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    Boo at the Zoo

  • Recurring daily
  • Dates:
    October 24, 2020 - October 25, 2020
  • Time:
    4:30 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Admission:
    General Admission $20 members, $30 non-members (plus small parking fee); At the gate $25 members, $35 non-members
  • Location:
  • Address:
    3001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008
  • Phone:

Start your engines and prepare for some spooky fun during Boo Drive Thru, sponsored by Mars Wrigley, a special edition of the beloved children's trick-or-treating event. Pack your car full of ghouls, ghosts, princesses and superheroes and cruise down the Zoo's North Road, all in support of Friends of the National Zoo. Supernatural sights await along your drive—and so do treat bags stuffed with M&Ms, Twix and more!

In order to ensure that everyone stays safe this year, Boo Drive Thru is a special 2020 version of Boo at the Zoo, in which kids (and their parents) get Halloween entertainment and candy from the comfort of their own cars.

When purchasing your car pass, you will be able to choose a drive thru time and reserve up to six treat bags. All cars will enter through the Zoo’s Connecticut Avenue entrance and follow a mile-long path along the side of the Zoo. Only family-sized vehicles will be permitted to enter Boo Drive Thru.

On your drive, you will see witches, vampires, Count Pandula and other spooky sights — and get a fun photo opportunity — before receiving your treat bags at the end. After you receive your bags, you will be able to exit at the lower end of the Zoo.

Friends of the National Zoo members can purchase car passes beginning Wednesday, Sept. 16. Non-members can purchase car passes beginning Wednesday, Sept. 23.

FONZ members: $45 per car pass
Non-members: $55 per car pass

Each car can reserve up to six treat bags while purchasing car passes.