SA Zoo gears up for Pumpkin Bash, Zoo Boo

Families invited to trick-or-treat in the zoo

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Zoo is getting into the Halloween spirit again this year with its annual Pumpkin Bash and Zoo Boo.

The Pumpkin Bash was held Friday morning where hippos Uma and Tumbo kicked off the festivities by crunching into pumpkins.

The 28th Annual Zoo Boo is scheduled for Oct. 30-31 from 6-9 p.m. at the zoo. 

Organizers said the event is family-friendly and non-scary Halloween fun designed for children ages 12 and under. 

Kids can get dressed up the Thursday and Friday of Zoo Boo and go trick-or-treating inside the zoo. 

Tickets to the event are $6 for zoo members and $7 for nonmembers. Children under the age of 2 can get in for free. 

The zoo will close each day of Zoo Boo at 3:30 p.m. to prepare for the event.