Don’t Miss Boo at the Zoo This Weekend!

| October 23, 2009 | 0 Comments


This weekend (Saturday, October 25 and Sunday, October 26) is the last weekend to experience Boo at the Zoo at the world-famous Brookfield Zoo!

Boo at the Zoo is a fun Halloween-themed event that the whole family can enjoy!  The zoo is festively decked out with jack-o-lanterns and hay bales.  Kids can wear their costumes and participate in a daily Halloween parade around the zoo, followed by a costume contest.  There is a corn maze and a really cool pumpkin-carving demonstration.  Families have the opportunity to take a tractor-pulled hayride around the zoo, for an additional fee.  There are various scheduled zoo chats about some of Halloween’s more popular animals, such as spiders, bats, and pythons.

Admission to the children’s zoo, normally $5 per person, is free during Boo at the Zoo.  Kids can also build scarecrows, walk through a corn maze, and participate in specially scheduled games.  If that’s not enough, Fisher-Price has set up a tent where kids can play with all their newest toys.  This tent is adjacent to a track where kids can test-drive Power Wheels vehicles.  Click here for the entire Boo at the Zoo schedule.

Of course, you and your family can also see all of the zoo’s wonderful animals, including the new elephant, Joyce!

After dark, the zoo is also offering Dino-Nites for the slightly older crowd.  This event includes a Monster Mash dance party with a DJ, unlimited admission to the Dinosaurs Alive! exhibit, and much, much more!  As a mother of a young child, I have not experienced Dino-Nites, but I hear it’s awesome.

And you probably already know this, but your library has free zoo passes available for check-out!  Suburban libraries provide patrons with two tickets, and city libraries provide patrons with four!

Have a happy and safe Halloween, everyone!

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Joining Shannon Capanna in Home Sweet Homewood are her professor husband, toddler son, and giant cat. Career-wise, Shannon worked as an elementary school teacher for three years before becoming an editor for math textbooks. She quit that job to try to achieve that elusive work-life balance, and she is now trying to cobble together some kind of career as a writer, editor, and mom. Shannon enjoys swimming, watching quality television, and cat-watching.She also blogs at Chicago Moms Blog, and at her personal site, Boringtown's Closed.

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