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Boo at the Zoo Benefiting Audubon Zoo and Children's Hospital New Orleans

 Little ghouls and goblins can celebrate Halloween at Boo at the Zoo benefitting Audubon Zoo and Children’s Hospital New Orleans! This family-favorite Halloween tradition is a daytime celebration providing families with spooktacular fun at the Zoo  

Boo at the Zoo will be held Friday, October 21, 2022 through Sunday, October 23,2022 during regular Audubon Zoo hours (10:00 a.m.  5:00 p.m.). Last entry ticket is sold at 4:00 p.m. Boo at the Zoo is fun for the entire family, plus is extra fun for some of your favorite Zoo animals.  Did you know Halloween pumpkins are a special treat for some of the Audubon Zoo animals? Keep an eye open at the event and you may see some animals enjoying a pumpkin snack of their own! 

Kids under age 12 can trick or treat throughout the Zoo, and all guests are invited to wear their favorite costumes to enjoy the festivities. Because Audubon Nature Institute is committed to making a positive impact on the natural world, the candy distributed at Boo at the Zoo is made from sustainable palm oil. In many parts of the world, habitat destruction due to cutting of forests for palm oil is threatening health and the survival of wildlife. Learning about how using sustainable resources can help do a world of good for orangutans in the wild  

“Boo at the Zoo is always a great way for families to enjoy Halloween and the Zoo, and we are thankful for our long-time partner Children’s Hospital New Orleans for helping us give children a safe way to celebrate Halloween and help them learn about ways to help wildlife around the world,” said Ron Forman, Audubon Nature Institute President and CEO.

Halloween is a also the perfect time to learn about ways to help animals that may be in your backyard. Those who venture into the Nocturnal House at the Zoo will see bats and learn they aren’t so spooky after all.  Bats are an important part of a functioning ecosystem, especially for pollination and insect control. There are simple ways to attract – and keep – these creatures of the night doing their jobs in your neighborhood.

Money raised by the event benefits both Audubon Zoo and Children’s Hospital of New Orleans.  “Boo at the Zoo is a great way for families to make memories together, and it helps both the Zoo and Children’s Hospital build a brighter future for our community,” said President and CEO of Children’s Hospital New Orleans John R. Nickens IV.   

Audubon Zoo admission includes access to all Halloween activities. Tickets are required for both Audubon Members and Non-Members. Member tickets are $8 for children under 12 and $5 for adults; Non-Member tickets are $30 each.  Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at


Audubon Nature Institute is a family of facilities, events, experiences, sustainability initiatives and conservation programs united in the belief that each of us has the power to impact nature and wildlife for the better. This includes Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium, Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, Woldenberg Riverfront Park and Audubon Wilderness Park. We inspire visitors, members and our community to support nature and wildlife — and leave the world better than we found it.