October 15 – 17, 22- 24, and 29 – 31 Zoo Boo

October 5, 2010 by  
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HOUSTON ZOO PRESENTS ZOO BOO

A Naturally Wild Spooktacular October 15 – 17, 22- 24, and 29 – 31

Bring your little ghouls and goblins to the Houston Zoo for a frightfully enjoyable adventure: Zoo Boo!  Houston’s largest family-friendly Halloween celebration is back and better than ever – this year spanning 9 days!  Enjoy safe Halloween trick-or-treating, music and fun activities with a “naturally wild” twist Friday, October 15, 22, and 29 from 9 am to 1 pm and Saturday and Sunday, October 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and 31 from 9 am to 4 pm.

Pick a “child-sized” pumpkin to paint and decorate from the Fiesta Mart Pumpkin Patch; channel your inner artist and contribute to our Monster Mural; visit our Gardere Wynne Sewell Tatzoo Parlor.  All this plus Halloween-themed Meet the Keeper Talks and animal-themed Trunk-or-Treat candy stations.

All Zoo Boo activities are included with paid Zoo admission.  Zoo Boo is FREE for Zoo Members.

Zoo Boo Activities

Friday Events (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 15, 22, 29)

Fiesta Mart Pumpkin Patch

Monster Mural

Halloween-themed Meet the Keeper Talks

Gardere Wynne Sewell Tatzoo Parlor

Pirate’s Cove (Children’s Zoo)

Animal-Themed Trunk-or-Treat candy stations

Saturday Events (9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31)

“Thriller” Dance Party with Aldine Dance Co. 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Costume Parade 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Children’s DJ

Fiesta Mart Pumpkin Patch

Monster Mural

Halloween-themed Meet the Keeper Talks

Gardere Wynne Sewell Tatzoo Parlor

Pirate’s Cove (Children’s Zoo)

Animal-Themed Trunk-or-Treat candy stations

Founded in 1922, the Houston Zoo is an exciting live animal adventure that provides a unique educational and conservation resource serving 1.7 million guests annually.  Set in a 55-acre lush tropical landscape, the Zoo is home to more than 6,000 exotic animals representing more than 800 species.  Operated by the not-for-profit Houston Zoo, Inc., the Houston Zoo is dedicated to the conservation of endangered species, the provision of engaging educational opportunities and the creation of stimulating exhibits that broaden the experiences of our guests and encourage their curiosity.

The Houston Zoo is located at 6200 Hermann Park Drive in beautiful Hermann Park.  The Zoo is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during Central Standard Time (last admission at 5 p.m.) and from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. during Central Daylight Time (last admission at 6 p.m.).  The Zoo is closed Christmas Day.  Regular admission is $11 for adults, $6 for seniors, $7 for children ages 2-11 and FREE for children under 2.  Visit the courtesy booth at your neighborhood Fiesta Mart and purchase an adult Zoo admission for $9 and a child Zoo admission for $6.  Zoo memberships start at only $55.  For information on all the great benefits of becoming a Zoo member call (713) 533-6713 or visit our Web site at www.houstonzoo.org.

Ride METRORail to the Houston Zoo from the Fannin South Park and Ride lot.  With frequent service, METRORail is a convenient answer to traffic congestion in the Texas Medical Center/Hermann Park/Museum District corridor.  For METRORail information, visit www.ridemetro.org.

The Houston Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things.  With its more than 200 accredited members, AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation, and your link to helping animals in their native habitats.  For more information visit www.aza.org. ###

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