BOO AT THE ZOO BEGINS FRIDAY!

--Two weekends of spooktacular activities planned and, new this year, Boo on HALLOWEEN NIGHT!--


October 15, 2013, Colorado Springs, CO –

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will come alive when thousands of little princesses and pirates attend Boo at the Zoo, the region’s largest family-friendly Halloween party. Boo is a fun way to trick-or-treat and enjoy Halloween festivities in a safe and unique environment.

Boo at the Zoo is October 18 – 20, 25 – 27 and, new this year, Halloween night, October 31. Boo hours are from 4 – 8:30 p.m. all seven nights, with the last admission sold at 7:30 p.m. (Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will close to the public at 3 p.m. those nights to prepare.)

Frightfully fun attractions include a Lighted Pumpkin Patch, Haunted Fun House, Ghoulish Graveyard, Boo Carousel and Pirate Cove. Little goblins will want to check out the animal/keeper stage show, “So You Want to be a Zoo Keeper?” at the Lodge at Moose Lake nightly at 5:25 p.m., 6:25 p.m. and 7:25 p.m.

A visit to the Zoo wouldn’t be complete without animals! Special keeper talks and animal demos will be offered nightly at 5 and 7 p.m., and select animal exhibits will be open, including giraffes, The Loft, Monkey Pavilion, Encounter Africa and Aquatics.

Helping Wild Orangutans with RSPO-Member Manufactured Candy

More than 9,000 pounds of orangutan-friendly candy will be handed out at Spooky Treat Stations throughout Cheyenne Mountain Zoo during 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 Indonesia and Malaysia.

Click here for an orangutan-friendly Halloween candy buying guide.


FAST FACTS:

Boo at the Zoo at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Dates: October 18 - 20, 25 – 27 and NEW THIS YEAR – Halloween, October 31
4 – 8:30 p.m. (last ticket sold at 7:30 p.m.

BOO-Only Pricing:

$15 for ages 3-65
$10 for Zoo members
$13 for military and over 65
Ages 2 and under are free.

Sky Ride/BOO Combo Pricing:

$18 for ages 3-65
$13 for Zoo members
$16 for military and over 65
Ages 2 and under are free.

For more information, including a full event schedule, visit:www.cmzoo.org/boo

Boo at the Zoo is made possible by our generous sponsors: Toyota of Colorado Springs, Liberty Toyota, Colorado Springs Pediatric Dentistry, Children’s Hospital Colorado and Sam’s Club.

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society was founded in 1926. Today, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, America’s ONLY mountain zoo, offers comprehensive education programs, exciting conservation efforts and truly fantastic animal experiences. It is Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s hope that guests fall in love with animals and nature, and take action to protect them. Of the 224 zoos and aquariums accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is one of just nine operating without tax support. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo depends on admissions, membership dues and donations for funding.


For further information or unique press opportunities, contact:

Erica Meyer
Phone: 719.633.9925 ext. 140 
Email: emeyer@cmzoo.org

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