Last year the Indianapolis Zoo hit a super amazing milestone with a 40-year celebration of ZooBoo.  This year it's back and even better with 21 days of fun and new attractions.


ZooBoo is a staple of Halloween for those in the Indianapolis area and anyone who has made this part of the holiday tradition.

According to the Indianapolis Zoo;

Come to the Zoo for Halloween activities, amazing animals and pumpkins galore! ZooBoo is a fun family experience for itty-bitty ghouls and goblins as well as the bigger kids.



There are tons of activities that take place from October 5 through October 31 and all of them are free to Zoo Members and included in the Zoo admission.

  • Meet the Leeward Sisters – Terra, Wisp, and Bubbles conjure up some Halloween magic in their cauldron

  • Scarecrow Photo Safari – Bring your cameras for a spooky guided adventure through the Forests

  • Trick-or-Treat Trail presented by Atterbury & IndyPendence Job Corps— including 7 treat stations in a NEW larger location in the Plains

  • Adult Trick-or-Treat Trail presented by Zink Distributing  — Friday and Saturday from 5-8 pm (while supplies last)

  • Roller Ghoster — Indianapolis’ only roller coaster with a fun, Halloween twist!

  • Round-Go-Merry — the carousel that moves in reverse. Open until 7 pm

  • Spooktacular Train Ride — Enjoy a ride for a special view of the Zoo behind the scenes. Open until 7 pm

  • Gator Pirate Bayou – Arrr! The shipwrecked Boney Scute Pirate crew is looking for new recruits. Try your luck in their pirate-themed games to test your skills as a pirate. Will you join the crew or walk the plank?

  • Aunty Guzzle’s Potions – Help Aunty Guzzle create tasty and bizarre Halloween concoctions with potions, witchcraft, and “magical ingredients.” Located at Cafe on the Commons

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One of the coolest parts of the whole event is after the exhibit is over the Leeward Sisters (black cats) are actually available for adoption.

The zoo is about 3 hours from the Tri-State area and so worth the drive.


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