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Binder Park Zoo celebrates 30 years of "Merry, not Scary" ZooBoo

Posted: 11:12 AM, Oct 12, 2017
Updated: 2017-10-12 15:12:38Z
Zoo celebrates "Merry, not Scary" ZooBoo
Zoo celebrates "Merry, not Scary" ZooBoo
Zoo celebrates "Merry, not Scary" ZooBoo
Zoo celebrates "Merry, not Scary" ZooBoo
Zoo celebrates "Merry, not Scary" ZooBoo
Zoo celebrates "Merry, not Scary" ZooBoo

A beloved fall tradition at Binder Park Zoo celebrates a milestone this year – ZooBoo is thirty years old!

ZooBoo 2017 kicks off with the annual Pumpkin Carve on Tuesday, October 17, from 4-7 pm under the Pine picnic pavilion. 

Free to the public, pumpkins, carving tools and refreshments are all provided –guests need only bring their imagination to carve a jack-o-lantern masterpiece that will be displayed inside the zoo!

ZooBoo runs October 19-29; Thursday and Friday 4-8 pm and Saturday and Sunday 1-8pm (closed Monday through Wednesday).  Admission is $9 per person for zoo members and $10 for non-members and may be purchased at the gate. 

Admission includes unlimited train, carousel and hayrides, the Trick-or-Treat Trail, life-size games, and the Wild Science Zone with six spooky learning themes. Guests can also enjoy a series of exciting stage shows at the Wildlife Discovery Theater including the Ha Ha Halloween Show with puppeteer & ventriloquist Richard Paul, magic acts, Imagination Station, DJ Dance Party and more. 

The Boo-ville Carnival is back (.25 per ticket or $1 for 5) and paintball ($5 per game), too.  Costumes are encouraged as well as bringing your own trick-or-treat container.

ZooBoo goers can see the displays that were entered in the Scarecrow BOO-levard contest, and cast a vote for their favorite.   

The tradition of Halloween family fun continues at the 30th annual ZooBoo. For more information, visit  www.binderparkzoo.org/boo .

SOURCE: PRESS RELEASE