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Spooky Family Fun at Boo at the Zoo

EVENT UPDATE: Audubon Zoo wants everyone to have a fa-BOO-lous time at Boo at the Zoo. Due to the severe weather, Boo at the Zoo on Friday, October 25 is cancelled. If you purchased a ticket for Friday, Oct. 25, it will be honored on Sunday. Oct. 27. Thank you for supporting Audubon Zoo and Children's Hospital New Orleans with the purchase of your ticket.

Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Boo at the Zoo, a family-friendly Halloween event benefitting Children’s Hospital and Audubon Zoo with fun activities targeted for children up to age 12. This spooky party will be held October 25-27. This year’s event features themed experiences including:

  • Extinct Species Scare-Yard
  • Weird World of Wheels
  • Children’s Hospital New Orleans Funny Bones Joint
  • Ghost Train presented by Enfamil
  • Mummy Manor (scary and non-scary) presented by Members of The New Orleans Firemen's Federal Credit Union
  • Inflatables
  • Monster Maze by aMazing Mazes.
  • Pirates of Port Orleans presented by Enfamil
  • Trick-or-Treat Lane presented by Event Producers
  • Complimentary rides on the Gottesman Family Endangered Species SCARE-ousel

The fun also includes nightly animal encounters and live entertainment on two stages: the Oogie Boogie Stage (Capital One Bank Stage) and Monster Mash Bash (Shell's Wildlife on Stage!) Contests for best group costume and best stroller/wagon decorations will be held each night of the event at the Oogie Boogie Stage.

“Children’s Hospital New Orleans is a proud partner of Boo at the Zoo, a beloved New Orleans tradition that benefits both Children’s Hospital and Audubon Zoo,” said President and CEO of Children’s Hospital New Orleans John R. Nickens IV. “We’re looking forward to three days of spooky family fun, with some great new additions to this year’s event.”

Tickets are $20 per person (adult or child). Children under 24-months-old receive complimentary admission to this event. A limited number of tickets will be sold for Boo at the Zoo each night, and tickets will only be honored for the date purchased. All activities and treats, except concessions, are included with admission.

This spooky party will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, October 25, and Saturday, October 26. The Sunday, October 27, event will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Audubon Zoo will close at 3:00 p.m. each night of Boo at the Zoo to prepare.

The Ghost Train ride line will close at 7:30 p.m. on October 25 and 26 and at 6:30 p.m. on October 27. All animal habitats will be closed during Boo at the Zoo.

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Audubon Nature Institute

Audubon Nature Institute operates a family of museums, parks and research facilities dedicated to celebrating the wonders of nature. Through innovative live animal exhibits, education programs, and scientific discovery, Audubon makes a meaningful contribution to preserving wildlife for the future. Audubon Nature Institute flagships include Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy Giant Screen Theater, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, Woldenberg Riverfront Park and Audubon Wilderness Park. Ron Forman is President and CEO of Audubon Nature Institute.