Boo at the Zoo

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    Animal Encounters at Boo at the Zoo

    Boo at the Cleveland Zoo
    (courtesy of the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo)


    Always a sell-out, "Boo at the Zoo," offers families a safe and fun alternative to traditional trick-or-treating. Designed for children ages 3-11 and their parents, this event at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, is set up with different candy stations throughout the park. Guests are encouraged to wear fun (not scary) costumes and enjoy refreshments and live entertainment.

    Visitors to Boo at the Zoo get a chance to see many of the zoo animals up close (but safely).

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    Little Pumpkins at Boo at the Zoo

    Boo at the Zoo, Cleveland Ohio
    Boo at the Zoo. (courtesy of the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo)

    Visitors to Boo at the Zoo are encouraged to wear costumes.

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    Decorations at Boo at the Zoo

    Boo at the Cleveland Zoo
    (courtesy of the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo)

    In addition to costumed zoo trainers and animal encounters, Boo at the Zoo is all decorated for the season and features food and candy stations, Creepy Crawly Critter Shows, and children's craft opportunities.

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    "Baby Cow" at Boo at the Zoo

    Boo at the Cleveland Zoo
    (courtesy of the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo)

    The 2012 Boo at the Zoo event will be held October 18 through 21 and October 25 through 28, from 6pm to 8pm. Admission is $8. Children 2 and under are free. Tickets are available via the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Web site or at the park ticket office. Tickets went on sale August 6 for the 2012 event.

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    Characters abound at Boo at the Zoo

    Boo at the Cleveland Zoo
    (courtesy of the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo)

    Kids of all ages will enjoy the non-scary fun at Boo at the Zoo.

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    A Clown at Boo at the Zoo

    Boo at the Cleveland Zoo
    (courtesy of the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo)

    Clowns are just some of the many "street" performers at Boo at the Zoo.

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    Boo at the Cleveland Zoo - Dragons

    Dragons at Boo at the Zoo
    Dragons at Boo at the Zoo. (courtesy of the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo)
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    Boo at the Cleveland Zoo - Panda

    A Panda at Boo at the Zoo
    A Panda at Boo at the Zoo. (courtesy of the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo)
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    Boo at the Cleveland Zoo - Bee

    A Bee at Boo at the Zoo
    A Bee at Boo at the Zoo. (courtesy of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo)
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    Boo at the Cleveland Zoo - Bug

    A Bug at Boo at the Zoo
    A Bug at Boo at the Zoo. (courtesy of the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo)
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    Jack O'Lanterns at Boo at the Zoo

    Pumpkins at Boo at the Zoo
    Pumpkins at Boo at the Zoo. (courtesy of the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo)
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    Boo at the Cleveland Zoo - Pirate

    A Pirate at Boo at the Zoo
    A Pirate at Boo at the Zoo. (courtesy of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo)