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  • Writer's pictureMary Ann

Nashville Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo Starts This Friday

Nashville’s littlest ghosts and goblins are invited to enjoy a night of delightfully frightful fun at Boo at the Zoo.Our annual Halloween tradition is set for 11 nights: Oct. 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27 and 28. Boo at the Zoo runs from 5pm to 9pm. Kids can come dressed in their favorite costume and enjoy carnival games, carousel rides, hayrides, shows and trick-or-treating.The annual evening event offers families a safe and exciting Halloween experience for kids under age 12.  Special areas throughout the event include: 

  • The Storytail Treat Trail uncovers festive treats around every corner. The candy selection is all made from sustainable palm oil and includes favorites like M&M’s, Twizzlers, Skittles and more. Please note, trick-or-treating is intended for children only.

  • Fall Festival Field features carnival games, bounce houses, corn kernel pit and Howl-O-Ween Hayride, which takes riders on a trip through the Zoo’s backroads to discover magical scenes, festive friends and a stop through the famous Bubble Tunnel.

  • Enchanted Village offers guests the opportunity to get their picture taken with a princess or superhero, meet a talking pumpkin, and enjoy animal, magic and science shows and other entertainment at this special interactive area.

  • Frightful Farm is designed for those looking for spooky fun. Take a Dying Traditions home tour and learn superstitions of the Victorian Age or visit the Haunted Barn and brave the zombies that have taken over.

Boo at the Zoo attendees can save money by purchasing "Flex Tickets" and attend on a non-Saturday. Ticket prices include all Halloween-themed activities, carousel rides and parking. Additional fees apply for Soaring Eagle zip line and concessions. Advance tickets can be purchased at We recommend buying tickets ahead of time online. Saturday event nights tend to sell out quickly. 

Boo at the Zoo is sponsored by The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial, KIND kids bars, Middle Tennessee Honda Dealers, Mix 92.9, Irwin Entertainment, Liberty Party Rental, Apex Moving and Storage, Civil Constructors, Dr. JJ Wendel Plastic Surgery, MetroPCS, Office Furniture Concepts and The Goddard School.

About Nashville Zoo Nashville Zoo is accredited by the prestigious Association of Zoos and Aquariums, assuring the highest standards of animal care and husbandry.  Attracting more than 980,000 visitors annually, the Zoo is considered one of the top things to do in Nashville. The Zoo is a non-profit organization located at 3777 Nolensville Pike and is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.  The mission of Nashville Zoo is to inspire a culture of understanding and discovery of our natural world through conservation, innovation and leadership.  For more information about Nashville Zoo, call 615-833-1534 or visit


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