FORT WORTH, Texas – The Fort Worth Zoo will host its 31st annual Boo at the Zoo on Oct. 28, 29 and 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This family-friendly event is free with Zoo admission or membership. Guests will visit all 7,000 animals while enjoying Halloween-themed entertainment throughout the park.

This year’s Boo at the Zoo, presented by Higginbotham, will offer treat stations and other festive entertainment, including Wild Encounter keeper chats, a kids’ craft zone, musical entertainment and special characters strolling the main path. Don’t miss the opportunity to catch a special, Halloween-themed live animal stage show at the Outdoor Learning Theater. In traditional trick-or-treat fashion, Zoo guests and Zoo members will receive six treat coupons to be redeemed at treat stations throughout the entire Zoo. Additional treat coupons are available for purchase.

Members of the community are invited to decorate a pumpkin for a chance to be displayed in the Zoo’s Pumpkin Patch. Decorate with paint, stencils, accessories, etc., but because we do not want pumpkins to rot, please no carving. Submit entries from Oct. 1 through Oct. 24. More details can be found at:

Boo at the Zoo is free with admission — $18 for adults, $14 for children ages 3 to 12, $14 for seniors ages 65 and up, and free for children 2 and younger. Admission tickets can be used within 30 days of purchase. Parking is $5 per vehicle. The event is free for Zoo members.

The nationally acclaimed Fort Worth Zoo has been voted a top zoo in North America by USA Today, one of the “World’s Greatest” by BloombergTV, the Best Zoo in Texas by Yahoo Travel, the No. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Travel Guide, the No. 1 family attraction in the DFW Metroplex by Zagat survey and a Top 10 Zoo or Aquarium by FamilyFun magazine. Home to nearly 7,000 animals, the Zoo is in the third of a four-phase master plan. The first phase, African Savanna, opened in 2018; the second phase, Elephant Springs, opened in April 2021. The third, featuring big cat species, is currently under construction and set to open in 2023. The institution’s focus on education and conservation is second to none, enhancing the lives of more than 1 million visitors a year and the animals that live there.    

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