Boo in the Zoo

Honolulu Zoo

Zerve Seller: HonoluluZoo
Activity #5658

This event is only offered on October 31st. Please check out our calendar to see other events and tours currently offered.

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Boo in the Zoo is a family-friendly and not-so-scary event for kids of all ages.  Bring out your best costume and come say Boo right here at the Honolulu Zoo! 
Kids 2-12 years old: Participation Fee is $10 non-members, $8 zoo members Kids under 2 are free!
1 Adult Free with 1 paid child participation fee.
If child is under 2, then parent needs to pay the non-member Fee of $10 or the member Fee of $8.
VIP (Very Important Pumpkin) Family passes for the Evening of October 31st: $100 members, $150 non-members. Please click "Buy Tickets" to view all price options.
This Spook-tacular after hours event includes:
  • Trick or Treat Trail
  • Mad Science presentation on the Stage at 5:30
  • Keiki & Family Costume Contest
  • Pumpkin Carving & Painted Pumpkin Contest (pumpkins must be pre-carved and/or pre-painted for contest entry)
  • Free Activity Stations
  • A Haunted Habitat House
  • Menehune Fun Zone for the little ones
  • Plus Mini tours, face painting, temporary tattoos, photo opportunities, membership giveaways, yummy food and toys (see flyer for details)
Entry and exit for Boo in the Zoo will be thru Gate 6, which is located across from the Waikiki Shell on Monseratt Ave.The Honolulu Zoo closes to the public at 5:30 pm. Boo in the Zoo will be held in the stage lawn area. This is a separately ticketed event.  Membership and/or day passes will not be accepted for free admission into Boo in the Zoo.  Adults are free with each paid child.  Adults attending without children pay the member or non-member participation fee.

VIP (Very Important Pumpkins) Passes are the best way to have a howling good time at Boo in the Zoo! Included in your package are:
  • Complimentary entry for a family of 4
  • Unlimited access to all activities, including the Trick or Treat trail
  • 4 tickets for the Mini Tour
  • 1 Free photo with the costumed characters
  • 4 meal vouchers during the event
For more information on schedules and rules for contests, visit our website

What Is Not Included?

  • Zoo admission into the rest of the park.  The Zoo closes at 5:30. Boo in the Zoo will be held in the Stage Lawn area only
  • You must bring your own pre-carved or pre-painted pumpkins for the contests. We do not provide pumpkins or allow carving or painting on Zoo grounds.
  • We do not provide trick or treat bags, please bring your own re-usable bag

Meeting Location

Gate 6, Monsaratt Ave. across from Waikiki Shell (Honolulu, HI) (Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)
Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?
Advance purchase is recommended. Tickets can be purchased online or over the phone with a Visa, Mastercard, or American Express.
Is there an age limit?
This is family-friendly event. Children under 2 are free. Children ages 2-12 pay the member or non-member participation fee. Adults are free with each paid child.
If I don't have any children, do I still have to pay?
Yes. You will pay the member or non-member rate per adult. Adults are free with each paid child.
What are the prices for the additional activities?
The additional activities range in price from $1-$5. Mini Animal Tours are $3/$2, Face Painting is $1, Temporary Tattoos are 3 for $1 and Character Photos are $5 for a 4x6 print or $1 for DIY photo. If you have purchased the VIP Passes, your tickets include unlimited access to all of these activities and more.
Can we take pictures during our visit?
Absolutely! Photos and video are both allowed. We will have a tent with costumed characters to take a photo with too! $5 for a 4x6 souvenir print to take home, or if you want to take pictures with your own camera, a $1 donation will be collected per family.
Are there restrooms?
Yes, restrooms are near the Gate 6 entrance/exit.
What happens in the case of bad weather?
Boo in the Zoo will run, rain or shine. Bring an umbrella and your sense of adventure!
Are pets allowed?
No. Only service animals as allowed by law, and they must be declared at the gate and kept on a leash while in the zoo.
Where is the entrance for the Boo in the Zoo?
Please enter through Gate 6 located on Monseratt Ave.
Is parking available at the zoo?
The Zoo parking lot on Kapahulu Ave charges one dollar per hour. The Waikiki Shell parking lot across the street from Gate 6 on Monsarrat Ave has free parking.
Is the zoo wheelchair and stroller accesible?
Can we explore the park on our own after hours?
No. The Zoo closes to the public at 5:30. You may join a mini tour for a nominal fee and go on a 30 minute guided walking tour. You must stay with the group and your guide at all times or security may escort you off zoo property.
Do you offer gift certificates?
Not for this event. You can purchase your tickets online. VIP tickets are also available.


Refund/Rescheduling Policy

Non-refundable, cannot be rescheduled.
Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded and cannot be rescheduled because your space is being guaranteed at the event.

Weather Policy

Activity may be cancelled due to severe weather.
The activity usually runs in light rain and other moderate weather conditions, but the seller may cancel the activity up to an hour before the start time in the event of severe or unsafe weather conditions. If the seller cancels the event, ticket-holders will be allowed to reschedule tickets (subject to availability) or receive credit for a future event.

Other Policies

Members must show proof of membership at check-in.
All participants who purchase member tickets must show proof of membership at check-in. Members can apply the member rate for anyone in their party.


Honolulu Zoo

The Honolulu Zoo is the only zoo within a radius of 2,392 miles. It is also the only zoo in the United States that originated in a King’s grant of royal lands to the people. In 1876, King David Kalakaua, Monarch of Hawai‘i, made lands of the Leahi Crown Holdings available, "to the people of Hawai‘i."

The 300 acre parcel was primarily a marshland of old fish ponds, lagoons and islands. In 1877, it was officially opened as Queen Kapiolani Park. Appointed Park Association members developed the unpromising land with the help of royal subsidies to display the King’s private bird collection and to feature a horseracing track.

Honolulu Zoo Mission

The mission of the Honolulu Zoo is to inspire the stewardship of our living world by providing meaningful experiences to our guests. The Zoo emphasizes Pacific Tropical ecosystems and our traditional values of malama (caring) and ho’okipa (hospitality).

Honolulu Zoo Society Mission

The Honolulu Zoological Society’s mission is to foster an appreciation of our living world by supporting and advocating environmental education, recreation, biological study and conservation activities at the Honolulu Zoo.
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