Boo! at the Zoo - A Halloween Celebration at Brookfield Zoo

Boo! at the Zoo in Brief:

Brookfield Zoo gets into the Halloween spirit with Boo! at the Zoo, a family friendly event that's held the last weekends in October.


Boo! at the Zoo:
October 22-23, 29-30, 2011
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Brookfield Zoo, 1st Avenue and 31st Street, Brookfield, Illinois


Admission price for Boo! at the Zoo: Adults (12-64), $13.50; Seniors (ages 65+), $9.50; Children (ages 3-11), $9.50; Children 2 and under, free

Getting to Boo! at the Zoo by Public Transportation:

The Metra Rail Burlington Northern line runs from Union Station downtown to the "Zoo Stop" (Hollywood) station and from there it is only a 2 block northeast walk to the zoo.

Driving to Boo! at the Zoo from Downtown:

I-290 (Eisenhower) west to First Avenue exit. Head south approximately 2.5 miles and follow the signs to the zoo entrance.

Parking for Boo! at the Zoo:

Regular parking rates apply for Boo! at the Zoo.

More About Boo! at the Zoo:

Brookfield Zoo goes into Halloween mode each year hosting Boo! at the Zoo in the second half of October. The fall festival is great for the little ones, and features entertainment and activities. Some of the features throughout the years at Boo! at the Zoo:

  • Giant Corn Maze
  • Haunted Hayride (extra fee)
  • Scarecrow Building
  • Games
  • Pumpkin carving demonstrations
  • Costumed characters
  • Zoo chats
  • Costume parade