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Advanced Lantern Festival tickets are required. Walkups not available on Sold Out nights. Purchase tickets online to guarantee your spot!

Date

Oct 11 - 27 2024

ZOO GOES BOO

OCTOBER 11 - 13, 18 - 20 & 25 - 27

Members Only | 9AM – 10AM
General Admission | 10AM – 5PM

Members | Free 
General Admission | $20 Adults, $15 Youth & Seniors 

Your family friendly trick-or-treat destination is back! Behold the enchanting transformation as the Zoo turns into the ultimate Halloween destination. Enjoy bewitching decorations, twisted treat stations, and an endless supply of animal fun. Immerse yourself in the festivities, grab your best cape, and be captivated by magicians, fire performers, jugglers and more. You may even catch a glimpse of some villains too! A wickedly fun family tradition. Zoo Goes Boo, your place for spooky kooky fun for the whole family.

Thirteen twisted treat stations will be scatted throughout the zoo featuring a variety of Halloween treats. Trick-or-Treaters are encouraged to bring a bag for candy. Allergy-friendly options will also be available, just look for booths with teal pumpkins and ask for a special token. Tokens can be redeemed for allergy-friendly options at a specialty booth. 

Get in the Halloween spirit, we want to see your best costumes. Dressing up isn’t just for the kids, costumes for all are encouraged! Don’t have a costume? No problem! Choose from a variety of festive face painting designs. 

Zoo Goes Boo, your place for spooky kooky fun for the whole family!

*JUMP Program is not valid for Zoo Goes Boo.

*Please note, character rotations occur throughout the day; due to breaks specific character meetings are not guaranteed. 

Attending events at John Ball Zoo makes for an unforgettable experience where your money also supports wildlife conservation around the world and right here in West Michigan. 

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

PRESENTED BY

OCTOBER 13-15

OCTOBER 20-22

OCTOBER 27-29

FRIDAY

Jugglers
Magician
Autobot

Jugglers
Magician
Autobot

Jugglers
Magician
Autobot
Color Guard

SATURDAY

Villain
Meet & Greets 11AM-3PM
Cinderella,
Evil Step Sisters, Pocahontas
Star Wars Costume Characters
Jugglers

Magician
Fire Performer

Villain
Meet & Greets 11AM-3PM
Sanderson Sisters & Evil Queen
Stilt Walker
Dance Group

Juggler
Live Pumpkin Carving
1PM-3PM

Magician
Fire Performer

Villain
Meet & Greets 11AM-3PM
Gaston,
Evil Step Sisters,
Mother Gothel
Stilt Walker
Dance Group
Juggler

Magician
Fire Performer

SUNDAY

Villain
Meet & Greets 11AM-3PM
Gaston, Belle,
Evil Queen,
Snow White
Stilt Walker

Magician
Juggler
Fire Performer

Villain
Meet & Greets 11AM-3PM
Maleficent,
Evil Step Sisters, Cruella
Jugglers

Magician
Fire Performer

Villain
Meet & Greets 11AM-3PM
Sanderson Sisters & Cruella
Jugglers

Magician
Fire Performer
Jazz Orchestra

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