Join the SF Teaching Zoo for the 26th Annual Boo at the Zoo!

Press release from Santa Fe College

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Boo at the Zoo returns to the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo on Halloween, Monday, Oct. 31, 2022, from 3-7:30 p.m. Boo at the Zoo is Gainesville’s wildest Halloween event for all ages. All are welcome to join us at the zoo in costume to trick or treat throughout the zoo – just bring your own bag or bucket!  The zoo will be closed Monday, Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. for students and staff to transform the trails into a family-friendly trick-or-treat trail, immersing visitors in the lands of Mario Kart, Finding Nemo, Willy Wonka, The Wild West, and How to Train Your Dragon. 

Admission to the event is just one canned good or non-perishable food item per person. Cans collected help two charities – Saints Food Share at Santa Fe College and Catholic Charities, which feed families in need around our community. Please refrain from bringing food donations in single-use plastic bags.   

In addition to the festivities and trick-or-treating in the zoo, Fun4GatorKids hosts a KidsZone in front of the zoo full of community organizations with crafts, activities, and even more candy! There will be live entertainment from Danscompany of Gainesville, animal encounters, games, and food available for purchase at the event. Boo at the Zoo is sponsored in part by Fun4GatorKids and Campus USA Credit Union. 

Entry to Boo at the Zoo will open at 3 p.m. SF Teaching Zoo members will receive information about early entry and fast passes to skip the line. 

We hope to see you all for our 26th annual event!