Spooky Halloween fun of Zoo Goes Boo returns to John Ball Zoo

Community News |Oct 14, 2019|2 min read

It’s that spooky time of year and John Ball Zoo is joining in the Halloween fun. The Zoo’s annual ZOO GOES BOO event is one of the favorite family destinations for trick-or-treating in West Michigan and starts this Friday.


John Ball Zoo will transform into the ultimate Halloween destination with decorations, entertainment, costumes, candy, and special animal encounters. ZOO GOES BOO runs for two weekends starting October 18 – 20 and again October 25 – 27, with each day open from 10:00a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Guests are encouraged to get in on the spooky fun and wear costumes. Also, John Ball Zoo is always looking for ways to be a friend of the environment, so they request that guests bring their own reusable bags for trick-or-treating or purchase one from the gift shop.


John Ball Zoo reminds families to make mindful choices when shopping for chocolate and candy this Halloween. Buy from companies that are members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil or chocolate products certified by the Rainforest Alliance. All the treats being handed out at ZOO GOES BOO will be certified.


John Ball Zoo would like to remind guests ZOO GOES BOO is a children’s event and adults in costume are requested to dress appropriately. ZOO GOES BOO is presented by Meijer.


You can find out more about the event online at jbzoo.org/event/zoogoesboo. John Ball Zoo is located on Fulton Ave., one mile west of downtown Grand Rapids.