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26th Annual

October 16, 2021

Interested in being a 2021 Sponsor orTreat Stop?  Email us at or call us at (620)276-6243.
You can review our Boo treat stop guidelines by clicking on the Pdf document below.

Boo treat stop guidelines

Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo are pleased to present the 26th annual “Boo! at the Zoo” Saturday, October 16, 2021. This year, all gates are open from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Lee Richardson Zoo will be closed all day, October 16, before the event for preparations.


This family-friendly evening among the animals includes a trick-or-treat trail with ‘spooktacular’ treat stops, singing witches, conservation fun, 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), all your favorite 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 beginning September 20 through October 15 until 5 p.m. at the Zoo or until they run out at the other ticket locations. Children ages 2 years old and under are free. Buy your general admission tickets early at the discount price of $5.00 per person at Blue Fox Boutique, El Remedio Market, Ward’s Garden Center, and Lee Richardson Zoo. Tickets may also be purchased online at until Friday, October 8, to ensure delivery. General admission at the gate is $10 per person. 


Members-only skeleton key passes are also available (for members with a family/grandparent membership or higher-level membership). These passes include a Haunted Hay Ride, an additional bag of goodies, and a special entrance that bypasses the general admission line.  Skeleton Key passes are limited and sell out quickly. Skeleton key passes are $15 each for children ages 3-12 and $20 for young adults and the young at heart (ages 13 and over). Skeleton Key passes are sold exclusively through the Friends’ office.


Boo! at the Zoo is a benefit for improvements at Lee Richardson Zoo.  The rain date for Boo! at the Zoo is Saturday, October 23.


Sponsors include Finney County CVB, Dairy Farmers of America, Golden Plains Credit Union, Western Motor, Choice Industrial Construction, Inc., Equity Bank, Weathercraft & Overhead Door, Marc & Jeanne Cottrell,  Fry Eye Associates & Fry Eye Surgery Center, American Implement, Norder Supply, Don & Linda Doll, Unger’s Heating & Air Conditioning, Royal Farms Dairy, Burtis Motor Company, Edward Jones -Preston Johnson, Comfort Specialists, Jeff & Colleen Sternberger, Tatro Plumbing, Royal Farms Dairy, GMCN Architects Inc., United Wireless, Sam’s Club, Heritage Realty Co., Mark & Kathy Sexon, Circle Bar Heifer Ranch LLC, and A-1 Signs.


Treat station locations are still available. Contact Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo for more information: 620-276-6243 or email  

Boo! at the Zoo Covid-19 Best Practices

If you do not feel well or show any symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home.  If you choose to attend Boo! at the Zoo, practice preventative measures, regardless of your COVID-19 vaccination status. We recommend:

  • Follow CDC, state, and local guidelines-including masking and social distancing

  • Cover coughs and sneezes with bent elbow or tissues; and  

  • Clean your hands frequently.  There will be hand sanitizing stations throughout the route.

This year's Boo! at the Zoo is still on our calendar!  The details may change a bit but we are committed to continuing the tradition of providing a safe, family-friendly event for all to attend.  Please check back for updates!