Halloween Fun At The Palm Beach Zoo

The Palm Beach Zoo has announced plans for special Halloween events in October. Boo at the Zoo, a South Florida family favorite will be held on Friday through Sunday, October 19-21 and Oct. 26-28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Friday evenings, Oct. 19 and 26 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The zoo will also offer a special family overnight program called Spooky Snooze on Oct. 6, 20 and 27.

Boo at the Zoo was founded over 15 years ago to provide the community with a safe and educational venue for trick-or-treating. Since that time, Boo at the Zoo has become Palm Beach County’s No. 1 family event during the Halloween season. In 2011, nearly 10,000 guests attended during the six days of celebration. Festivities include trick-or-treating, provided by local vendors, and children’s entertainment including games, crafts, hay-stack hunt, decorate-your-own pumpkin patch, bounce house, face painting, photo opportunities throughout the zoo, Monster mash dance parties in the Fountain Plaza, Halloween-themed treats in the Tropics Café, special Halloween treats for the animals, roving animal encounters and costume contests.

Spooky Snooze Overnights at the Zoo will be held Oct. 6-7, 20-21 and 27-28. The program begins on Saturday evening at 6:30 p.m. and runs through Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Evening activities include pumpkin painting, crafts, night time tours, an evening pizza snack and continental breakfast. Activities are designed for family members ages six through adult. “Mummies” and/or daddies must attend with their children.

For more on these programs, visit www.palmbeachzoo.org. For additional information on the Spooky Snooze program, e-mail education@palmbeachzoo.org, or call (561) 533-0887, ext. 229.