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27th Annual

October 22, 2022

Online ticket sales ended 10-14-2022.

Interested in being a 2022 Sponsor or Treat 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 27th annual “Boo! at the Zoo” Saturday, October 22, 2022. All gates are open from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Lee Richardson Zoo will be closed all day, October 22, 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 sells 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!

“Boo! at the Zoo” tickets are available beginning October 3 through October 21 until 5 p.m. at the Zoo or until they run out at the other ticket locations. Children ages two (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 noon Friday, October 14, to ensure delivery. General 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 a passage on the Hogwarts Express. Witches and wizards are invited to travel through the Dark Forest while warding off dementors as the train returns 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). They include a Haunted Hay Ride, a passage on the Hogwarts Express train, and a special entrance that bypasses the general admission line via an entry only for skeleton key pass holders. 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 29, 2022.

Early sponsors include Dairy Farmers of America, Golden Plains Credit Union, Town Place Suites by Marriott, Lee & Brenda Reeve, MBA Real Estate, Finney County Convention & Visitors Bureau, United Wireless of Dodge City, American Implement, Western Motor Company, Midwest Feeders, Inc., Burtis Motor Company, Comfort Specialists,  Edward Jones- Preston Johnson, Royal Farms Dairy, Unger’s Heating & Air Conditioning, City on a Hill, Mark & Kathy Sexson, and A-1 Signs.


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

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