Potawatomi Zoo’s ‘Zoo Boo’ scheduled for Oct. 21-23

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The Potawatomi Zoo will host Zoo Boo, its annual trick-or-treating event October 21-23. Zoo Boo hours are 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. on October 21 and 22, and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on October 24. Last admission for Zoo Boo each day is half an hour prior to closing. The Zoo is closed for regular admission those days.
Regular Zoo Boo admission is $12 per person, and free for babies 2 and under. Zoo Members receive a 50% discount to this special event. Admission tickets can be purchased in advance online or at the gate. All paid admissions will receive a ticket to trick or treat.
“We’ve had a couple of strange Zoo Boo years due to Covid, but we’re really excited to go back to some of the community’s favorite features of this event,” says Josh Sisk, executive director of the Potawatomi Zoo. “There will be trick or treat stations in part of the Zoo, plus great photo ops, fun activities like pumpkin bowling, food vendors, and a photo booth.”
The Haunted Train ride is one of Zoo Boo attendees’ favorite features. It will have lights and scare actors. The Haunted Train will be scary after 5 pm, may not be suitable for all ages. Train and carousel tickets are $3 per ticket.
Regular amenities like the Zoo Gift Shop, Congo Café, Otter Outpost, and Round Barn Bar will be open. Concessions will have State Fair donuts, hot dogs, sandwiches, platters, and hot drinks. There will also be local food vendors.
Costumes are encouraged for both children and adults, but not required. No full-face masks on visitors 15 and older.
For the health and safety of our animals, some exhibits may be closed after dark. The best time to view the animals is before 5 pm.

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