Oakland Zoo Hosts Boo at the Zoo

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This is a Halloween and science-themed weekend featuring trick or treating for kids, a costume parade, up-close animal encounters, spooky interactive stations, and a Wildlife Theater presentation focused on creepy crawly animals.

Aldabra tortoises enjoying pumpkins

On October 26 & 27, Oakland Zoo and Bay Area Science Festival are teaming up to host Boo at the Zoo. This is a Halloween and science-themed weekend featuring trick or treating for kids, a costume parade, up-close animal encounters, spooky interactive stations, and a Wildlife Theater presentation focused on creepy crawly animals. Child-friendly activities will take place throughout the Zoo, including a treat table where families can create Halloween goodies for the Zoo’s animals.

Boo at the Zoo is a day-time opportunity for families to bring out their noble Ninja Turtles, tiny Tinker Bells, precious Princesses, and spectacular Superheroes to an outdoor adventure filled with spooktackular fun. Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is the official chocolate sponsor of Boo at the Zoo – offering sweet samples throughout the park. Boo at the Zoo is from 10:00am – 3:00pm, with the costume parade taking place at 11:00am & 1:00pm. Admission prices are $11.75 for children/seniors and $15.75 for adults. Parking is $8.00 per car. Boo at the Zoo activities are included with general admission.

Boo at the Zoo’s Daily Details:

  •     Trick or Treat stations: search for clues in the scavenger hunt and collect yummy treats.
  •     Kids in costumes (ages 2-14) receive a free ride ticket.
  •     Costume parade at 11:00am and 1:00pm with the Zoo’s mascot, Roosevelt.
  •     Wildlife Theater Animal Encounters at 11:30am and 12:15pm.
  •     Science stations will feature “Zoombie” animals, monster myths, and sensory skills – touch the foods zoo animals like to eat.
  •     Craft Halloween creations for Zoo animals
  •      Meet the Oakland Police Department on 10/26
  •     Meet the Oakland Fire Department on 10/27
  •     Get batty with festive face painting.

Sponsors of Boo at the Zoo Include:

  •     Annabelle Candy Co.
  •     Bay Area Science Festival
  •     Clif Bar & Company
  •     Ghirardelli Chocolate Company
  •     GoGo Squeez
  •     Green Halloween
  •     Honest Tea
  •     KOFY TV
  •     KPIX – 5/CW
  •     LARABAR
  •     Oakland Fire Department
  •     Parents’ Press
  •     Plum Organics
  •     Safeway
  •     Sysco
  •     99.7Now

ABOUT OAKLAND ZOO
The Bay Area’s award-winning Oakland Zoo is home to more than 660 native and exotic animals. The Zoo offers many educational programs and kid’s activities perfect for science field trips, family day trips and exciting birthday parties. Nestled in the Oakland Hills, in 500-acre Knowland Park, the Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, off Highway 580. The East Bay Zoological Society (Oakland Zoo) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization supported in part by members, contributions, the City of Oakland and the East Bay Regional Parks. For more information please visit our website at http://www.oaklandzoo.org.

ABOUT BAY AREA SCIENCE FESTIVAL
The Bay Area Science Festival has collaborated with several esteemed leaders in the corporate and academic worlds to present these and many more events. Featured sponsors include the S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation, First Tech Federal Credit Union, the Clorox Company, ThermoFisher Scientific, Autodesk, Bayer and Agilent Technologies. For more information on the festival as a whole and for details on specific events, please visit the BASF website at http://www.bayareascience.org. You can also follow us on Twitter @bayareascience and like us on Facebook: facebook.com/bayareascience.

Contact: Nicky Mora
Senior Manager, Marketing/PR
(510) 632-9525 ext. 130

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