Thursday, October 1, 2015

"Boo at the Zoo": Halloween fun at the National Zoo

The Smithsonian National Zoo is getting ready for its annual "Boo at the Zoo" event; the event is a popular one in the D.C. area. Just like last year, the Zoo says this year it is offering 40 "not-so-spooky" treat stations, animal demos, chats with the zookeepers and decorations galore.

New for 2015 is an entertainment stage. Kids and adults can enjoy watching jugglers, musicians and a DJ playing Halloween tunes. There will also be a themed hay maze and scarecrow field. Also new for this year will be "education stations" and a pumpkin decorating contest.

Sounds like fun! Recommended ages by the zoo is 4 - 12.

Many of the animals will be awake, although some will be sleeping (note: The panda exhibit will not be open again this year according to the zoo's website).

Visitors are invited to wear their costumes and numerous treats and goodies will be offered. The event will be held from Oct. 23 through Oct. 25, 2014 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

Tickets are available online through Ticketmaster. Members of FONZ can get discounted tickets (limit of 6 tickets at $20), and non-members ($30) - it looks like there is also a processing fee. For more information, please see the National Zoo's website

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