Every year, the delightfully titled "Boo at the Zoo" event attracts Oakland families to join in all kinds of Halloween fun centered around the zoo animals and the many scheduled Halloween themed events planned for zoo visitors-big and small.  

  Scheduled for BOTH Saturday, October 26th and Sunday, October 27th, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the event promises a wealth of activities designed to  maximize contact, and provide information for the children about the animals.  An example is the Wildlife Theater Animal Encounter at 11:30 a.m., and 12:15 p.m.. In between these times is the Costume parade at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. with the Zoo's mascot Roosevelt joining in. All children 2-14 in costume will receive a free ride ticket. 

There are Trick or Treat stations a scavenger hunt, craft events, a "spooky boo train", and face painting, and an opportunity to make treats for the animals. There will be science stations as well ,featuring "Zoombie" animals, and monster myths.  Everyone should leave in a truly festive Halloween mood.  For more complete details, visit the website:http://www.oaklandzoo.org/Calendar_Item.php?i=539.  Enjoy!


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