BOO! At the Zoo kicks off 27th year

BOO! At the Zoo kicks off 27th year


KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The Knoxville Zoo's yearly family event, BOO! at the Zoo kicked off its 27th year this week.

If you plan to attend BOO! at the Zoo this year, here are the details you will need.

Event days and hours

  • Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 10-13, from 5:30- 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 17-20, from 5:30- 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 24- 27, from 5:30- 8:00 p.m. 
Ticket and parking prices
  • Boo! at the Zoo tickets are $7 per person. 
  • Children under two are admitted free. 
  • Parking is $5. 
  • Tickets are available at in advance by phone at (865) 637-5331, online at and at the zoo's ticket office during regular zoo hours. 
Discounts and deals
  • Knoxville Zoo members receive a $2 discount on admission purchased online, by phone or at the zoo's ticket window and free parking. 
  • U.S. Cellular customers can show their U.S. Cellular phone and receive $2 off BOO! at the Zoo admission. 
  • Tickets for BOO! at the Zoo can also be purchased at all Knoxville area Kroger stores. (Member discounts and U.S. Cellular customer discounts not available at Kroger locations.) 
  • New this year is the U.S. Cellular® Speed Pass Lane exclusively for Knoxville Zoo members and U.S. Cellular customers! Zoo members and U.S. Cellular customers who purchase tickets in advance can take advantage of expedited entry to BOO! at the Zoo, including early entry at the start of the evening.
Events and attractions
  • Zoo animals
  • Trick-or-treating through the zoo
  • Music
  • Games
  • Monster Mash Tent
  • Clayton Family Kids Cove
  • Friendly costume characters including STAR WARS
  • The "Scary-Go-Round" haunted carousel 
  • Dancers
  • Jugglers

For updated information about each evening's activities, visit the zoo's Facebook page or

The Knoxville Zoo is located off exit 392 from Interstate 40. 

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