Bring your best costume and a bag for Trick-Or-Treating for Boo at the Zoo 2020! We will be selling AM and PM tickets to help ensure social distancing and will be running the event for two full weekends. Walk the Zoo with your family, get some candy and treats from our vendors and staff, and celebrate Halloween with your animal friends! Boo at the Zoo is a rain or shine event.
The Zoo Is Officially Open!
Before the dawn of modern America, massive bison and elk wandered the land now known as New York State, while lynx prowled in dense forests and giant eagles soared through the sky. Though that landscape and its inhabitants have drastically changed, many of these animals can still be found in one place: Zoo New York.
Spanning 32 acres, the zoo is home to a variety of species native to the Empire State. Some, like black bears and turtles, live in abundance in the wild; while others like the Canada lynx have earned an endangered or threatened status, making conservation efforts essential for their continued survival.
Beyond the ecosystems built around these animals, wildflowers skirt Olmsted Pond, and fluttering specimens fill the Butterfly House. A trail system is designed to carry you through modern rural landscapes while pointing out unique bird and plant species.