K-Fox 95.5 logo
Get our free mobile app
  • Ellen Trout Zoo
  • Zoo Boo
  • Costume Contest

Get ready to take your kid's costume on a maiden voyage at the wildest place in Lufkin. The Zoo Boo is coming back to Ellen Trout Zoo.

This is the biggest kids' event every year for Halloween in the Lufkin area. Not only is there a ton of candy, but there are also amazing animals to see during hours that the zoo is normally closed.

The Zoo Boo for 2023 will be at the Ellen Trout Zoo on Friday, October 20, 2023 and Saturday, October 21 from 6 pm - 8 pm. The Zoo is on North Loop 287 at 402 Zoo Circle in Lufkin, Texas.

Friends Of Ellen Trout Zoo Get In Free At Zoo Boo

If you have ever thought about being a part of FOETZ (Friends Of Ellen Trout Zoo) and have someone to convince, this is a great one to mention. Getting into the Zoo with your entire family on both nights for free for FOETZ members.

Even if you are not a member, paying regular zoo admission is quite the bargain considering all the candy and special events during the Zoo Boo.

$8 - Adults
$4 - Children (4-11 Years)
$6 - Senior Citizen
$6 - Military

Ellen Trout Zoo
Ellen Trout Zoo

The Best Part Of Zoo Boo Is The Costume Contest

I personally enjoy the costume contest the most. Kids get to compete in two age categories 0-4 and 5-10.

They will be competing for prizes in four categories for each age division.

  • Creative
  • Cute
  • Funny
  • Scary

The judges not only look at the costume, they also look for a bit of a performance. Kids who really become their characters have a great chance of winning.

Take a look at some of last year's competition.

Zoo Boo 2022 Photos From Ellen Trout Zoo

Friday October 21,2022 was the first night of the Zoo Boo. Take a look at some of the pictures from the event.

Gallery Credit: Dan Patrick

Ellen Trout Zoo - Zoo Boo 2022 Saturday Photos

The last night of this Ellen Trout Zoo Halloween event was well attended and even bigger than the Friday night event.

Gallery Credit: Dan Patrick

Zoo Boo - A Look Back At The Ellen Trout Zoo in Lufkin, Texas

See if you can find a younger version of yourself at the Zoo Boo in these photos.

Gallery Credit: Dan Patrick


More From K-Fox 95.5