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Tickets Going Fast for Annual Halloween Event Benefiting Audubon Zoo and Children's Hospital

Friday, October 26; Saturday, October 27; and Sunday, October 28

There's still time to get your tickets for Boo at the Zoo, the annual kids' Halloween extravaganza that benefits Children's Hospital and Audubon Zoo. Event dates are October 26, 27 and 28.

Tickets are $20 per person (adult or child) plus handling fees if purchased online. Adults as well as all children 12 months or older must purchase tickets. Children under 12 months of age receive complimentary admission.

Boo at the Zoo kicks off on Friday, October 26 with a meet and greet hosted by three princesses on the Capital One Field (5:30 - 7:30 p.m). On Saturday, October 27, three Day of the Dead characters will make an appearance (5:30 - 7:30 p.m.), followed by three super heroes (4:30 - 6:30 p.m.) on Sunday, October 28.

The Capital One Performance Pavilion Stage will host a costume and wagon/stroller contest and music by Super Star Events all three nights. Boo at the Zoo features nightly animal encounters and special activities just for toddlers near the stage.

"Boo at the Zoo has a long tradition as a safe, fun-filled Halloween event that benefits Children’s Hospital and Audubon Zoo,'' said Audubon Nature Institute President and CEO Ron Forman. "We are honored to once again partner with Children's Hospital to host this beloved, family-friendly event.''

The spooky party is perfect for children up to age 12 and features trick-or-treat houses with candy, a Zombie-themed Ghost Train (which can be scary), a haunted house (scary and non-scary), activities, entertainment and more.

All treats, except concessions, are included with admission.

The spooky party will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27; and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, October 28. Audubon Zoo will close at 3 p.m. each day to prepare for Boo at the Zoo.

The 2018 edition of Boo at the Zoo also will feature Audubon's Bugmobile, Aquavan and Zoomobile, a Laser Tag game, a Monster Maze, Temporary Tatoos and inflatables on all three nights. The Gottesman Family Endangered Species "Scare-ousel'' is included in admission.

On Saturday, October 27, the Chick-fil-A Herd of Cows will appear on the Captal One Field where they will perform and distribute coupons.

All animal exhibits will be closed during Boo at the Zoo.

Contests for best group costume and best stroller/wagon decorations will be held all three nights. To compete, costumed groups must be a combination of adults and children and must include a minimum of three contestants. For more information on the contests, click here.

A limited number of tickets will be sold for Boo at the Zoo each night. Tickets will be honored only for the date purchased.

The event is held rain or shine. Ticket holders who are unable to attend should consider their purchase a donation. There will be no refunds nor will tickets be honored on another night or year.

No outside food or beverages are allowed at Boo at the Zoo. Designated bags will be distributed for children to use for trick or treating.The Ghost Train ride will close at 7:45 p.m. on October 26 and 27 and at 6:45 p.m. on October 28.

To purchase tickets and learn about the "print at home'' option, click here

No tickets will be mailed. Tickets also can be purchased at any Audubon attraction, while available. Online ticket sales will close 30 minutes before the start of the event each day. Tickets may be available at the gate.

Boo at the Zoo Entertainment Schedule

Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27

Capital One Stage 

5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - The Super Stars (Music and games)

7:15 - 7:45 p.m. - Costume & Wagon/Stoller contest

8:00 - 9:00 p.m. - The Super Stars (Music and games)

Sunday October 28

4:00 - 6:00 p.m. - The Super Stars (Music and games)

6:15 - 6:45 p.m. - Costume & Wagon/Stoller contest

7:00 - 8:00 p.m. - The Super Stars (Music and games)

Wildlife Theater

(All three nights)

Dancing Drums interactive performance


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.