The best place to go trick-or-treating in the Akron area is the Akron Zoo! It is a safe and non-scary event for the whole family. We go every year and have a fantastic time. The atmosphere at the zoo is transformed for Halloween, but not too scary for little kids. The trick or treat stations are all decked out in different scary themes – 12 in all!
Plan to spend a couple hours at least as you tour the zoo while trick or treating. The animals are usually more active as the weather starts to cool down. It’s like experiencing a totally new zoo in the cooler weather.
We received tickets to facilitate this post.
This is the perfect time to check out the new Grizzly Ridge if you haven’t seen it yet! The entire zoo is open for you to enjoy during Boo at the Akron Zoo. The 12 trick or treat stations are situated throughout the zoo so you can trick or treat while visiting all your animal friends.
The treats are generous too – often full size candy bars, bags of chips, and other treats.
A new First Energy All-American Soap Box Derby themed station is new this year and will feature cars from the First Energy All-American Soap Box Derby in Akron. This might be the inspiration your child needs to join the race next year!
While at the Akron Zoo, be sure to take a ride on the carousel and new train ride as well!
In addition to the treat stations, the entire Akron Zoo is transformed during Halloween with festive decorations, lighted displays, and other non-scary – yet spooky decor to get you in the Halloween mood.
Boo at the Akron Zoo is fun for the little ones to the grade school kids! I like that it is a safe way for kids to go trick-or-treating in their costumes.
Boo at the Akron Zoo Dates:
Boo at the Akron Zoo runs Oct. 12–13, 18-20 and 25-27, 2013. Hours are 5:30 – 8 p.m. on Fridays and 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Buy Boo at the Akron Zoo Tickets
Tickets for Boo at the Akron Zoo are $10 for trick-or-treaters and $6.00 for observers.
You can buy Buy Boo at the Akron Zoo Tickets at the Akron Zoo, Akron Zoo website or your local Acme Fresh Market. All guests must have a ticket to enter, including free observers (free tickets available wherever Boo at the Zoo tickets are sold).
For more information visit www.akronzoo.org or call (330) 375-2550.
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