Will You Be At 2013 Boo At The Zoo? {Sponsored Giveaway}


Tickets are now on sale for Boo at the Zoo! The annual Audubon Zoo Halloween event will take place on October 18, 19, 25 and 26 for children up to age 12 featuring trick-or-treat houses with candy, a Ghost Train, a haunted house (scary and non-scary), games with Boo at the Zoo Collageprizes and entertainment. All games and treats, except concessions, are free with admission.

A limited number of tickets will be sold for each night, giving little ghosts and goblins the opportunity to experience Boo at the Zoo in a more relaxed atmosphere. The festivities begin at 5 and end at 9 p.m. each night.

New Orleans area families can enjoy:

  • Three entertainment venues: local favorites Johnette Downing, Dennis & Co. and SongBeat in the Toddler Area in Audubon Zoo’s Cool Zoo (Note: no water will be running); Star Wars performers will delight children in a new area for meet and greet opportunities; The Super Stars (Oct. 17, 18) and Jack Magic (Oct. 25, 26) round out the entertainment on the Main Stage
  • Zombie-themed Ghost Train Ride
  • Reptile encounter for first hour each night
  • Activities courtesy of the New Orleans VooDoo Arena Football League and the New Orleans Pelicans Basketball Team
  • Outdoor laser tag sponsored by Games2U Nola
  • Professional family photos by Lakeside Camera Photoworks for $10
  • A Haunted Maze returns by a-MAZE-ing
  • Included in admission: Dinosaur Adventures exhibit and Endangered Species Carousel!
  • The Trick-or-Treat walk comes with your own complimentary bag to fill with goodies

Know Before You Go to Boo at the Zoo

  • Ticket prices are $17 per person (adult or child). Handling fees apply.
  • Adults must purchase tickets as well as all children over the age of 12 months.
  • Children under 12 months of age are admitted free.
  • Event is from 5 -9 pm. Ticket holders may enter at any time.
  • Each person entering the event needs a ticket.
  • Event is held rain or shine.
  • Boo at the Zoo is a fundraiser for Children’s Hospital and Audubon Zoo. Should a ticket holder be unable to attend, your CH2clr-logo«purchase should be considered a donation. There will be no refunds nor will tickets be honored on another night or year.
  • No outside food and beverages allowed.

Please note: Ghost train ride may close as early as 8:00 pm depending on volume of guests waiting! The train ride can be scary for children under 8 years of age.

Other notes: Audubon Zoo will close at 3:00 pm to prepare for the annual Boo at the Zoo evening event on the following dates: October 18, October 19, October 25 and October 26, 2013. Tickets can be purchased online or at any Audubon attraction ticket window. A “print at home” option allows tickets to be e-mailed and printed from any computer. Tickets also can be placed at Will Call. No tickets will be mailed.

In full disclosure, our team received compensation and tickets to attend this event in exchange for promoting it in a variety of ways. That being said, Boo at the Zoo is an event that we have attended personally (both as children and parents) and will continue to attend with our families for years to come. We love supporting Audubon Zoo and Children’s Hospital in such a festive and fun way.

We are absolutely thrilled that 1 New Orleans family will have the opportunity to win four (4) tickets, a $68 value, to the 2013 Boo at the Zoo celebration.

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  1. This would be my kids first time! They love going to the zoo. It would be a great family outing for my little minnie mouse and ninja turtle!

  2. I’ve never been, but I would love to take my daughter and nephew and start a new tradition. Halloween is our favorite time of year!

  3. I have never been to boo at the zoo. I would bring my husband, my daughter, and probably my MIL. I want to go because I already love the zoo and it looks like it would be a great time.

  4. We are new to NOLA so we have never been to Boo at the Zoo before. We used to go to Boo at the Zoo in Knoxville, TN every year and my kids loved it! We love to continue the tradition here!

  5. I am a first time mom to a 17 mth old girl and would love to go to Boo at the Zoo. I have been looking forward to her being old enough to do all these fun things with her. I would love the opportunity to attend for the first time.

  6. I have never been but I would bring my twin girls and my son, they would absolutely love it because Halloween is their favorite holiday.

  7. I just bought a really cute lion costume for my two-year old, and the sweet baby gets to be brother’s dog from last year. He’ll be super-cute, too! They’d make a great pair at BATZ!

  8. We have been once and our favorite was definitely the haunted train. We also loved the trick or treat village. I would love to bring my 4 year old and 16 month old.

  9. We LOVE Boo at the Zoo, but with that being said, we haven’t been in a few years. I hope we can return this year. My daughter was only 2 at the time and she loved the inflatables!!!

  10. My family has never attended Boo at the Zoo and always wanted too! My three children are super excited about Halloween this year and this would be so fun!

  11. I have never been to Boo at the Zoo. I would bring my husband and our four year old son. I would love to go to experience it and have a wonderful time with our son enjoying all of the activities that they have to offer.

  12. Loved Boo at the Zoo we took our 5yr old at the time and she loved it! I also use to go when I was younger. great event for kids.

  13. We’ve never done Boo at the Zoo, but have always wanted to. With 4 children ranging in age from 15 to 8 and mom & dad working it can be difficult to line all our ducks up in a row. My youngest is mildly autistic and loves the zoo, but I worry about crowds as loud noise make him very anxious. We will definitely go if we win. I’ll just have to try and get tickets for our 2 oldest.

  14. Yes, we have been before and I loved it! My favorite memory was seeing my two babies, at the time, holding hands trick or treating! Also, loved the spooky train ride!!! Such a great family event for everyone.

  15. Hello thee, I love Boo at the Zoo! I haven’t been in 5 years and so want to take my youngest, Angelo, who is 4 years old as well as my now 9 year old. My favorite things were watching my then 5 year old son visit each table, ask me about the item, listen to my explanation, and excitedly stuff it into his bag of loot. The BEST the about BOO at the ZOO is watching the costume children run freely from fun thing to fun thing without fear of getting lost or worse abducted. We just don’t have that luxury while trick or treating in our neighborhoods anymore. It’s not the same as when we were kids. At Boo at the Zoo there is an innocence of children and parents that is an absolute pleasure to experience. It truly is the best kids soiree in NOLA and I want more than anything to watch my little ones enjoy it this year while they’re are 9 and 4, still little and innocent.
    Thank you,
    Lisa Negrotto
    New Orleans, La

  16. We have never been to Boo at the Zoo, but would LOVE to take my family this year! My youngest is 3, and would have a blast 🙂


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