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Every year, the Zoo thrills kids and adults alike with ZooBoo, a three-night Halloween extravaganza.  Over the course of three nights, kids will wind their way through the decorated exhibits and walkways in the Zoo collecting candy and trinkets at a variety of treat tents from costumed presenters. Along the way, visitors dressed as their favorite superheroes or movie characters will pass by the Extinct Species Graveyard and see the markers for animals like the Dodo Bird and Caspian Tiger. Other highlights include the Spooky Carrousel and more than 300 hand-carved and lit Jack-o’-lanterns.

ZooBoo Event Dates

  • Friday, Oct. 26 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. (The Zoo and Museum will close early at 3:30 p.m., with last admission at 2:30 p.m.)
  • Saturday, Oct. 27 from 3 - 7 p.m. (The Zoo and Museum will close early at 1 p.m., with last admission at 12 p.m.)
  • Sunday, Oct. 28 from 3 - 7 p.m. (The Zoo and Museum will close early at 1:30 p.m., with last admission at 12:30 p.m.)

Tickets are now on sale online or at the Zoo. Non-members can also purchase tickets at any Sioux Falls HyVee or Lewis Drug locations. Cost is $5 for Zoo members and $7 for non-members. Children under two are free.

ZooBoo is held rain, snow or shine and is completely outdoors, so be sure to dress for the weather. No refunds will be given.

  • Love this zoo! Great place to get a walk in and the animals are everywhere! The museum/indoor part is very educational too. Has a lot of shade for when it's hot out. Very clean. Friendly staff.

    Taylor F.
  • We love to visit the zoo. They have great outdoor exhibits and lots to do inside as well. Great for kids and adults.

    Robin A.
  • Lots of great exhibits and animals to see! Fun gift shop and learning center.

    Stephanie N.
  • The museum gives you a break from the sun on hot summer days and has a great selection of animal exhibits from around the world. ¬†The zoo keeps growing and adding new animal habitats or improving existing ones. ¬†Membership offers reciprocal benefits to other zoos around the country.

    Bill T.