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2017 ZooBoo - 30th Anniversary
ZooBoo Theme: Board Games
Dates: October 19-29, 2017
Hours: Thursday & Friday 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm and Saturday & Sunday 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Closed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Admission: $10.00 non-members, $9.00 members (Under 2 is free)
Admission includes: Unlimited rides (hayride, carousel & train), stage shows, life size games and trick-or-treat trail.

Community Pumpkin Carve

Location: Pine Picnic Pavilion
Date: Tuesday, October 17th
Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Pumpkins and carving tools provided.
Cider and Donuts.

Scarecrow Boo-levard Contest – New This Year!
Gather your family, friends & co-workers and join the fun at Binder Park Zoo in our new scarecrow contest. Show off your Halloween creative side to thousands of guests by decorating one of our trees down Binder Park Zoo’s Boulevard.

Open to all ages – Individuals/Families, Groups/Businesses

Registration Fee: $10.00 per entry/display
Registration deadline: October 11th at 4:30 pm. Limited to the first 20 entries. Each will be assigned a space and display number on the boulevard.

Prizes awarded to the top two entries with the most votes.
Prizes: Family 4 Pack of tickets to the 2018 Zoo Season and a Binder Park Zoo swag bag.

More information check out our Scarecrow Contest rules here.
Download Scarecrow Boo-levard Contest registration form.

Free Nightly Entertainment:

  • Stormy the Balloon Twister - October 20th and 28th
  • The Ha Ha Halloween Show – Puppeteer/Ventriloquist Richard Paul – October 22nd - Shows at 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30.
  • Magician Brian Penny – October 29th shows at 3:30, 4:30 and 5:30
  • DJ Dance Party – October 21st and 28th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm

There is no reciprocal pricing for ZooBoo.

Parking is FREE

Wagon, wheelchair and electric scooter rental available at Zoo entrance.

  • SUV Wagon - $7.00
  • Manual wheelchair (sml, med & lg available) - $6.00
  • Electric scooter - $25.00 w/ $25.00 deposit - Scooters available on a first come, first serve basis. Scooters can be reserved in advance by calling (269) 979-1351 (deposit required). Scooters can accommodate up to 350 lbs. Scooters are not available during inclement weather.

Help Us Have a Green Halloween! Binder Park Zoo is going green this Halloween and won’t be distributing plastic grocery bags for Trick-or-Treating. Please help us out by bringing your own trick-or-treat bag to ZooBoo. For more tips on a more eco-friendly holiday go to

Wild Africa is closed for the season.

Thank you to our generous ZooBoo Sponsors:


Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural AffairsBattle Creek Community Foundation