The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is hosting Boo at the Zoo on October 22-24 and October 29-31. There is no extra cost associated with the event after general admission and if you are already a member, this event is free. Boo at the Zoo is the perfect time to celebrate the Halloween season with all the animals at the Zoo.
Kids can come in costumes, watch the animals attempt to smash pumpkins, stop for a seasonal treat at the treat stations and visit with this year’s special guests, Batman and Friends! The Columbus Zoo promises to provide Halloween fun that isn’t scary so the whole family can enjoy this Halloween celebration!
The special Heroes Among Us Live stage show featuring Batman and Friends will occur daily at 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm at the Animal on Safari Stage. Batman and Robin are visiting to teach us all the importance of everyday heroes. But they must work together to keep the Joker from spoiling their show. The show includes a choreographed fight.
Boo at the Zoo and Batman too Character Caravan will occur Fridays at 6:00 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm. The Grand Marshals of this special musical Halloween celebration are Batman and his friends (Robin, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and the Joker). Polly Polar Bear, Patriot Eagle and the rest of the gang will also be part of this parade.
On Saturdays only from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm watch the Zoo animals get into the Halloween spirit by smashing pumpkins.
The Zoo will be open extended hours for Boo at the Zoo.
Fridays from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturdays from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Sundays from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Also be on the lookout for these fun extras:
Seasonal treats will be available at the treat stations throughout the Zoo. Special Halloween decorations will be set up in each region at the Zoo and some will include special activities. Ride wristbands will be $5.00 for an all-day pass so the kids can enjoy their favorite Zoo rides one last time before they close for the winter. And be on the lookout for special animals to be featured, such as the bats, bears and wolves, to learn more about each animal from the professionals who take care of them.
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