talk
2:30 Bat Close Encounter, Upper N. Pacific Aquarium
2:30 Primate Enrichment, Asian Forest Sanctuary
3:00 Walrus Enrichment, Rocky Shores
3:00 Tiger Cubs Pumpkin Enrichment
Zoo Boo Activities around Zoo grounds:
Monsters, Myths and More – Explore monster movie myths and learn the real facts.
The Tricks of Tracking – Follow the tracks to find the animals they belong to!
Guess the Pumpkin Weight – Stop by and make a guess, you could win a fantastic prize!
Mystery Boxes – Some animals use their sense of touch to “see” their environment. Now it’s your turn to try!
Into the Bat Cave – Hunt for hidden bats and match them for a treat.
Ghoulish Golf – Try for a hole in one while maneuvering through a field of ghoulish pumpkins.
All About Owls – Dissect an owl pellet and decipher whose hoot is whooo.
Get your face painted in the North Pacific Aquarium and help raise money for Zoo animal enrichments!