Boo at the Zoo

Gizelle Quezada, dressed as a giraffe, feeds the giraffe Julius while being held by her mom, Maribel Quezada, during Boo at the Zoo at the Boise zoo.

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BOISE — This weekend and next, take the family to Zoo Boise for some Spooktacular Halloween fun, and don’t forget to stop by on Halloween day for Boo at the Zoo.

Spooktacular, now in its second year, is an evening event featuring a lighted walk-through with different activities along the way. Since it is in the evening, most animal exhibits will not be open. However, Assistant Director of Zoo Boise Liz Littman said some animals, such as hedgehogs and small snakes, will be out to play at some of the zoo’s educational activity stations. There will also be some zoo mascots available for meet-and-greets.

In the spirit of “all merry, not scary,” as Liz Littman said, there will be a magician every night, face painting, a miniature hay bale maze and a Halloween glow dance party.

On Halloween day, Zoo Boise will open its gates for trick-or-treating during Boo at the Zoo. Attendees are invited to come in costume for the costume contests, and there will also be vendors, a photo station and face painting.

To top it off, the zoo animals will get in on the holiday festivities: Each animal will receive a pumpkin to either play with, eat or eat out of, like a bowl.

Entry to each event follows the zoo’s regular ticket prices; however, Friends of Zoo Boise Annual Pass holders will receive a $1 discount on the Spooktacular and free entry for Boo at the Zoo.

Proceeds from these events will go toward zoo exhibits and future events.

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