Staff Report

“Boo at the Zoo,” Santa Barbara Zoo’s popular Halloween event, will now have one ticket for admission from Oct. 19 to 21. Tickets will be good for any of the three nights and for all activities, including Zoo Train rides. Costumed kids and families can enjoy safe trick-or-treating, costumed characters, entertainment, animal encounters, and special Halloween activities.

“Boo at the Zoo” will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 19,  4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 20, and 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21. Tickets are $20 for adults ($17 for members) and $14 for children, 2 to 12 years old ($12 for members). Tickets are on sale online at and at the zoo’s front gate. Tickets do not include food and drinks.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. For the safety of visitors, no guest 12 years and older with masks or painted faces will be permitted into the zoo, and no realistic weapons are allowed. For the three days of “Boo at the Zoo,” general admission ticket sales at the zoo end at 2:30 p.m. Member admissions end at 3 p.m., and the zoo closes at 3:30 p.m.