2019 Boo at the Zoo Kicks off October 11th

Pumpkins on a night background promoting Boo at the Birmingham Zoo

Pumpkins on a night background promoting Boo at the Birmingham ZooPrepare for over the top fun during the 28th annual Boo at the Zoo presented by Wells Fargo! Watch as the Zoo transforms into a destination of spooky attractions with costumed characters, themed rides and carnival games for 18 nights!

Come experience the excitement on Henley Park with our new ride attraction, Spidermania*! Meet, greet and take photos with Marvel* superhero characters in our new Altec-Styslinger Learning Center! Enjoy a new twist to our ghostly Ghoul School performance at the UAB Callahan Eye Hospital Wildlife Stage. Listen and be entertained by nightly Bat Keeper Chats. Meet members of our animal family with close encounter Animal Greetings in the Hugh Kaul Plaza and at the Children’s Zoo Barn. Boogie down at the Monster Mash dance party and so much more!

Trick or Treat Lane in Alabama Wilds will be the sought after candy place for anyone with a sweet tooth! Take a wild ride around the Zoo on our Eerie Express Train. Zip down the Spider Slide and spin on the Scarousel for thrills that are sure to entertain children of all ages! Need one more reason to join us? For the first time at the Birmingham Zoo, guests can experience the natural wonder of a massive Orb-weaver spider web in our new Orb-weaver spider habitat located in the Garden Pavilion of Alabama Wilds! To add to the excitement, Boo at the Zoo guests are invited to wear their favorite family-friendly costumes as they partake in the festivities. Boo at the Zoo presented by Wells Fargo is one spooktacular event you don’t want to miss!

*Spidermania ride and Marvel superhero characters are only on select nights, please check event dates on Activities Schedule below.

Boo At the Zoo 2019 Activities Schedule:

Marvel Superhero Characters
Location: Learning Center
October 11  Captain America
October 12  Iron Man
October 18  Spider Man
October 19  Black Panther

Location: Henley Park
October 24 – 31

Ghoul School
Location: Wildlife Stage
October 11 -13 and October 17 -31

New! Orb-Weaver Spider Habitat
Location: Garden Pavilion in Alabama Wilds
Open until 9:00pm every night – also open during the day for Zoo guests

Animal Greetings
Location: Welcome Plaza
5:00pm – 6:00pm every night

Children’s Zoo Barn
Open until 9:00pm every night

Bat Chats & Bio Facts
Location: Bears Pavilion in Alabama Wilds
Time(s) TBA


For EVEN MORE Halloween fun happening in Birmingham make sure to visit our Halloween Happenings Guide for 2019!

3 thoughts on “2019 Boo at the Zoo Kicks off October 11th

  1. Thanks for the opportunity to win! I have only been to the zoo once and took my son but have not gotten to go since I had my daughter.. 9yrs ago lol. It would be very fun and exciting to win and go for the Halloween stuff. My question is.. Do I have to also like and share on Instagram to be eligible? I don’t have Instagram.

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