Boo at the Zoo returns as daytime Halloween event this October

NEW ORLEANS (NOLA WEEKEND) - Families can head down to the Audubon Zoo dressed in Halloween costumes for trick-or-treating while visiting animals. Boo at the Zoo, the family-friendly Halloween event, returns as a daytime celebration from Oct. 21 to Oct. 23.

Guests are invited to wear their favorite costumes as they partake in the festivities, including trick-or-treat stations located throughout the zoo for kids under age 12. The event will take place during regular zoo hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with last ticket entry at 4 p.m.

In an effort to promote sustainability, Boo at the Zoo will only distribute candy made from sustainable palm oil, Audubon Nature Institute said. Plus, visitors may also see some Audubon Zoo animals enjoying a pumpkin snack of their own.

“Boo at the Zoo is always a great way for families to enjoy Halloween and the Zoo, and we are thankful for our long-time partner Children’s Hospital New Orleans for helping us give children a safe way to celebrate Halloween and help them learn about ways to help wildlife around the world,” Ron Forman, Audubon Nature Institute president and CEO, said in a release.

Audubon Zoo admission includes access to all Halloween activities, and tickets are required for both Audubon members and non-members. Member tickets are $8 for children under 12 and $5 for adults; non-member tickets are $30 each. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at

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