San Antonio Zoo Boo is back for 2019, and it’s the best place in town for kids 12 and under to enjoy non-scary Halloween fun on Saturdays and Sundays through October 27 and Halloween. If you’re a parent, you need to take your kids to Zoo Boo to see all it has to offer – plus it’s free with general admission. Take a peek at our video tour from years prior below and then learn the 5 reasons we think you should take your kids to Zoo Boo in San Antonio this year. And don’t forget to scroll down for answers to frequently asked questions about Zoo Boo.

1. Zoo Boo is free for members and it’s included in admission for non-members.
Are you a member of the San Antonio Zoo? Then you and your family can enjoy Zoo Boo for FREE! And, for those who are not members, your ticket price includes most Zoo Boo activities like trick-or-treating, hay maze, hay slide, costume contests, Monster Mash, Magik Theater, Bat Boogie Parade, and more. There is a small charge for a few activities for both members and non-members (painting pumpkins, carnival games, the carousel, and the train ride). But the majority of activities at Zoo Boo are included at no additional cost.

2. Zoo Boo runs all day (11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) on weekend days through the end of October.
Take advantage of the gorgeous October weather to spend time with your family at Zoo Boo. Now that our hot summer season is over (It is over, right? Please let it be over!), the animals are out and more active than ever. And, San Antonio Zoo Boo offers so many fun, non-scary Halloween activities for kids 12 and under.

3. There’s trick-or-treating!
Trick-or-treating is from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on weekend days through the end of October. While at the Zoo be sure to pick up your special Zoo Boo trick-or-treat bag at the stations around the Zoo (designated with purple and orange umbrellas). Kids 12 and under can collect candy at 20 trick-or-treat stations throughout the Zoo.

4. Costume contests are offered twice daily.
During Zoo Boo, kids 12 and under can enter costume contests at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

5. Fall and Halloween photo backdrops.
Do you love family photos in the fall? The San Antonio Zoo offers a wide variety of special photo spots that are perfect for fall and Halloween. Be sure to bring your camera to capture your cuties in their costumes.


Zoo Boo Frequently Asked Questions

How much are Zoo Boo tickets?

Zoo Boo comes with general Zoo admission. So except small charges for certain activities, your child can participate in Zoo Boo at no additional cost. And if you’re a San Antonio Zoo member, it’s totally free!


What are Zoo Boo Hours?

In 2019, San Antonio Zoo Boo runs September 21 through October 27 on Saturdays and Sundays…. so every weekend through the end of October. Hours are from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. View the detailed schedule below:

zoo boo schedule 2019


Is Zoo Boo open on Halloween?

Yes, even though Halloween isn’t on a weekend, Zoo Boo will be open on Halloween.


Do I have to pay extra for anything at Zoo Boo?

The only activity with an additional fee at Zoo Boo is the pumpkin patch. The rest of the activities are included with general Zoo admission.


Head to the San Antonio Zoo during any weekend in October and on Halloween for non-scary Halloween family fun. Go ahead and get your tickets now online to save the wait!