Every year the Chattanooga Zoo hosts two weekends worth of family-fun Halloween celebrations. Last year’s Boo in the Zoo broke old event attendance records. The hope for this year is to bring in even bigger numbers, officials said.
“The reality is that the Chattanooga Zoo is not going to run out of space or activities for the many families that wish to attend this festive event," said Marisa Ogles, director of marking and communications. "The more the merrier, not scarier, We love seeing attendees decked out in their best costumes and enjoying a lovely fall evening at the Zoo."
For the price of a regular Zoo admission (Zoo members receive 50 percent off), families can come and enjoy all the Chattanooga Zoo has to offer in spooktacular style. There will be haunted hay rides, face-painting, a variety of games, moon bounces and more. Activity tickets are .25 cents each or unlimited bands can be bought for $10. Included in every admission are up-close encounters with some of the Zoo’s creepier animals, costume contests, pumpkin walks and a scavenger hunt complete with costumed character favorites like Kung-Fu Panda, Shrek and Dora the Explorer.
Chattanooga Zoo Executive Director notes, “Boo in the Zoo keeps growing each year and we could not be happier. I believe that the Zoo staff and volunteers enjoy this event as much, if not more so, than the attendees.”
Boo in the Zoo is for all ages. It will be held Oct. 18, 19, 25 and 26 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.