Boo at the Zoo 2019

October 18, 5:30–8:30 PM
October 19, 4:30–8:30 PM
October 20, 4:30–7:30 PM

Adults $20/$18 (SB Zoo Members)
Children (2-12) $14/$12 (SB Zoo Members)
Ticket includes event entry, trick-or-treating, Zoo Train ride, mad science experiments, scare zone, animal scooter ride, dance party, creepy-crawly animal encounters, performances, bounce houses, and rock wall climbing.

Parking is $11/vehicle, free for SB Zoo Members. Not a Member? Become one today!

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Special thanks to our sponsors:


Alaskan Airlines


Boo at the Zoo tickets are non-refundable. Tickets will also be available at the door. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Adults may not wear full face masks or have full face painted. Realistic weapons will not be allowed.
Areas of the Zoo will be closed during this event.

Boo at the Zoo’s Festive Fun Includes:

  • Hay Bale Maze
    Little ones have fun making their way through the maze.
  • Conservation-themed Activities
    Join us for mad science experiments explore the world’s oceans from afar.
  • Costumed Characters
    More than 75 characters roam the Zoo, creating a scary number of memorable photo opportunities.
  • Creepy Crawly Animal Encounters
    Millipedes, super worms, and other creatures of the night would just love to meet you.
  • Dance Party
    Monsters and princesses mix it up side by side on the dance floor.
  • Boo Choo Choo train ride 
    Make tracks for the Halloween-themed train ride on the Zoo’s C.P. Huntington miniature train.
  • Scare Zone
    For those who like a little more “howl” in Halloween. Recommended for ages 10+.
  • Zookeeper Talks
    Learn more about the Zoo’s animals from those who know them best.
  • Costume Parade
    Join in and show off your costume as the Boo Crew parades through the Zoo at the end of the evening.
  • Trick-or-Treat Trail
    Local businesses sponsor tables with treats…be sure to bring a bag to carry your loot! Thank you to the following businesses for their support:

Alaska Airlines
California Learning Center Santa Barbara
Foodbank of Santa Barbara County
GoGlamBling~Paparazzi Consultant
Ice in Paradise – Ice Skating Rink
Islands Restaurants
The Knox School of Santa Barbara
Metropolitan Theatres
Montecito Bank & Trust
Montessori Center School
Motel 6
New York Life
Northside Optimist Club of Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Dental Hygienists’ Association
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation
Santa Barbara Tutoring, LLC
SEE – Santa Barbara Vision Care
Stardust Sportfishing
Sunny Smiles Dentistry for Children and Young Adults
Trinity Preschool
Valhalla Martial Arts, Kickboxing & Fitness

Sponsor Treat Table

Palm Oil-Free Candy

You’ll find plenty of treats at Boo at the Zoo, but you won’t find any made with non-sustainable palm oil. Every kid wants yummy, sticky, sugary candy at Halloween, but not as much as orangutans, Asian elephants, and tigers want a healthy place to live and thrive. Find out more about palm oil and make good choices for your Halloween candy this year.

The Tri-Counties' #1 Family Halloween Festival


Join the Boo Crew! Event volunteers are needed to help distribute candy treats, become ‘scare’ actors, staff spooky game booths, and direct guests. For more information, email Shomari McLemore or call (805) 962-5339, ext. 153.

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Become a Sponsor

Get your company involved! Boo at the Zoo is the largest family-oriented Halloween event in the tri-counties region, attracting between 4,000 and 6,000 visitors each year. To become a Boo at the Zoo sponsor, contact Cheyanne Brooks by email or phone: (805) 962-5339, ext. 180.

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