No Tricks, Just Lots Of Treats At Detroit Zoo Boo

ROYAL OAK (WWJ) – The Detroit Zoo’s annual “merry-not-scary” Zoo Boo celebration returns this Halloween season, featuring a festively decorated half-mile trick-or-treat trail through the front of the zoo. Zoo Boo will be held on the evenings of Oct. 14-16, 21-23 and 28-30, 2011, 6 to 8 p.m., rain or shine.

Elaborate pumpkin displays will line the treat trail, where greeters will pass out goodies to costume-clad children at treat stations along the route. A trail of eerie fog will lead through a spooky graveyard to the Haunted Reptile House, where friendly witches, vampires and other monsters will take up residence for the Halloween season.

Returning this year is the popular live mini-musical “Zoo Boo Revue”, which will be performed in the new Events Pavilion. The Ghouly Games Tent will feature Halloween-themed games, prizes, arts and crafts and a hay maze. The Zombie Zone will feature ghastly games, spooky activities and pumpkin-carving demonstrations.

Also returning for Zoo Boo is the limited-release pirate adventure “The Curse of Skull Rock” at the Wild Adventure 3-D/4-D Theater in the Ford Education Center. Tickets are an additional $4 per person; children under 2 are free.

New to the event is the Detroit Zoo’s Carousel, located near the Arctic Café. The 36-foot wood-and-brass ride is adorned with 33 hand-carved and hand-painted figures, including traditional horses and a colorful collection of exotic mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and insects. The Carousel costs an additional $2 per person; children under 3 or 42 inches ride free.

Advance tickets for Zoo Boo can be purchased in person at the Detroit Zoo or online. Tickets are $7 per person ages 2 and up. Time slots for Zoo Boo are 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. If a date and time slot is not sold out, a limited number of tickets may be available at the gate that day after 5 p.m. for $10.

Situated on 125 acres of naturalistic exhibits, the Detroit Zoo is located at the intersection of 10 Mile Rd. and Woodward, just off I-696, in Royal Oak. Admission is $12 for adults 15 to 61, $10 for senior citizens 62 and older, and $8 for children 2 to 14 (children under 2 are free). For more information, call 248-541-5717 or visit


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