Fort Worth Zoo hosts 20th annual not-too-spooky Halloween event

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Fort Worth Zoo hosts 20th annual not-too-spooky Halloween event

Boo at the Zoo offers animals, treats and fun for the entire family

FORT WORTH, Texas – The Fort Worth Zoo’s family friendly Halloween celebration will continue as a daytime event, running from noon to 5 p.m. over two weekends — Oct. 21 to 23 and Oct. 28 to 30.

Boo at the Zoo will feature Halloween décor, events, games and candy, and the most popular attraction: Zoo animals! Daytime event hours will make the entire Zoo open to Boo at the Zoo guests, allowing keepers to incorporate Boo-themed activities into the animal exhibits throughout the entire park.

The main portion of Boo at the Zoo—games, entertainment, Wild Wonders animal shows and trick-or-treating — will take place at the Zoo’s Chesapeake Pavilions special event site. Admission to the site is $3 per person. Other Halloween-themed animal enrichment throughout the park can be enjoyed with the price of regular Zoo admission—$12 for adults, $9 for children ages 3-12, $9 for seniors ages 65 and up, and free for children 2 and under. Admission to the Boo event site is charged for all ages.

Children are welcome to wear their favorite Halloween costumes, and, guests are encouraged to submit photos for the Boo at the Zoo Wildlife Costume Photo Contest! Guests can upload photos captured at the event to the Zoo’s website from Oct. 21 to Nov. 2, 2011. More information, including full contest rules, will be available on the Zoo's homepage.

The nationally acclaimed Fort Worth Zoo has been ranked the No. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Travel Guide and the No. 1 attraction in the DFW Metroplex by Zagat survey. The Zoo is home to more than 500 animal species and a world-famous reptile collection, housed in the brand new Museum of Living Art (MOLA). The institution’s focus on education and conservation is second to none, enhancing the lives of more than 1 million visitors a year.

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For further information, contact:

Alexis Wilson, Communications Director
awilson@fortworthzoo.org

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