Rev your engines and get ready for some spooky trick-or-treat fun—all from the comfort of your car!

Are you looking for a safe alternative to trick-or-treating—all from the comfort of your own car? Well, look no further! Celebrate Halloween this year at the National Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo Drive Thru edition on Saturday, October 24, and Sunday, October 25, from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. ET.

During your drive, experience supernatural sights including witches, vampires, and other spooky characters. Towards the end, you’ll have a photo opportunity while also receiving treat bags stuffed with M&Ms, Twix, and many other Mars Wrigley candy! 

The drive is a mile-long, and cars will enter through the zoo’s Connecticut Avenue entrance. (Please note that only family-sized vehicles can enter.) 


Map Courtesy of Smithsonian's National Zoo

How to purchase your car pass:

  • You can reserve an entrance time and up to six treat bags for Saturday, October 24 or Sunday, October 25.
  • Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) members can purchase car passes now, for $45 per car pass.
  • Non-members can purchase car passes starting Wednesday, September 23, for $55 per car pass

All proceeds from this event will go to the Friends of the National Zoo which is a nonprofit partner of the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute. For over 60 years, FONZ has raised funds to help save the Zoo animals through fundraising events such as the Boo at the Zoo Drive Thru.

To keep up-to-date with the latest information, be sure to follow FONZ’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages. 

See, who said you wouldn’t get a chance to rock your Halloween costume this year? Who do you want to bring to Boo at the Zoo Drive Thru? Let us know in the comments below!