Safe Spooky Trick-or-Treating at National ZooBoo Drive Thru

There’s some safely spooky family fun coming to a special edition of the National Zoo’s children’s trick-or-treating event — Boo Drive Thru.

Hosted by Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ), Boo Drive Thru ($45-55)will be held October 24 and 25 from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Guests can pack their cars full of ghouls, ghosts, princesses and superheroes and cruise down the Zoo’s North Road. On their drive, they’ll see witches, vampires, Count Pandula, and other supernatural sights — and get a fun photo opportunity — before receiving treat bags stuffed with M&Ms, Twix, and more candy.

“Boo at the Zoo is one of our most beloved events, and we wanted to be sure that children around the D.C. area have the opportunity to trick or treat at the Zoo this year—while focusing on safety,” says FONZ Executive Director Lynn Mento. “That’s why Boo Drive Thru was born. The whole family can still dress up, see some Halloween sights, and get plenty of delicious candy, all without leaving the car.” 

Boo Drive Thru will be held rain or shine. Car passes are valid only on the day you choose when purchasing them. Each car can reserve up to six treat bags. Only family-size vehicles will be allowed to enter.