October 01, 2009 Beware—magic is in the air at the Indianapolis Zoo. When looking for a not-so-scary time during the Halloween season, the Indianapolis Zoo is the place to be! Halloween ZooBoo 2009 presented by AT&T Real Yellow Pages is an excellent way to kick off family Halloween celebrations and keep the party going all month long. Youngsters will get a chance to try out their costumes before the big night and even trick-or-treat at stations around the Zoo. Where else can children trick-or-treat alongside giraffes, rhinos and baboons? Parents can take comfort in the fact that their children will be able to celebrate Halloween in a fun, safe and spook-free environment.
The Indianapolis Zoo is a magical place year round, but October 16-18, 22-25 and 29-30, from 2pm until 7pm the Zoo will look and feel even more magical than before! This year, ZooBoo has been extended to nine days of family fun! During ZooBoo, the Zoo stays open late with animals staying out to join in the excitement until the gates close! Shows include the Halloween Dolphin Show, the hilarious Not-So-Scary Animals Show, and the famous Elephant Pumpkin Smash. The Zoo's elephants will not only be smashing pumpkins, but one artistic elephant will be painting a piece of art to be raffled off to a lucky guest. Lowe's will also be on site letting kids create their own ZooBoo souvenirs with their Build and Grow Clinic.
During the day, Zoo keepers will be offering even more animal "chats" for guests and youngsters wishing to learn more about the Zoo's magical creatures. The fun doesn't stop there! Both pavilions on grounds will be housing games and activities where kids can sort through a hay maze, jump in the bounce house, go pumpkin bowling and guess the contents in a mysterious box. Even the rides will take on a Halloween theme for ZooBoo! The Halloween-themed Train Ride "The Abracadabra Express" comes to life with real enchanting characters and the Carousel actually runs backwards! But a Halloween celebration would not be complete without a treat! Hot apple cider and caramel apples will be available to warm guests up on those crisp October evenings.
ZooBoo is always a fun event at the Zoo and a perfect time to bring the whole family. All activities are free for members and included with regular Zoo admission. A little tip: for lighter crowd days, guests should attend on Thursday or Friday.
Visit your favorite animals as your family enjoys all of the additional Halloween activities and sites! This year, the Indianapolis Zoo has a few tricks up its sleeves that one can only discover at Halloween ZooBoo presented by AT&T Real Yellow Pages.