NORFOLK, VA: The most popular Zoo event is back – and double the fun. ZooBoo, the annual Halloween festival at the Virginia Zoo is two days this year.
On October 27 and 28, the Zoo turns into a fun fall delight with themed décor, costume contests, a trick-or-treat trail, frightfully fun games and crafts and pumpkins for all of the animals to enjoy.
Community partners will pass out sustainably-produced candy and other treats at the new Candy Land trick-or-treat trail. Sustainably-produced candy helps save orangutans and other endangered animals in the wild, which is why the Virginia Zoo buys only candy that is from companies who are members of the RSPO (Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil) and are committed to using certified sustainable palm oil. This year the Zoo will also be selling reZoosable trick-or-treat bags for just $1.
Families are encouraged to come in costume and take part in educational activities such as the Mad Scientist Lab in the new World of Reptiles classroom or visit the Mummy’s Tomb, a fun adventure of archaeology. Be sure to catch a presentation at the ZooLive! Stage with your favorite animal ambassadors while the exhibits are filled with pumpkins for the other animals to enjoy.
Tickets are on sale for just $6 for Virginia Zoo members (ages 2 and up) and $15 for non-members (ages 2 and up). Children under 2 are free. Cost does not include other amenities like the ZooBoo ChooChoo, bounce houses or food and beverage. Purchase your tickets in advance online at virginiazoo.org/zoo-boo, by phone at 757-441-2374 or at the Membership Office during regular Zoo hours.
About the Virginia Zoo
The Virginia Zoo, located in Norfolk, Virginia, is home to more than 500 exceptional animals representing over 100 fascinating species. Founded in 1901 and residing on 53 beautifully landscaped acres, the Virginia Zoo has demonstrated a commitment to saving and protecting the world’s wildlife by inspiring a passion for nature and taking conservation action at home and around the world. The Virginia Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is recognized as a global leader in education, recreation, science, wildlife conservation, and animal care and welfare. For more than a century, the Zoo has connected adults, families and school children with the natural world and its wildlife. To learn more, visit www.virginiazoo.org.