Looking for a family-friendly Halloween event that even the littlest spooks in your family will enjoy? Mark your calendar because the annual Boo in the Zoo in Greenville, SC is coming up, kicking off on October 18th, 2023. We’ll give you all the details and some hints on what to expect so your family will be ready to enjoy this awesome event!
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Fun At Greenville’s Boo In The Zoo
My family tries to trick-or-treat at Boo in the Zoo every year. We enjoy the safe trick-or-treating atmosphere, the chance to see the animals, and cute Halloween decorations and photo ops. This annual Halloween event in Greenville has been going on so long that many of us parents remember trick-or-treating at the zoo as kids.
The zoo has timed entrances and limited attendance each night for the safety of guests and to assist with crowd control. Guests are asked to pre-purchase tickets online to guarantee their preferred entry time. With limited capacity, Boo in the Zoo is expected to sell out each night. Walk-ups will not be permitted on sold-out nights. Although bags have been provided in the past, guests are being asked to bring their own bags for trick-or-treating.
What is Boo in the Zoo, At The Greenville Zoo?
Boo in the Zoo is a non-scary annual Halloween event for children 12 and under the last two weekends in October.
Children (and some adults) wear costumes and carry a specially provided bag through the zoo and receive treats from local businesses. The animals are allowed out although some may stay indoors.
(If you want to see the animals, be sure to go early in the evening when the animals will be more likely to be awake and moving around.)
Even though all non-member visitors to the zoo must pay, only children are allowed to trick-or-treat.
The Not Very Scary House is one of the highlights of the Boo in the Zoo adventure, where children can walk through a building full of fun, spooky decorations while collecting several pieces of candy. Outside the Not Very Scary House is also a great place to take family pictures with lots of fun photo props such as bales of hay and pumpkins. Boo in the Zoo also includes an area called Dragon Alley and Alice’s Fun House.
Normally it takes our family around an hour to go trick-or-treating through Boo in the Zoo. And, each year my kids have brought home a nice bag of treats with a variety of candy and toy items.
And, don’t forget to plan a little extra time to play on the playground at Cleveland Park (because you will probably end up doing it anyway).
2023 Boo In The Zoo Greenville Details
When Is Boo In The Zoo?
- October 18 – October 22, 2023
3 pm – 8 pm
- October 25 – October 30, 2023
3 pm – 8 pm
How Do We Get Tickets?
It is recommended to purchase tickets online ahead of time. Entrances are timed, and attendance is limited each night. Walk-up tickets are available, but they cost slightly more.
*Boo in the Zoo is a rain or shine event, tickets are a final sale
How Much Is Boo In The Zoo?
Greenville Zoo Members:
$10 for Trick or Treaters | $8 for non-Trick or Treaters
$12 for Trick or Treaters | $10 for non-Trick or Treaters
Ages 0-2, not trick or treating are free / Boo Babies that would like treats would need to purchase a Trick-or-Treating admission ticket.