Halloween Fun at Detroit Zoo’s “Zoo Boo” in Oakland County

Families, some dressed in Halloween costumes walk down the Trick or Treat Trail at the Detroit Zoo's "Zoo Boo" An inflatable witch stand in the background next to a tree with yellow leaves.

Are you looking for a Halloween destination that’s all fun, and no fright? The Detroit Zoo’sZoo Boo” is the place for you. The “merry-not-scary” event is sure to bring Halloween excitement to your entire family!

Held the first three weekends in October, “Zoo Boo” offers a festive selection of fun Halloween attractions. Live entertainment acts include daring acrobatics, magic acts, live music, extreme pumpkin carving demonstrations, and more.

Guests of all ages are invited to wear their costumes and collect sweets by trick-or-treating along the pumpkin-lined “unlucky” 13-station trick-or-treat trail. Join the Detroit Zoo on their Green Journey by bringing your own trick-or-treat bag; bags will not be handed out at the event.

Check out our “Zoo Boo” video and get a preview of all the Halloween fun!

Event Highlights

  • Top Hat Side Show – thrilling carnival acts
  • Aerialists
  • Musical Acts
  • Storyteller
  • Magician
  • Fortune Teller
  • Extreme Pumpkin Carver – pumpkin carving demonstrations
  • Juggler

Admission Information


October 5th – 7th
October 12th – 14th
October 19th – 21st


Advance tickets start at $10 per person, ages 2 and older.
Children younger than 2 are admitted free.
Walk-up tickets are $16 at the gate.

Advance ticket purchase is encouraged. Walk-up tickets will only be sold between 6:45 and 7:45 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights and 5:45 and 6:45 p.m. on Sundays.


$8 per car for all “Zoo Boo” attendees, including members.

For more fantastic zoo events year round, follow along with the Detroit Zoo on their website and social media pages: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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