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Every year, the Great Plains Zoo thrills kids and adults alike with ZooBoo, a Halloween extravaganza! With plenty of spooktacular fun to be had, there's something for everyone. 


Visitors will enjoy:

  • Exploration of the entire Great Plains Zoo campus, with free-flowing movement!
  • A trick or treat experience at the Zoo!
  • Hundreds of painted and carved pumpkins!
  • Creepy Carrousel and Spooky Savannah Express Train (Friday night) rides!
  • ‘Sensory Saturday’ exclusively from 9-10 am for those with sensory needs!
  • Animals on exhibit Saturday and Sunday!

ZooBoo Event Dates

  • Friday, Oct. 22 from 5:30 - 8:30 pm 
  • Saturday, Oct. 23 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Sensory Saturday 9:00 am - 10:00 am 
  • Sunday, Oct. 26 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sensory Saturday: Your Great Plains Zoo works to be an inclusive place of fun, education and discovery! This year we have added an additional hour to ZooBoo to allow those with sensory processing issues to experience the event. During this time, the capacity allowed will be low. We ask that you please not reserve a ticket for this time if you don't require it to allow others that do to have a ZooBoo experience to last a lifetime! Grab bags during this hour will also include a sensory item for these guests. 

Member Ticket Purchase

Non-Member Ticket Purchase

*ZooBoo tickets are valid for the night of purchase only. Each ticket grants entrance for one individual on the night purchased.  

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

Costume Guidelines: 

While we want everyone to have a fun experience and feel free to express themselves, we value safety and offering a family-friendly environment for all. Please read our guidelines below:

  • Costumes must be family-friendly and may not be offensive or violent in nature.
  • Costumes may not contain any sharp or jutting objects that could harm other guests. 
  • Adults may wear costumes but we ask that they be family-friendly. 
  • The Zoo reserves the right to ask adults to remove costume masks.

Thank you for helping us provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all! 

Did you know that all candy distributed at ZooBoo 2021 is palm oil sustainable?

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Palm oil, which is grown in tropical rainforests, is an ingredient in many types of candy. The uncontrolled clearing of rainforests for palm oil plantations has led to widespread loss of habitats for endangered species, including Orangutans and the Siamang Gibbons found here at the Great Plains Zoo. 

Do your part to preserve wildlife by purchasing candy that is palm oil free, or made with sustainable palm oil: 

Zooboo Sustainable Palm Oil
  • 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.