We have another Halloween event to add to your spooky calendar. A popular zoo in Illinois is once again hosting an event fun for all ages.

It's a merry, not scary Halloween event and another great place to get treats and candy. Make time to visit the Niabi Zoo in Coal Valley, Illinois this weekend for their annual Boo at the Zoo event.

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Boo At The Zoo In The Quad Cities

It's back! Boo at the Zoo is this weekend at the Niabi Zoo (13010 Niabi Zoo Road) in Coal Valley. This is Niabi's annual celebration of merry not scary Halloween festivities.

There are two days to attend Boo at the Zoo. The Halloween fun happens this Saturday, Oct. 28, and Sunday, Oct. 29. Boo at the Zoo activity hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

Zoo admission hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the last admission at 4 p.m.

How To Attend Boo At The Zoo


You'll need a ticket on either day to enjoy the Halloween fun. Niabi Zoo Members and Funbundle Members get free admission to this event. The Zooseum Pass (expires on 10/15) and QC Family Pass are invalid for this event. The Niabi Zoo asks that you have your membership card and ID ready if you are a member.

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See additional pricing for nonmembers and paying for the day of Boo at the Zoo here.

Niabi Zoo wants people to remember that they cannot provide a separate entry line for members due to the many guests visiting during Boo at the Zoo. Guests will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Wear At Costume For Boo At The Zoo

While costumes for Boo at the Zoo are welcomed, but they are required. Adults may wear costumes but they should be family-friendly and not scary. Adults may not wear costume masks that cover the entire face.

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Several local businesses will provide free treats to guests during Boo at the Zoo so many sure you're ready to collect more candy ahead of trick-or-treat night in your community.

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