Utah’s Hogle Zoo Prepares For ZOOctober Fun!

SALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 19) – Over 400,000 pieces of candy are on hand, and the ghosts and goblins are getting eerily excited, as Utah’s Hogle Zoo preps for the wildest trick-or-treating extravaganza in the state, Boo at the Zoo on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


22 booths will be stationed throughout Zoo grounds to greet and/or treat youngsters ages 12 and under who come dressed up as goblins, ghosts, witches and the like!


Now in its 22nd year, Boo at the Zoo is proud to offer safe trick-or-treating that comes FREE with regular Zoo admission or with paid Zoo membership.


Also putting the spook in our spooky ZOOctober festivities will be Spiderella who will host special Enchanted Evening Explorations from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30 at Hogle Zoo.


Guests of Enchanted Evening Explorations will enjoy a guided tour of the Zoo after dark, and a special encounter with Spiderella herself and her favorite creepy crawly critters! Tickets are $10 and available by reservation at hoglezoo.org


But, if you can’t make it out after dark, Spiderella will be holding a very special breakfast on Oct. 23. Starting at 7:45 a.m. guests can join the Queen of the Spiders as she dines with some of her creepy friends and dispels all those nasty rumors about them just in time for Halloween! Advanced reservations are required.


This year, there will be more candy, more space and more to see and do as Hogle Zoo gears up for a truly spooktacular ZOOctober! Visit hoglezoo.org for dates, times and tickets for all of our monsterously fun events.

Utah’s Hogle Zoo is one of only 223 accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA).  Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things.  AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation, and your link to helping animals in their native habitats. For more information visit www.aza.org.