Saturday, October 13 & 20, 2018
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. both days!

Boo at the Zoo is the Northland’s premiere Halloween event for families. Enjoy trick or treating within the safe and beautiful grounds of the Lake Superior Zoo. NEW this year – dinosaur-themed play area with a fun photo opportunities & games! Bring along your “little pumpkins” and enjoy the too-many-to-count treat stations throughout the zoo, Halloween-themed activities, food vendors and hundreds of zoo animals.  Activities include hourly costume contests, food trucks, face painting, games, and so much more! All the activities are designed to be fun for kids- not scary. Plus, we NEVER run out of candy, so arrive anytime!

Buy Tickets Now!

Advance tickets: $9
At the gate: $10


  • Endless Trick-or-Treating
  • Inflatables
  • Magic shows by The Amazing Charles Magician
  • Face painting
  • Jurassic World play area
  • Henna tattoos by Merche Mariposa Henna
  • Fun Halloween photo opportunities
  • Halloween-inspired animal treats and enrichments
  • Bugs, Lizards, Snakes, and Turtles… Oh My! Meet some of our more mysterious not so fuzzy ambassador animals
  • Meals option galore from a variety of food vendors like Green Mill, Carlton Meat & Grocery, Kettle Kravings Kettle Korn, Saigon Cafe & The Donut Stop

Purchase advance tickets at area Super One grocery stores – Tickets go on sale September 4, 2018!

Learn more about being a sponsor of Boo at the Zoo!

Become a Treat Station

Costume guidelines: Boo at the Zoo is a family friendly event. For the safety of children and all of our guests, the Lake Superior Zoo asks that no adults or teenagers attend Boo at the Zoo with full-face masks or full-face makeup that obscures identity.

Thank you 2018 sponsors!

Hanging Bat:
Miner’s Inc.


Black Cat:
Irving Community Association

Creepy Crawler:
Essentia Health
Kwik Trip


Spinning Spider:
Dan’s Feed Bin
Challenge Center
Spirit Mountain


Decoration Sponsor:

2018 Treat Station Sponsors:

Access Music Therapy
Bethany Community Church
Carlton Meat and Grocery
Challenge Center
CSL Plasma Services
Duluth Children’s Museum
Duluth Huskies
Duluth Lion’s Club/Duluth Centennial LEOs Club (will be collecting hearing aids, perception glasses and reading glasses at their station on Oct. 20)
Duluth News Tribune
Dunkin’ Donuts
Economy Garages USA, Inc.
Edward Jones
Farmers Insurance-Andrew Chapin
Haunted Ridge
Heritage Window and Door
Hip and Ridge Construction, LLC
Just Kids Dental/Essentia Health
Kindred Family Focus
Kwik Trip, Inc.
Lake Superior Community Health Center
Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club
Marcus Theatres
MedExpress Urgent Care
Northstar Heating & Cooling
Orthopaedic Associates of Duluth, PA
Outback Steakhouse
Radiant Window Cleaning, Inc.
REM Arrowhead, Inc. a partner of the MENTOR Network
Renewal By Anderson
Residential Services, Inc.
Stonehouse Martial Arts
Superior Choice Credit Union
Superior Police Department
Taco Johns
The Duluth Playhouse
The River Church
Wells Fargo
Your Home Improvement Company

Thanks to KIND & Jack Link’s providing some yummy products for all Boo at the Zoo attendees as part of the SAFE program!


Candy for Conservation!

When shopping for Halloween treats, you can support orangutan, tiger and hornbill conservation by purchasing products from companies who make a pledge to save habitats and make a difference for wildlife around the world.

We are proud to be participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project!

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