Binder Park Zoo presents eight days of ZooBoo!

Posted at 3:24 PM, Oct 16, 2018

Binder Park Zoo reopens to the public on Thursday, October 18 to present the ever popular ZooBoo! 

This community tradition of fall family fun will run over the course of eight days; Thursday through Sunday, October 18 -21 and October 25- 28,  1:00 – 8:00pm each day. Sponsored by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, guests of every age are invited to experience the zoo displayed in a whimsical theme of children’s storybooks like Clifford the Big Red Dog, The Cat in the Hat, The Jungle Book and other treasured tales. Dressed in fall colors, the cornstalks, chrysanthemums and pumpkin décor highlight the natural beauty of zoo grounds during the daylight hours of ZooBoo, while a spookier, yet merry-not-scary vibe takes over after dark.

An all-inclusive admission price of $12 for zoo members and $14 for the general public covers unlimited carousel rides and antique tractor-drawn hayrides, lawn games and a pumpkin carving station to carve artful creations to be left as zoo decorations, or taken home for a small donation. Each guest will also receive five tickets to play games of skill under the big top of the Boo-ville Carnival -where everyone wins. Guests also receive a token to trick or treat at 10 stations along the Candy Trail. 

 ZooBoo is jam-packed with entertainment this year, with something for everyone. See the amazing stage show Bunnicula! Beware the Bunny! No vegetable is safe, presented by magician and story teller Mark Irish each day on the hour from 1 – 7pm.   Learn about Subzero Science in a fascinating demonstration by the Air Zoo at two shows on Friday, October 26th, 5 pm and 6 pm, and enjoy the hilarious, interactive entertainment of comedy magician and entertainer, Carmen Zvara – performing both weekends on Saturday and Sunday at 5pm.

Guests can also interact with “Marshall Molar” and the Delta Dental Ambassadors at the Dental Discovery Station on Friday the 19th, Saturday the 20th and Sunday the 21st from 1-8, receive free gifts and a chance to win a $500 American Express gift card.

Explore the science of animal skulls, scat and x-rays, make a craft or make friends with one of the zoo’s very own live animal ambassadors at the Science Spooktacular Stations in the Conservation Hall each day during ZooBoo and plan to see the featured stations of special guests Kids ‘n’ Stuff and Leila Arboretum /Kingman Museum on the 19th and 26th.

Don’t forget the very best reason for being at the zoo – to visit the animals!  Animals adapted to cooler temperatures will be on exhibit in the East Zoo. Venture over to the vet hospital for a peek at Oolong, the baby red panda. Wild Africa will not be open during ZooBoo.

Though not required, visitors to ZooBoo are encouraged to come in costume and to bring their own planet-friendly trick-or-treat container.

Capture your ZooBoo experience in a keepsake photograph! Melissa’s Images will be in the Expedition Room ready to professionally snap your photo for only $5 of which a portion is donated back to the zoo.

ZooBoo is made possible through the generosity of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, MedExpress, Meijer, ServPro, Kellogg Community College, Green Street Marketing, Denso Manufacturing, Eaton Corp., and Grand Trunk Credit Union.  Thank you to Kellogg Company, KIND, River Street Flowerland, Kalamazoo Antique Tractor Association and the many volunteers who donate their time and talents to ZooBoo.

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Source: Press Release