The public is invited to have a howlin' good time at Palm Beach County's most-loved Halloween event: “Boo at the Zoo!” Guests can enjoy trick-or-treating, the decorate-your-own pumpkin patch, giveaways, haystack hunt, roving animal encounters, not-so-scary wildlife presentations and much more. The popular tradition continues this October at the Palm Beach Zoo. The 16th annual “Boo at the Zoo” will take place on the following dates and times:
- October 18 – 20 and October 25 – 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- October 18 and October 25, 5:30 p.m. 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 fourteen-thousand attendees. We hope to continue that successful trend this year.”
One way the Zoo is following its mission of environmental conservation is by only offering candy from companies that are a part of the Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). “As a conservation organization, we want to promote those who are doing what they can to protect wildlife in their natural habitats,” said Harden.
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 ($1 fee) and a child-friendly haunted house in the Florida Pioneer House will entertain young visitors. Children can also purchase a pumpkin to decorate on-site at a pumpkin patch. All funds raised will go toward the care and feeding of the Zoo’s animals.
The Zoo is inviting local businesses and organizations to participate in “Boo at the Zoo.” For more information, vendors can email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.palmbeachzoo.org/event-vendor-sponsor-opportunities