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Zoo Boo

October 15 - October 16
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Put on your best costume and join us for a fun, fall-themed weekend at the Zoo. Come watch our animals enjoy special pumpkin enrichments and see how creative our keepers are at designing their jack-o-lanterns!

Come in costume and enjoy a discount of $2 off general admission!

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Animal Enrichments

  • 11:00 am - See sharks enjoy ghostly frozen treats
  • 11:30 am - Watch penguins nibble on enrichment treats
  • 12:00 pm - Get up close with an animal at the Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater stage
  • 12:30 pm - Tigers will devour pumpkin treats prepared just for them
  • 1:00 pm - Elephants will get spooky treats to smash and play with
  • 2:00 pm - Watch an octopus play with a pumpkin puzzle (Sat only)
  • 2:00 pm - Red wolves will get sweetly stuffed jack-o-lanterns
  • 2:30 pm - See polar bears get an icy pumpkin treat
  • 3:00 pm - Hudson the muskox calf will get a special enrichment

Treat Stations

  • Guess the Pumpkin Weight: Stop by and make a guess, you could win a fantastic prize!
  • Mystery Boxes: Some animals use their sense of touch to "see" their environment. Now it's your turn to try!
  • All About Owls: Dissect an owl pellet and decipher whose hoot is whooose
  • Bump in the Night: Ever wondered "what was that animal sound?" Here's your chance to find out!
  • Strike, You Win!: Test your skills at pumpkin bowling
  • Spooky Spider Maze: Tilt and turn your marble as you create this spooky spider craft
  • Weird and Wacky Smells: Use your savvy sniffer to demystify these weird and wacky smells.

Scarecrow Alley

Create a scarecrow big or small, silly or serious, frightening or friendly - and display it at the Zoo from October 15 to October 31. You could win tickets to Zoolights or Northwest Trek Wildlife Park!

Scarecrow Alley Contest Entry Form (PDF)

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