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Boo at the Zoo

@ Santa Ana Zoo

Trick-or-Treat, storytelling, animal presentations, haunted house


Mark your calendars, grab your costumes, and join us for our annual “merry not scary” Boo at the Zoo, OC’s Premier Halloween Event for Kids.

Mark your calendars, grab your costumes, and join us for our annual “merry not scary” Boo at the Zoo, OC’s Premier Halloween Event for Kids.


The Friends of Santa Ana Zoo and B.P.O. Elks Santa Ana Lodge #794 present the 27th Annual Boo at the Zoo located at the Santa Ana Zoo. The event will take place from 5:30 PM to 8 PM on Saturday, October 21, and Sunday, October 22; Saturday, October 28; and Sunday, October 29, rain or shine.


Boo at the Zoo is one of Orange County's longest-running Halloween events, providing a fun, safe, and family-friendly event for trick-or-treaters and children of all ages who love to wear costumes and embrace the Halloween spirit!


Guests will have the opportunity to explore 10 prize stations on our Trick-or-Treat Trail, enjoy a variety of Halloween-themed games and activities – including storytelling and sing-alongs, and visit with our nocturnal animals. Guests will also be able to participate in our nightly costume parade, led by SAZOO (our monkey mascot).


Our exciting “Boofari” Express Train and Conservation Carrousel rides will be entertaining little ghouls and goblins all night long. Parents, don’t forget your cameras! Boo at the Zoo provides great photo opportunities that will last a lifetime.


General Admission is $19.95 per non-member ages 2 and up, and only $9.95 per Zoo Member ages 2 and up. Bonus: Children under the age of 2 are free. Join as a Member to receive your half price tickets! “Boo”fari Express Train and Carrousel rides will be available for an extra charge. Hot dogs, chips and soda will also be available for purchase nightly provided by the Tustin-Santa Ana Rotary Club, Zoo Docents, and Knowlwood Restaurant.


For those who are a little older and more adventurous, Boo at the Zoo will once again have a separate area for our “Teen Scream” haunted house (included in the regular price of admission). This is sure to provide chills and thrills for those who dare to enter.


To avoid the lines, admissions are now available online at www.santaanazoo.org (valid any night of the event, nonrefundable – bring your receipt to Will Call on the night of the event). You may also purchase admissions at the main gate on the night of the event. For more information, please call (714) 953-8555. So grab your costume and we'll see YOU at the BOO at the Santa Ana ZOO!


The Santa Ana Zoo is home to more than 260 animals, including 60 of the most interesting and engaging monkeys and several endangered species, like the golden lion tamarins. The Zoo is open daily from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. To become a Member of the Zoo, please call (714) 953-8555 x13. The Santa Ana Zoo in Prentice Park is located at 1801 East Chestnut Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92701.

Phone: (714) 647-6575

Website: Click to Visit

Saturday, October 28, 2017 : 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Activity occurs until 10/29/2017 on:

  • Saturday, October 28, 2017: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, October 29, 2017: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Suitable for: 0 - 17

  • Ages 0 - 1: Free
  • Ages 2 and over: $19.95

$9.95 for members

Free, provided on location.

Event dates, times and cost are subject to change without notice. Before heading out, please contact the event organizer to verify the information provided. If you have questions about a particular event, please contact the event organizer directly.

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