Boo at the Zoo Presented By Bordas & Bordas ~
October 3-4, 10-11, 17-18 & 24-25, 2020
This year, we’re taking Boo at the Zoo to the next level thanks to the generosity of our presenting sponsor Bordas & Bordas! Get ready for a variety of frightfully fangtastic enhancements including extended hours, timed entry ticketing, and a new interactive scavenger hunt! As always, Boo at the Zoo proceeds benefit the care and conservation of Good Zoo animals.
2020 Admission Rates
Boo at the Zoo is now included with Good Zoo general admission!
- Adults (13+ yrs.): $11.95
- Children (3-12 yrs.): $7.95
- Patron & Curator Good Zoo Members / Children ages 2 & Under: Free
*Treat bags are provided to all guests ages 3-12 yrs. Adults (13+ yrs.) and children ages 2 & under can join in the fun by purchasing a treat bag for $3.00.
2020 Event Hours
Enjoy more spooktastic fun than ever before with extended hours from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. on October 3-4, 10-11, 17-18 & 24-25!
New daytime hours allow guests to celebrate the season with their favorite Good Zoo animals who will remain in their habitats throughout the event.
NEW Timed Entry Ticketing
Spend more time at the zoo and less time in line with new timed entry ticketing!
With this new enhancement you’ll enjoy closer parking, shorter lines, enhanced social distancing, and more fun!
NEW Digital Scavenger Hunt
Experience our new, virtual scavenger hunt featuring nine stations located along the Good Zoo’s outdoor walking path and train ride.
Unlock clues by scanning QR codes at each station for a chance to win weekly prizes including free admission tickets, family memberships, and animal encounters!
Each ghoulish guest ages 3-12* will receive a bag of delicious goodies upon completion of our new, digital scavenger hunt!
These tasty treats will include your favorites like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Airheads, Cow Tales, Pepsi, and more!
*Adults (13+ yrs.) and children ages 2 & under can join in the fun by purchasing a treat bag for $3.00.
Each festive pathway and scavenger hunt station will feature a unique theme, with decorations provided by our generous community partners:
- Panhandle Cleaning & Restoration
- Wheeling Hospital Auxiliary
- Wheeling Country Day School
- Whisk Bakery & Avenue Eats
- Bordas & Bordas Attorneys
- Noah Mull and Laura Mull, State Farm Agents
- Fort Henry Capital
Spooky Train Ride
Hop aboard the Good Zoo’s historic replica steam locomotive for a frightfully fun ride suitable for kids and adults alike.
Saturday Night Fireworks
October 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2020
Cap off your evening with a spooky fireworks display over Schenk Lake on Saturday, October 3; 10; 17 & 24 while our DJ plays all your favorite Halloween hits! Arrive at 7 p.m. and compete in a fang-tastic costume contest for kids and adults alike. The spooky fireworks display will light up the evening sky over Schenk Lake at 7:30 p.m.
Presented by Bordas & Bordas
2020 Boo at the Zoo is generously presented by Bordas & Bordas.
“Oglebay’s Boo at the Zoo is a tradition that families have enjoyed for decades. I still remember going when I was a child. This year has been a difficult one for so many people and organizations. When we learned that the presenting sponsor was unable to maintain their relationship with the event, we stepped in right away to make sure that the funds were available to continue this great community tradition this year and hopefully for many years ahead,” said Bordas & Bordas managing partner Jamie Bordas.
Pictured L to R: Good Zoo Director Dr. Joe Greathouse, Bordas & Bordas Managing Partner Jamie Bordas.
Things To Know Before You Go
- Guests must present proof of purchase (printed ticket or digital receipt) and personal identification upon arrival at the zoo admission gates.
- Wear comfortable shoes, so you can explore all that the zoo has to offer!
Call the Good Zoo Office at 304-243-4100 for more information.
Keeping You Safe
Heightened safety precautions including headcount monitoring, social distancing, and enhanced sanitation will ensure your visit is a safe one.
Click the link below for more information on Oglebay’s COVID-19 response plan.