Zoo Boo

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 6:00pm to Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 4:00pm

THE ZOO WILL NOT OPEN UNTIL 6PM ON OCTOBER 23rd, 3PM ON OCTOBER 24TH, AND NOON ON OCTOBER 25TH.  

Join us for South Bend's favorite Halloween tradition - Zoo Boo!  Pumpkins, lights, and decorations will transform the Zoo into the perfect spot for safe trick-or-treating.  Come decked out in your Halloween costume and visit our treat stations set up throughout the Zoo!

Hours:
  • Friday, October 21 - 6-9pm
  • Saturday, October 22 - 3-9pm
  • Sunday, October 23 - noon-4pm (recommended for children 7 and under)
  • Last admission for Zoo Boo each day 1/2 hour prior to closing. 
Admission:  
  • Free- Potawatomi Zoo Members
  • $9.50 - adults
  • $7.50 - children ages 3-14
  • $7.50 - seniors 62+
  • Free - children 2 and under
Attractions:
  • Haunted Train ride tickets are $2 per person - children 2 and under are free. On Sunday the train will not be scary for younger kids.
  • Face painting will be available. Tickets are $7. 
Please note:
  • The Potawatomi Zoo will be closed during the day on October 21-22 to prepare for Zoo Boo and the Zoo will not open until noon for Little Zoo Boo on October 23.
  • For their health and safety, most of our animals are not on exhibit during the nighttime hours for this event.  
  • Since the event is geared towards young children, adults may not wear masks that cover their faces.
  • Plan carefully for the best experience for your family - this event brings in over 10,000 guests annually - prepare your family for longer wait times.  
​Animal safety:
  • For the health and safety of our animals, most of their exhibits are closed after dark.  The best time to view our animals is during our daytime hours on Saturday and Sunday.