Celebrate Halloween at the Annual "Boo at the Zoo"

Visit the Philadelphia Zoo for the Region’s Most Festive Halloween Celebration

(October 19, 2012) - The Philadelphia Zoo will host the annual two-weekend “Boo at the Zoo” Halloween celebration on Saturday, October 20th and Sunday, October 21st and Saturday, October 27th and Sunday, October 28th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

During “Boo at the Zoo” children are encouraged to come in costume, visit their favorite animals and trick-or-treat at stations throughout the Zoo. Sweets and treats are generously donated by: Mars, Cascadian Farm, Herr’s, Stretch Island Fruit, and Just Born. “Boo at the Zoo” will also feature storytelling, games, crafts, live music performances and more.

Guests can take their picture in front of a giant pumpkin wall, visit the spooky cemetery, and follow the trail of scarecrows that resemble some popular zoo animals. Guests in costume are invited to participate in a daily parade throughout parts of the Zoo. “Boo at the Zoo” is included in Zoo admission and is sure to be fun for all.

“Celebrating Halloween at Boo at the Zoo is a fun way to visit your favorite animal while dressing up and collecting sweet treats,” says Amy Shearer, Chief Operating Officer. It is really the best time to be at the Zoo.

The Philadelphia Zoo will provide complimentary shuttle buses from 30th street station each day both weekends.