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Join the fun at Boo at the Zoo for 2022. Families from all around the Big Country are encouraged to dress up in their favorite Halloween costumes for a day of fun with the animals at the zoo. The best part of Boo at the Zoo in 2022 is that it's being extended for four days total this year, October 15th, 22nd, 29th, and 30th.

This year Boo at the Zoo has gotten bigger. Your little ghosts and goblins will be able to sink their fangs into goodies from the community-based Trick-or-Treat stations spread throughout the Zoo while also enjoying live entertainment from the Bubble Lady, real animal encounters, costume dance parties, and so much more.

Every Year Abilene's Boo at the Zoo offers costume contests, a pumpkin craft, wild-animal experiences, and new to Boo at the Abilene Zoo this year are six "theme zones." They are:

1. Pumpkin Country

A place to submerge yourself into fall with the all-new Pumpkin Country featuring a hay maze, pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating, and pictures with the pumpkins.

2. Fiesta de Animales

Here's your chance to celebrate El Día de Los Muertos at Fiesta de Animales in the South American region of the Abilene Zoo. Enjoy some cultural eats, you'll find some huge pinatas, meet the rainforest creatures, and enjoy performances by Ballet Folklorico.

3. Medieval Legends

The Middle Ages come alive in Medieval Legends! Get ready to do some medieval pumpkin chunking into the lake from an old french style catapult loaded with a pumpkin, meet legendary animals, and rule the castle as a medieval knight.

4. Pirates of the Caribbean Cove

Become a Pirate of the Caribbean by collecting treasures, take command of the Cursed Wind pirate ship by becoming the Captian, and experience the creatures of the tropics.

5. Reptile World

Explore the Reptile World by witnessing today's real dinosaurs, learn the history and see how these modern-day prehistoric creatures still exist in our world today. Welcome to today's Jurassic period.

6. Zoomanji at Madagascar

A real adventure awaits you at the Abilene Zoo's Zoomanji at Madagascar. This is where you go and seek out the adventure. Take an expedition through the jungle and meet the creatures that reside in the jungles of Madagascar. Source: Abilene Zoo / Clay Carabajal

So, get your scary little critters all dressed up for a ton of fun and some Trick-or-Treating too throughout the zoo from 10 am to 4 pm.

Tickets are on sale and are only $10 a person, 2 and under get in free. So purchase your tickets early, and get them online here.

Additional tips and guidelines to follow when visiting the Abilene Zoo:

  • Open are: Zoo eats, giraffe feeding experience, gift shop, and the carousel
  • Go for a ride on the Safari Train Express
  • Food for hand feeding the giraffe will be available

The Abilene Zoo is located at 2070 Zoo Lane Abilene, Texas. For more information please call 325-676-6085.

Photo by: Abilene Zoo / Clayton Carabajal
Photo by: Abilene Zoo / Clayton Carabajal
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