Halloween is right around the corner and that means it's time for everyone's favorite Halloween event - Boo at the Zoo at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. The safe, fun-for-all-ages event runs October 15 -18 and 22 - 25. This year, as a special treat for visitors - the event will open an hour earlier, starting at 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. for an extra hour of spooktacular fun!
Each night the Zoo is transformed into a frightfully delightful place filled with lots of exciting and safe Halloween fun for a monstrously good time. Geared for younger audiences, this eight- night Halloween bash features plenty of Halloween action and a chance to see many of your favorite animals under the stars.
Visiting ghouls and goblins can enjoy special activity areas and entertainment throughout the zoo. Of course all the usual Boo fun and classic Halloween favorites will return so be on the lookout for magicians, stilt-walkers, clowns and jugglers. Go wild at the Monster Mash dance party and the Junior Superhero Academy, explore the Not-So-Haunted Greenhouse and NatureTracks Mobile Classroom, then visit UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital Halloween Safety Zone at the Center for Zoological Medicine.
This year look out for a new treat. Each child will receive a complimentary treat bag and the opportunity to visit up to eight treat stations.
Whether you dress up as an adorable animal, a spectacular superhero or a comical clown, everyone is encouraged to wear a fun (not scary) costume (adults should refrain from wearing masks that completely cover their faces). Guests are encouraged to bring flashlights to illuminate some of the darker areas of the Zoo.
Create lasting memories at Boo at the Zoo, Northeast Ohio's most affordable, safe Halloween party. Tickets are available now at clevelandmetroparks.com/zoo and at the Zoo's Box Office. Several nights sell out each year, so get your tickets now to avoid being shut out of the night you want. General admission is $10 at the Zoo Box Office and $9 online, children younger than 2 are free and Zoo Member admission is $8.
Spend your Halloween in the wildest place in town. The only scary part of Boo at the Zoo is missing out!
Northeast Ohio's most-visited year-round attraction, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $16.95 per person, $14.95 for seniors ages 62 and older, $12.95 for kids ages 2 to 11 and free for children younger than 2 and Zoo members. Parking is free. Located at 3900 Wildlife Way, the Zoo is easily accessible from Interstates 71, 90 and 480.