Posted: August 22, 2019

Boo at the Zoo Marks 30 Years of Family-friendly Fun; New Brew at the Zoo Event Offers Halloween Event for Adults

There’s a Halloween take-over at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo this October. Cleveland’s favorite Halloween tradition Boo at the Zoo celebrates 30 years with three weekends of family-friendly fun presented by Citizens Bank. The Zoo, in partnership with the Cleveland Zoological Society, is also hosting an all-new event for adults to have their own Halloween fun with Brew at the Zoo this October 10 featuring a variety of Cleveland’s best craft beers, live music, animal encounters and more.

Boo at the Zoo, presented by Citizens Bank, celebrates 30 years of Halloween fun
Enjoy three weekends of spooktacular fun at Boo at the Zoo, presented by Citizens Bank Fridays through Sundays, October 11-27 from 5 to 9 p.m. This year’s safe, family-friendly event lasts nine magical nights. Every entry ticket includes unlimited free rides on the Boomerang train, Circle of Wildlife Carousel, and access to the 4-D Theater featuring the Wizard of Oz. Additional activities include Trick or Treat Way presented by Wayside Furniture, character meet-and-greets, a hay maze, the Monster Mash Dance Party—and of course—your favorite animals of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo including up-close encounters with many of the Zoo’s ambassador animals! Guests are encouraged to bring flashlights to illuminate some of the darker areas of the Zoo.

Several nights sell out each year, so get your tickets before they disappear! Tickets are available now at and at the Zoo Box Office. General admission is $16 at the Zoo Box Office and $13 online, children younger than two are free. Zoo Member admission is $12 online and $16 at the Zoo Box Office.

“We are proud to be a part of this annual Halloween celebration at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo,” said Ralph Della Ratta, president of Citizens Bank, Ohio. “The Zoo is an asset to the community and our presenting sponsorship will help support its efforts to create compelling experiences that connect people with wildlife and inspire personal responsibility for conserving the natural world.”

Tickets to the Sunday Character Dinner are also available online and at the Zoo Box Office and are $32.95 and $34.95 for members and non-members, respectively. The Character Dinner takes place Sundays 4 - 6 p.m. and includes Boo at the Zoo admission, private character meet-and-greets, kids-friendly buffet, music and more.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Citizens Bank on this year’s Boo at the Zoo and celebrate 30 years of Cleveland’s favorite Halloween tradition,” said Cleveland Metroparks Chief Marketing Officer Kelly Manderfield. “We’re also excited to bring an all-new event to the Zoo this October with Brew at the Zoo that offers adults a chance to celebrate Halloween with live music and a showcase of Cleveland’s top local breweries.”


Brew at the Zoo offers Halloween fun for adults on October 10th
This October, Brew at the Zoo, an all-new Halloween event for adults is coming to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Adults 21 and over are invited to this new event in partnership with the Cleveland Zoological Society on October 10th from 6 to 10 p.m. Guests can enjoy a variety of Cleveland’s best craft beers, live music, animal encounters and more during this after-hours Halloween themed event. Featured brewers include Fat Head's Brewery, Market Garden Brewery, Great Lakes Brewing Company, Terrestrial Brewing Company, Butcher and the Brewer, Thirsty Dog Brewing Co., Sibling Revelry Brewing and more. Guests are also encouraged to wear their best costumes. Buy tickets early and save, general admission tickets are $50 per person through September 30th, $55 from October 1 through October 9 and $60 the day of the event until noon. General admission includes unlimited samplings from Cleveland’s best brewers and small bites of pub fare.

Upgrade to a limited VIP ticket for early entry beginning at 5:30 p.m., preferred parking, exclusive access to Stillwater Place, premium appetizers, cocktails and wine and a commemorative tasting glass. While they last, VIP tickets are $80 through September 30th and $85 from October 1 until the day of the event. Visit to secure your tickets and for more information.

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