Boo at the Zoo Back with Fun, Food, Frights

Includes Nearly One Million Lights

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (News release) - For 12 nights in October, the Little Rock Zoo will transform into a playground full of rides, treats, games, music and more as Boo at the Zoo, the state's largest autumn festival, gets under way.
 
The festivities kick off Oct. 20 with the Boo at the Zoo Adult Night, which is for those 21 and older. From Oct. 21 - 31, guests of all ages are invited to join in the after-hours fun.

Presented by Arkansas Children's and Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield, Boo at the Zoo includes nearly a million lights throughout the 32-acre park, plenty of spooky scenes to take in and a midway full of carnival rides.

New this year, the Zoo's education team will be doing two nightly Halloween-themed chats, with animal meet and greets before and after each chat.  

Boo at the Zoo will also feature all the fun that Arkansas families have come to expect, with trick-or-treat stations full of toys and candy to choose from, games, bounce house inflatables, Frankenstein's Dance Party and the Thriller Dance performance, a hay maze, face painting, kid's area games and food trucks with food available for purchase each night. Guests are encouraged to come in dressed up for the nightly costume contest. 

Hiland Dairy, a longtime Zoo partner, is back at Boo this year with free milk. The Hiland Dairy team will be operating the Ghost Roast S'Mores area, one of the festival's most popular features. 

The Zoo will come alive with thousands of holiday lights decorated throughout the park, including trees wrapped with Halloween-colored lights, pathways decorated with exciting visual displays, and spooky attractions for the Haunted Train and Haunted House.

Boo at the Zoo is sponsored by the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau, Coca-Cola, Cumulus Broadcasting with B98.5, Alice 107.7 and KOKY 102.1, Delta Dental and New Age Distributing.

Tickets are on sale at littlerock.com/boo. Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Admission includes one wristband and 10 tickets per person that are good for carnival games with prizes, s'mores, treats and Zombie Paintball. Additional attraction tickets can be purchased at the Zoo. Adult Night tickets are $25 for Zoo member and $30 for non-members.

The wristband gets guests access to the carousel, Haunted Train, Haunted House, the hay maze, crafts, inflatables, fortune teller, face painting, carnival rides and more.

About Boo at the Zoo
Boo at the Zoo is Arkansas's largest Halloween festival featuring trick-or-treating in a safe environment along with dozens of Halloween themed activities for the entire family. Now is its 26th year, Boo at the Zoo has become a staple for central Arkansas families. Boo at the Zoo is a nighttime event where the Little Rock Zoo reopens after normal operating hours to host ghosts and ghouls and everything that goes "bump" in the night in all corners of the Zoo. 


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