For two weekends this month, the Philadelphia Zoo invites guests to embrace a slight fright at its annual Boo at the Zoo event. (Photo courtesy Philadelphia Zoo)
The Philadelphia Zoo gets a little creepy (but not too creepy) for the next two weekends in celebration of its annual Boo at the Zoo event, slated for October 19 to 20, and 26 to 27.
While visiting the zoo’s animals and attractions, visitors can get in the spooky spirit by donning impressive Halloween costumes and strolling the paths of the zoo in a costume parade.
For the folks who have ever wanted to dress up like a lion and go see a lion, now is the time.
While exploring the grounds, children are invited to stop at trick-or-treat stations throughout the zoo and fill goodie bags with candy and other treats, embark on a scarecrow scavenger hunt, check out a giant pumpkin wall, watch live performances throughout the day presented by Fisher-Price and for the daring, explore the spooky cemetery and haunted zoo house.
Also visitors can learn about extinct animals and the animals at risk of extinction at the Extinction Graveyard.
For the first time ever, Boo at the Zoo welcomes a penguin pumpkin patch which is set to play home to tips, tricks and a demonstration about recycling.
The Boo at the Zoo festivities are included in the price of general admission.
Boo at the Zoo
When: October 19-20, 26-27; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Avenue
Cost: Included in admission
More info: www.philadelphiazoo.org