May 26, 2024

Boo at the Zoo Saturday

Garden City, KS( Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo are pleased to present the 23rd annual “Boo! At The Zoo,” Saturday, October 21, 2017. This year, all gates are open from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.  Lee Richardson Zoo will be closed all day October 21st prior to the event for preparations.

The evening includes a trick-or-treat trail with ‘spooktacular’ treat stations, creepy creature encounters with zoo docents and a journey through a ghoulish graveyard. Guests are asked to come hungry with an ogre-sized appetite, as the Safari Shoppe is selling Frankenweenies (hot dogs), Spookies and Cream as well as other chilling flavors of Dippin’ Dots ice cream and a variety of snacks and beverages.  Support the Zoo’s efforts to reduce waste by bringing your own trick-or-treat bag from home!

“Boo! at the Zoo” tickets are available starting Friday, September 29 through noon on Saturday, October 21 at the zoo or until they run out at the other ticket locations.  Children ages 2 years old and under are free.  Buy your tickets early at the discount price of $5.00 per person at Blue Fox Boutique, El Remedio, Ward’s Garden Center and Lee Richardson Zoo.  Tickets may also be purchased online at until Sunday, October 15 to ensure delivery.  Admission at the gate is $10 per person. In addition to general admission, guests will also have the opportunity to visit the wizarding world of Harry Potter by purchasing passage on the Hogwarts Express.  Witches and wizards are invited to travel through the Dark Forest while warding off dementors with their magic wands as the train makes its way back to Platform Nine and Three-Quarters.  Hogwarts Express train passes are $5 each and can only be purchased at the event.

Members-only skeleton key passes are also available (for members with a family/grandparent membership or higher level membership) and include a Haunted Hay Ride, passage on the Hogwarts Express train and a special entrance that bypasses the general admission line via an entrance that is only for skeleton key pass holders.  Skeleton Key passes are limited and sell out quickly.  Skeleton key passes are $15 each and are sold exclusively through the Friends’ office.

The rain date for Boo at the Zoo is Saturday, October 28th.  Sponsorships and treat station locations are still available.  Contact Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo for more information: 620-276-6243 or email