SOURCE: Denver Zoo

Denver Zoo

September 02, 2015 19:00 ET

Boo At The Zoo Scares Up Family Fun in October

Purchase Tickets to Night Events Before Oct. 23 and Receive a $5 Discount

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - September 02, 2015) - Denver Zoo offers two weekends of spook-tacular events at its family-friendly Boo At The Zoo After Dark on the evenings of October 30 and 31 and Boo At The Zoo during the daytime of October 24, 25, 31 and November 1. All events are sponsored by Your Hometown Toyota Stores and offer 30 trick-or-treat stations, creepy crawly animal demonstrations and exciting family-friendly entertainment. The Zoo will also be revealing new, Halloween-themed LEGO® sculptures to join its ongoing exhibit, “Nature Connects, Art with LEGO Bricks” brought to you by the Goddard Schools. This includes a giant, spooky spider and more!

Hurry and purchase your tickets online to Boo At The Zoo After Dark before October 23, and receive a $5 discount off admission! These two evening events run from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on October 30 and 31. Kids and their families are welcome to dress up in their favorite Halloween costumes and enjoy treats, up-close animal encounters, a professional pumpkin carver, face painting, a maze at Carousel Meadows and interactive booths for the kids. Admission is $17 for adults and $12 for children. Tickets will be limited and this event usually sells out! Visit to purchase tickets or seek out more information.

The 31st annual Boo At The Zoo will be held October 24-25 and October 31-November 1 at the Zoo during normal hours, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is included with regular Zoo admission. Young goblins, ghosts, princesses and zooperheroes will experience child-friendly trick or treating while enjoying magic shows and wild animal encounters in Denver Zoo’s 80 acres of animal habitats, home to more than 4,000 animal residents. Kids can get up close and personal with creepy, Halloween creatures like vampire bats, spiders and reptiles.

In the spirit of having a green Halloween, Denver Zoo encourages kids to bring their own reusable bags or buckets to collect treats and instead of purchasing new costumes visit their local thrift shop to find used clothing for this year’s costumes.

About Denver Zoo: Denver Zoo brings informal science education to life, providing a unique learning experience that sparks an interest in the natural world for visitors and program participants alike. Home to 4,300 animals representing more than 600 species, the Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), which assures the highest standards of animal care.

A leader in green action, Denver Zoo is the greenest zoo in the country and is dedicated to ensuring the safety of the environment in support of all species by attaining the highest environmental standards. Since 1996, Denver Zoo has participated in about 600 animal conservation projects in 62 countries on all seven continents.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Tiffany Barnhart, APR
    (720) 337-1444

    Sean Andersen-Vie
    (720) 337-1418