Boo at the Zoo Kicks Off Thrills and Chills Oct 21

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Boo at the Zoo is a three-day family affair! Kick off Halloween early when you visit the National Zoo Oct. 21 through 23 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Give your Halloween costumes a test run or stock up on candy early at this spooky evening event. See below for a full list of attractions and activities.


  • 40+ treat stations
  • Animal demonstrations
  • Keeper chats
  • Decorated trails including a themed hay maze and scarecrow field
  • After-hours access to animal houses and exhibits
  • Live entertainment
  • Ed-zoo-cation Stations where you can learn fun facts about animals
  • Pumpkin Decorating Competition hosted by FONZ, the Friends of the National Zoo.

Find more information, including ticket details, online here.

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