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Zoo Boo

Zoo Boo offers youngsters a safe alternative for trick-or-treating.

Where: Zoo

Time: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Date: Last Saturday in October. Find details for this year's event.

Cost: Included with regular admission. Up to four children free per one paying adult.

New Mexico BioPark Society members receive free admission for the adults and children on their pass as usual. To qualify for the offer above, an adult must purchase a ticket.

Enjoy the Halloween holiday at the ABQ BioPark Zoo with treats, costumes, and wildlife.

Zoo Boo happens on last Saturday in October each year.

Children can enjoy Haunted Habitats, performances, costume contests and, of course, sweets.


Zoo Boo is the Zoo's busiest day of the year, and finding parking can be a challenge.

If you park in the neighborhood nearby, please be considerate and do not block driveways.

Consider these alternatives:

  • Free park-and-ride is available from the Albuquerque Little Theater (map), 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Take the bus:
    1. The Rapid Ride stop at the Main Library is about 14 blocks from the Zoo.
    2. The Route 66 bus stop at Central and 10th is an 8 block walk.
    3. The Rt. 53 bus stops just 1 block from the Zoo entrance.


Zoo Boo Volunteer

Would you like to be a Zoo Boo volunteer?

Make a difference by creating a fun and safe Halloween celebration. Must be 18 or older, and costumes are encouraged!

For more information, call (505) 848-7172.

Thank You, Sponsors!

A heartfelt thank you to all the wonderful people and businesses who participate in Zoo Boo! A portion of event proceeds go to the Zoo Boo Education Scholarship Fund, which provides Camp BioPark tuition assistance for under-served youth.


Many thanks to the Burstein family who supported Zoo Boo for 24 years in memory of Dr. Shelly Lerner Burstein, who was a much-loved local pediatric cardiologist and zoo docent.

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