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Zoo Boo

October 14 - 15, 2023
9:30AM - 3:00PM
Costumes, animals, candy and fun! Free with admission and Zoo membership.

Best Fall fun ever

Costumes and critters
(The perfect combination)
Happy Howl-o-ween! Dress up like a cat, elephant or other favorite animal and then see that same real-life animal during Zoo Boo weekend. Wear a costume and join in the fun. Play ghostly games for treats. And look around the Zoo for all our decorations.
Animals love pumpkins
(So do we)
Join us for a fun, fall-themed weekend as our animals experience special pumpkin enrichments. Suki the elephant stomps giant pumpkins, animals enjoy fall treats and there's even a costume parade!
Pumpkin Carving
Watch as divers carve pumpkins underwater in the Northwest Waters habitat! Admission to the Pacific Seas Aquarium is included with membership and Zoo Boo.
Zoo Boo Tickets
Pumpkin Carving Templates
Download for Free
Love animals? Then you’ll love our animal pumpkin carving templates! With easy and more difficult options, there’s something for everyone.
Free Pumpkin Templates

Ghostly Games

and yummy treats.
All dayPacific Rim PlazaGuess the pumpkin weight
All dayThroughout the ZooSpooky Skeleton Search: Can you find all 10 photos of plant & animal skeletons scattered throughout the zoo?
All dayThroughout the ZooVote for your favorite decorated area! Ballots will be available via QR code or paper ballot at the Front Gate.
All dayBamboo path outside South Pacific Aquarium entranceBamBOO Sensory Path: Become a mad scientist as you spin, jump, and explore the sciences on this self-guided path through the bamboo!
All dayPacific Rim PlazaBring your creativity and make your own bat wings to wear!
All dayAsian Forest SanctuaryTooth Sleuth: Inspect animal teeth up close to identify the animal
All dayNature Play GardenAll About Bats: Find out more about bats that live in our area
All dayPacific Seas Aquarium, Baja BayMystery Boxes: Some animals use touch to “see” their environment, now it’s your turn to try!
All dayPolar BearsCreature Mash: Mix and mash animal parts to create your own unique creature
All dayRed Wolf Woods Conservation CenterMonster Toss: Test your skills at this festive tossing game
10amNature Play GardenOwl pellet dissection
10:30amNorthwest Waters, Pacific Seas AquariumUnderwater pumpkin carving
11amAsian Forest SanctuaryKeeper Chat and festive enrichment
11:30amArctic TundraPolar Bear Keeper Chat
12pmWild Wonders Outdoor TheaterAnimal Encounter & beavers bobbing for pumpkins
12:15pmMeet at entrance of Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater, end at Discovery HutCostume parade
12:30pmRocky ShoresMarine Mammal Keeper Chat
12:45pmNature Play GardenOwl pellet dissection
1:00pmElephant Habitat Keeper Chat and special pumpkin treats for Suki
1:30pmAsian Forest SanctuaryScarecrow enrichments for Primates
1:30pmAsian Forest SanctuaryClouded Leopard pumpkin enrichment
1:30pmDiscovery HutDigging into pumpkins with Ambassador Animals
2:00pmRed Wolf WoodsRed Wolf Keeper Chat
PLUS: Look for additional festive enrichments and activities throughout the day at unscheduled times!

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