Visitors wait to be judged in the Costume Parade and Contest during last year's Boo at the Zoo. (credit: David Mast)

16th Annual Boo at the Zoo – Frightfully Delightful Fun for the Whole Family

October 26, 2013 – October is here and Halloween is right around the corner. Sequoia Park Zoo will host the 16th annual Boo at the Zoo in Eureka on Saturday, October 26 from 12-4 p.m.

Learn about slimy, slithery, creepy and crawly creatures through games, crafts, and animal encounters at this frightfully delightful family event. Activities include the Snake Maze, Spider Web Toss, Skull Identification, Scavenger Hunt, Slug Slime, Face Painting, and so much more! The Madagascar hissing cockroaches, tarantulas, snakes, and other zoo critters will be out and up close for a spooktacular experience.

A Barnyard goat enjoys a pumpkin treat during last year’s Boo at the Zoo. (credit: Greg Nyquist)

The animals at the Zoo also get to celebrate Halloween with their very own surprise-stuffed Jack-o-Lanterns. The Spider monkeys, gibbons, peccaries, rhea, Red pandas, barnyard residents, yaks, cavies and screamers will all get to enjoy their very own pumpkin treats at scheduled times during the event. Watching the animals feast on their treats is an experience not to be missed!

Show off your wild wear and join the Costume Parade & Contest at 2 p.m. for a chance to win great Halloween-themed prizes. Prizes will be awarded to children and adults for Most Awesome Animal, Most Spooktacular, and Most Original costume. Then treat the family to cotton candy, caramel apples, popcorn, snacks, and other twisted treats from the special Halloween menu at the Funky Monkey Café and other food stations located throughout the zoo.

“Boo at the Zoo has become a tradition for families and it keeps getting better every year,” says Zoo Foundation Events Coordinator Hilary Lebow. “This is an event you don’t want to miss!” All games and activities are included with general zoo admission; zoo members join the fun for free and enjoy quick access to the event through a members-only line. If you’re not a member yet, this is a great month to join and enjoy the zoo for free all year long!

Stiltwalkers lead the Costume Parade during last year’s Boo at the Zoo. (credit: Jose Quezada)

Bring the whole family and connect with the wild inside you at Boo at the Zoo on Saturday, October 26 from 12-4 p.m. at the Sequoia Park Zoo, 3414 W Street in Eureka.  For more information visit the Boo event page or call (707) 441-4263.

Help us spread the word; download a copy of the event poster here.

Special thanks to our Event Sponsors.

Contact:  Nicole Spencer
Phone:    707-442-5649
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Today is open from 10am to 5pm.

Adults: $6.75

Children (3-12): $4.75

Seniors (60+): $5.75

Children under 3: Free

Zoo Members: Free

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