Saturday, September 30, 2017

Brookfield Zoo's Boo! at the Zoo for Special Halloween Fun

Boo! at the Zoo at Brookfield Zoo

The last two weekends of October feature Brookfield Zoo's Boo! at the Zoo event sponsored by Ferrara Candy Company and Meijer. The festive family event combines a fun outing visiting the animals at the zoo with a special Halloween celebration. For two weekends this October, children will delight in visiting their favorite animals while trick-or-treating in costume. Talk about heaven!


Halloween fun meeting a Lemonhead at Boo! at the Zoo
Halloween fun meeting a Lemonhead at Boo! at the Zoo
Children are welcome to bring their own treat bags and trick-or-treat five stations featuring Ferrara Candy including Lemonheads, Trolli Sour Brites, Now and Laters and Black Forest Organics. Each station will also feature backdrops that can be used for fun poses.


Trick-or-treating at Boo! at the Zoo!
Trick-or-treating in the zoo!

Boo! at the Zoo features a spooktacular costume parade. All are invited to join the parade at 1PM in front of the Discovery Center. A costume contest follows including scariest, best animal theme and most weirdly awesome theme in honor of Ferrara Candy's weirdly awesome Trolli candy.


Zoo chats at Brookfield Zoo
Zoo chats!
Throughout the day, Brookfield Zoo will feature zoo chats with some truly spooky animals including bats, Mexican gray wolves, Goliath bird-eating spiders, scorpions, large snakes and ravens. A pumpkin smasher will be smashing pumpkins every hour starting at 11AM. Also, learn pumpkin carving tips from master carver Steven Dahlke. Other creepy fun includes the Crazed Maize Corn Maze, Haunted Hayride and more. What a festive event to start off Halloween with!

More Details:

Dates: October 21-22 and October 28-29
Times: 10AM-4PM each day
General zoo admission: $19.85 for adults and $14.50 for children 3-11 and seniors 65 and over. Children 2 and under are free. 
Parking: $12.
Additional fees apply to some Boo! at the Zoo activities

Special info for residents of Hillside, Bellwood, Berkeley, Melrose, Stone Park and Northlake:  Sign-up for Boo! At The Zoo is now open for residents of Hillside, Bellwood, Berkeley, Melrose, Stone Park and Northlake to get free admission and round-trip transportation from Memorial Park in Hillside to the event. Registration is first-come, first-serve as 46 people each day (Oct. 21 & 22 and Oct. 28 & 29) will get complimentary admission.

Residents can register on-site at the Eisenhower Community Center, located at 700 Speechley Blvd, Hillside in the admin building. Registration for the first weekend closes at 8 pm on Friday. Regular admission price is $19.85 for adults, $14.50 for children 3-11 and admission is free for children 2 and under.

**Disclosure: My family will receive complimentary admission to Boo! at the Zoo. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.
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