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Boo at the Zoo resumes this weekend, rain or shine or snow

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will feel the Halloween spirit when thousands of little ghouls and goblins attend Boo at the Zoo, resuming with its remaining four nights on Friday , Oct. 25, 2019. The event is a fun way for families to trick-or-treat and enjoy Halloween festivities in a safe and unique environment. This year’s Boo at the Zoo started Oct. 18 – 20 , and resumes on Oct. 25 – 27 and 31. Boo hours are 4 to 8:30 p.m., with the last admission at 7:30 p.m. The Zoo will close for daytime admission on Boo nights at 3 p.m., with the last admission at 2 p.m.

Frightfully fun attractions include a lighted pumpkin patch with 60 jack-o-lanterns, a 2,000 sq. ft. haunted house, Ghoulish Graveyard and Pirates Cove. Attendees can also enjoy rides on the carousel and Sky Ride, weather permitting. The Sky Ride will be open as weather allows, providing a breathtaking view of Colorado Springs at night and a lift to two additional trick-or-treat stations at the top.

Of course, a visit to the Zoo wouldn’t be complete without animals! Special keeper talks, animal demonstrations and animal encounters will be offered each night. Select animal exhibits will also be open, including giraffe, African lions, domestic goats, Scutes Family Gallery, Wilgruen Elephant Barn, The Loft, Monkey Pavilion and Australia Walkabout. Beginning at 4:15 p.m. each night of Boo at the Zoo, attendees can interact with small animals at Safari Cabin, where a new animal will make an appearance every 45 minutes.

An elephant-sized amount of candy (more than 9,000 pounds ) will be handed out at more than 25 trick-or-treat stations throughout Boo at the Zoo. The Zoo’s candy supply is purchased from companies that are members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil ( RSPO ), which is committed to the use of sustainable palm oil and the protection of orangutan habitat in the wild. To find your own Halloween candy that’s orangutan friendly, download CMZ’s sustainable palm oil shopping guide at: cmzoo.org/palmoil .

Boo at the Zoo attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets online, in advance of the date they want to visit. The online price is $5 less per ticket than at the gate and CMZoo Members receive an additional $5 off each ticket. Popular evenings are likely to sell out!

Tickets will be available for purchase at the gate only if not sold out in advance. Ticket prices increase at the gate. On-site parking is limited and is not guaranteed with advance ticket purchase. If the Zoo’s parking lot is full, follow the signs to our free off-site shuttle parking lot. Purchase tickets online, refer to costume requirements, check animal demonstration schedules and more at: cmzoo.org/boo .

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