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Dont Trick Treat The Family To Spooktacular Fun At Boo At The Zoo

Media Alert: Friday, October 07, 2011


October 7, 2011

Jennifer Wilson
Communications Manager

Powell, OH – Round up the ghosts and goblins and head to Boo at the Zoo for a “merry-not-scary” Halloween celebration, presented by Diet Pepsi, on Oct. 21-23 and Oct. 28-30.
Ghouls and boys of all ages can wander through the new Little Boo Mansion and Little Boo Maze, watch a live action superhero show starring Spider-Man, Captain America and Thor and find out what really happened to Ichabod Crane during Ichabod’s Tarrytown Tale. Casper and friends will also join the fun for a character meet and greet with Zoo character ambassadors.
Other events include more than 20 trick-or-treat stations, rides and animal encounters at Jungle Jack-O-Lantern’s Landing, character caravans and Animals on Safari Shows. Our own Zoo animals will also join the fun during Pumpkin Smash, an enrichment activity.
Make the day especially “terror”ific by making reservations for Boo at the Zoo Brunch with Spider-Man and Captain America. Guests enjoy a kid-friendly brunch, up-close animal encounters, private viewing of the live action super hero show, photos with the heroes, face painting and a caricature. Tickets are $20 for members and $30 for non-members. Tickets are limited and can be purchased online at
Most Boo at the Zoo attractions are included with paid admission and are free to Columbus Zoo members. Rides at the Zoo are an additional cost and wristbands can be purshased for $5 per person and are valid the entire day. Hours of operation during these weekends are as follows: Fridays 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Children are welcome to dress in costume; however, only adults accompanied by a child or children under 13-years-old will be permitted to wear costumes that do not cover their faces while on Zoo grounds.
For a complete schedule of Boo at the Zoo activities visit
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The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is home to more than 9,000 animals representing 675 species and provides more than $1 million annually to support over 70 conservation projects worldwide.  A recreational and education destination that includes the 22-acre Zoombezi Bay water park and 18-hole Safari Golf Club, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium hosts more than two million visitors annually and was named the #1 Zoo in America by USA Travel Guide.  A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Columbus Zoo has earned Charity Navigator’s prestigious 4-star rating. For more information and to purchase advance Zoo admission tickets, visit