The public is invited to have a howlin’ good time at the Palm Beach Zoo’s beloved Halloween event, “Boo at the Zoo.”
Guests can enjoy trick-or-treating, the decorate-your-own pumpkin patch, giveaways, a haystack hunt, roving animal encounters, not-so-scary wildlife presentations and much more.
The popular tradition continues this month. The 16th annual “Boo at the Zoo” will take place Oct. 18-20 and Oct. 25-27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Oct. 18 and 25 from 5:30 to 9 p.m.
“Boo at the Zoo is by far our most well-attended annual event,” said Claudia Harden, marketing manager for the zoo. “On a good year, we average more than 14,000 attendees. We hope to continue that successful trend this year.”
The zoo is following its mission of environmental conservation by only offering candy from companies that are a part of the Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil. “As a conservation organization, we want to promote those who are doing what they can to protect wildlife in their natural habitats,” Harden said.
In addition to the stations presented by the zoo, local businesses and organizations will be set up so children can trick-or-treat at the specific locations. Games, arts and crafts, a haystack hunt (for a $1 fee) and a child-friendly haunted house will entertain young visitors. Children can also purchase a pumpkin to decorate on-site. All funds raised will go toward the care and feeding of the zoo’s animals.