There’s no need to fear as summer draws to a close – one of the Indianapolis Zoo’s most beloved fall festivities, ZooBoo presented by Central Indiana Honda Dealers, is back for its 35th year with four weekends of spooktacular fun!
Fall is already one of the best times to visit the Zoo, with the animals out and active in mild temperatures. The Zoo opens daily at 9 am, plus Zoo guests can enjoy Halloween activities with a Zoo flair from 2-7 pm Oct. 7-9, 14-16, 21-23 and 28-30.
Zoo animals enjoy getting into the spirit of the season with extra animal keeper chats, Halloween-themed enrichment and special activities. A few guest favorites include the brown bear bobbing for apples and the pumpkin-splattering fun of the Elephant Pumpkin Smash presented by Sam’s Club.
Children are encouraged to dress up in their favorite costumes and bring a reusable goodie bag to gather a few treats along the Trick-or-Treat Trail presented by Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent, located in Plains.
The little ones can also enjoy lots of activities throughout the Zoo. They’ll love dashing through the obstacle course at Broomstick Alley, located in the Kroger Splash Park. Plus, there will be music, dancing and pumpkin bowling in Spooktacular Square presented by Macy’s, located behind the Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center.
Families can climb aboard the Spooktacular Train Ride presented by MedExpress and enjoy an enchanted ride around the Plains exhibit that includes some Halloween surprises and a special treat at the end. The Round-Go-Merry presented by State Farm — the carousel that runs backwards — as well as the Roller Ghoster are also festive favorites.
ZooBoo is included with regular Zoo admission and free to Zoo members. Guests are encouraged to save by purchasing tickets in advance at Donatos and Indiana Members Credit Union.