Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Wildest Halloween Celebration at Palm Beach Zoo

Contributed by Claudia A. Harden

The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is gearing up for the wildest Halloween celebration in Palm Beach County – Boo at the Zoo. Now entering its 18th year, Boo at the Zoo provides the community with a safe, educational, and fun trick-or-treating venue.

Enjoy this year, West Palm Beach wildest Halloween celebration at Palm Beach Zoo with the popular annual event: Boo at the Zoo; five days and four nights filled with trick-or-treating, keeper talks and wildlife shows, face painting, air brush tattoo artists, DJ dance parties, costume contests, local vendors, character meet and greets, bounce house, inflatable sports center, children’s games and craft stations, and much more.

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This year’s Boo at the Zoo will prominently feature palm oil free candy and candy made from sustainable palm oil as well as décor crafted from natural materials in support of wildlife conservation here at home and worldwide. In keeping with the Zoo’s mission of conservation, the first 5,000 children will receive a reusable Palm Beach Zoo/Boo at the Zoo Trick-or-Treat Bag.

Boo at the Zoo Palm Beach Zoo
“Superman” Meets River Otter at the Palm Beach Zoo’s
Boo at the Zoo, photo by Dan Mergens

Event Dates / Times:

· Friday, October 23 & 30 / 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
· Saturday, October 24 & 31 / 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
· Sunday, October 25 / 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Non-Members: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
· Adults: $19.50, Seniors: $17.50, Children (3-12): $14.50, Toddlers (0-2): Free

Palm Beach Zoo Members: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
· Free with Current Palm Beach Zoo Membership

Palm Beach Zoo Members: 5 to 9 p.m.
· Adults: $5.00, Seniors: $5.00, Children (3-12): $5.00 (includes 1 ticket per paid child for the Hay Stack Hunt valued at $1.00), Toddlers (0-2); Free

All activities are free with paid admission to Boo at the Zoo with the exception of the pumpkin patch ($3 – $8), hay stack hunt ($1), sand art ($1 – $5), rides on the and Wildlife Carousel and Safari Train ($3 – $5). All proceeds from this event go directly to the care and feeding of the 500+ animals that reside at the Palm Beach Zoo.

The Zoological Society of the Palm Beaches exists to inspire people to act on behalf of wildlife and the natural world. We advance our conservation mission through endangered species propagation, education and support of conservation initiatives in the field. Our commitment to sustainable business practices elevates our capacity to inspire others.

The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is located at 1301 Summit Boulevard in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, except Thanksgiving and Christmas. For more information, visit www.palmbeachzoo.org.

Come to the Palm Beach County’s Wildest Halloween Celebration at Palm Beach Zoo. Grab your Ghosts & Ghoulies and Head to @PalmBeachZoo for #BooattheZoo!

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