Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard

Snow leopards are very reclusive and are found in the high, rugged mountains of Central Asia. Illegally hunted for the fur trade, snow leopards are very rare. It is estimated that there are only 3,500 to 7,000 remaining in the wild.

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What's NEW with Zoo Boo?!?

Enjoy Halloween Fun in the DAYTIME Sun!

Zoo Boo is now a DAYTIME event for kids! We are excited to announce a redesigned Zoo Boo to better meet your needs!

October 19, 20, 26 & 27
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The zoo will be transformed into a bustling Halloween bash with hauntingly hilarious activities for kids and families to enjoy. The “kooky not spooky” theme provides  Halloween fun without the fear! Kids (and parents) -- costumes are encouraged! PLUS: New daytime hours means Zoo Boo participants can see the entire zoo and animal collection! 

Zoo Boo is held rain or shine!

We are participating in Green Halloween -if you want to bring your own trick-or-treat bags, please do! 

2013 Schedule of Activities


Here are some of the things you can look forward to:

  • Daytime Event = Open Zoo - See All of Our Animals!
  • Trick-or-Treat Stations! 
  • One Senior Keeper Adopt Package Winner Each Day! 
    (all who purchase Zoo Boo tickets may enter to win)
  • First-Ever Zoo Boo Mega Raffle! 
    (one entry per child with Zoo Boo ticket - drawing for mega basket filled with goodies at conclusion of all Zoo Boo days - need not be present to win) 
  • Halloween-Themed Tattoo Station! 
  • Animal Demonstrations and Meet & Greet With Creepy Crawlies! 
  • Autumn Time Foods Available for Purchase!
  • Live Entertainment, Game Stations and Zoo Boo Dance Party! 
  • Photo Opps with "The Great Pumpkin" - 1,102.5 lbs!!
    (located by the Contact Barn)
Time Activity Location

10:00 a.m.

Doors Open Lower Lobby
10:00 a.m. Dance Party Hiscock & Barclay Room (Lower Lobby)
10:00 a.m. Trick-or-Treat Stations Open Throughout Zoo
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Child ID Kits - Provided by Mutual of Omaha

Lion Corridor 
10:30 a.m. Meet & Greet: Creepy Crawlies Upper Lobby
11:00 a.m. Puppet Show: "The House That Dracula Built" Alcove (near Jungle Café)
11:00 a.m. Elephant Demonstration* Asian Elephant Preserve
11:15 a.m. Story Book Time with Mama Pajama Northwestern Mutual Animal Encounter
11:30 a.m. Keeper Talk: Bats Indoor Zoo
12:00 p.m.

Stage Performance
Mama Pajama - Saturdays
Bubblemania - Sundays 

Welch Allyn Room, Lower Lobby
12:00 p.m. Penguin Demonstration* Penguin Coast
1:00 p.m. Puppet Show: "The House That Dracula Built"
Alcove (near Jungle Café)
1:15 p.m. Story Book Time with Mama Pajama
Northwestern Mutual Animal Encounter
1:30 p.m. Elephant Demonstration* 
Asian Elephant Preserve
2:00 p.m. Stage Performance
Mama Pajama - Saturdays
Bubblemania - Sundays
Welch Allyn Room, Lower Lobby
2:00 p.m. Bird Show with Jeckyl Northwestern Mutual Animal Encounter
2:15 p.m. Meet & Greet: Creepy Crawlies Upper Lobby
3:00 p.m. Event Ends Lower Lobby

*Rain Plan: Meet & Greet in the Contact Barn

Zoo Boo Prices


$8 per child, in addition to regular zoo admission

Zoo Boo tickets may ONLY be purchased at the ticket booth on Zoo Boo days

Non-member kids must have a Zoo Boo ticket for trick-or-treating, in addition to their regular zoo admisison



$8 per child (regular zoo admission is free for members)

Zoo members not trick-or-treating (adults and infants) enter free

Purchase advance sale tickets (see below)

Members may also purchase Zoo Boo tickets at the door on any Zoo Boo day 


MEMBERS, click below to purchase tickets:

Purchase Now

Members may also purchase tickets in person at the membership desk or by calling (315) 435-8511 x113. If you need to leave a message, please be sure to leave your name, member number and a phone number where you can be reached during the day.

2013 Zoo Boo Sponsors:

TOPS logo Prudential logo
TLC Dental logo

Total Care logo


Additional support for Zoo Boo provided by:


Y94 logo

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