BOO at the ZOO

BOO at the ZOO
October 26, 27, & 28

Admission: $5 per person (ages 2 and under free)

Amarillo’s family favorite “BOO at the ZOO” will be returning for 3 magical days on Friday and Saturday, October 26 and 27 from 5:30pm – 9:00pm and Sunday, October 28 from noon – 5:00pm with more new games, activities and costumed animal characters!

BOO at the ZOO will feature costumed characters like a tiger, lion, donkey, peacock, kangaroo and others handing out candy treats. Plus there will be plenty of ghoulish games, face painting, costume parade, crafts and more that will ensure a howling good time! Even some of the Zoo animals will get into the Halloween spirit with special pumpkin “Chomp and Stomp” enrichment activities.

BOO at the Zoo highlights include:

  • Over 20 treat stations featuring costumed animal characters such as the peacock, lion, tiger, kangaroo, fox, bear, panther, donkey, hummingbird and more!
  • Monsterology – explore the realm of unknown, undiscovered and mythological animals. See a horn from a unicorn, the beak from a giant squid, skeleton of the world’s largest frog, skull of a Bigfoot and more oddities from the natural world!
  • Pumpkin STOMP and CHOMP enrichment activities for the animals.
  • See the world’s largest species of toad – the size of a dinner plate, hairy tarantulas, and more creatures that make you say EEEWWW!
  • BOOtastic Music with Andy Chase Cundiff  Eeeky Freak Dance Party and Parade  Take a picture with our friendly Sasquatch
  • For a bit more thrill visit “Monster Alley” and see a chupacabra, yeti, werewolf and other creatures on exhibit in their natural habitats. (Friday and Saturday Night Only)
  • Face Painting (extra fee applies).
  • Fun games like Lim-BOO, Pumpkin Putt Putt Golf, Needle in the Haystack, Pumpkin Ring Toss, Batty Bat Toss, Pumpkin Bowling, Corn Pit and more new games!

In the spirit of Halloween, costumes are encouraged. But because this event is geared toward families with young children, we ask adults not to wear scary costumes or costumes that cover their faces. There’s no safer or more exciting way for families with children of all ages to enjoy Halloween!

Help us stay green by bringing your own trick or treat bag to fill with candy and other treats!

The Amarillo Zoo is located at NE 24th Ave and Dumas Highway inside Thompson Park. To learn more about Amarillo’s BOO at the Zoo please follow us on Facebook or visit our website at

Would you like to help out with one of our biggest events of the year?

Join our Boo Crew!

You may choose to work one night, two nights, or the whole weekend. Individuals can follow the link to sign up and groups can download the form. Each person MUST fill out a waiver form and turn it in before Boo at the Zoo (you can drop it off or fax it).

Individuals Sign Up Here


Groups Sign Up Here


Waiver Form


Treat Station Application Form

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Come visit us!

The Amarillo Zoo is located in Thompson Park. Take Hwy 287 North off of I-40, take the N. 24th Ave. exit and go West, turn right into Thompson Park and follow the signs to the Zoo parking lot.

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