Egyptian Fruit Bat

Egyptian Fruit Bat

Fruit bats are in the “megabat” family. Unlike most megabats, the Egyptian fruit bats uses echo-location for navigating in darkness. They produce sounds with their tongues that resemble a series of clicks to the human ear.

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Halloween fun in the daytime sun -- Come trick-or-treat with the animals!

Saturdays & Sundays, October 17, 18, 24 & 25
, 2015
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The zoo will be transformed into a bustling bash with hauntingly hilarious activities for kids and families to enjoy!

Enjoy trick-or-treat stations, creepy crawly encounters and keeper talks, all-new live entertainment, costumed characters, games, tattoos, a mega raffle and more!

Kids (and parents) - wear your Halloween costumes!

The “kooky not spooky” theme provides Halloween fun without the fear! Daytime hours means Zoo Boo participants can see the entire zoo and animal collection. Zoo Boo is held rain or shine.

*NEW* this year: Meet and greet a Princess & Super Hero every day! (Parents, be sure to bring your cameras for photos!) Play on the inflatable activity center's obstacle course, rock climb and slide! Professional face painting available for $3 per child!

Meet the Princesses and Super Heroes:
October 17: Glass Slipper Princess and Bat Hero
October 18: Frog Princess and Amazing Spider-Guy
October 24: Mermaid Princess and Wonderous Woman
October 25: Princess Beauty and Super Hero

Zoo Boo Tickets:

Tickets give children access to trick-or-treat stations and all Zoo Boo activities (with the exception of professional face painting). 

Members: $8 per child, zoo admission is FREE for members

  • Only members may purchase tickets in advance
  • Tickets are not date specific and can be used on any Zoo Boo day
  • Members not trick-or-treating (adults & infants) are admitted FREE
    (Become a member now & enjoy all the benefits! Click here for info.)
  • Unable to purchase advance tickets? No problem! Tickets are available at the ticket booth on Zoo Boo days

Non-Members: $8 per child, plus the cost of zoo admission 

  • Purchase tickets at the ticket booth on any Zoo Boo day
  • In addition to event fee, non-members must pay regular zoo admission

Please note: Zoo Boo is held rain or shine; tickets are non-refundable.

Members: Don't wait in line!
Purchase advance sale tickets by clicking the button below,
onsite at the membership desk, or by calling
(315) 435-8511 x113.

Zoo Boo Schedule

Schedule subject to change




Trick-or-Treat Stations Open

Outdoor Zoo


Inflatable Activity Center Opens

Welch Allyn Room

Halloween Tattoo Station Opens

Birthday Party Alcove (near Jungle Cafe)


Meet & Greet a Princess and Super Hero

Hiscock & Barclay Room


Creepy Crawly Animal Encounter

Upper Lobby


Face Painting Begins

Jungle Cafe area, near drinking fountain


Octopus Enrichment Demo

Octopus Exhibit, Upper Lobby


Karate Demo with Team Sgarlata (Sundays only)

Hiscock & Barclay Room


Meet & Greet a Princess and Super Hero

Hiscock & Barclay Room


Pied Crow Animal Demo

Upper Lobby


Creepy Crawly Animal Encounter

Upper Lobby


Raffle Prize Drawings

Lower Lobby



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