DETROIT (WWJ) – The Detroit Zoo’s annual Zoo Boo celebration returns this Halloween season, featuring not-so-scary activities and a festively decorated half-mile trick-or-treat trail.

Zoo Boo will take place Oct. 9-11, 16-18 and 23-25, from 5 to 8 p.m., rain or shine.

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Elaborate pumpkin displays will line the treat trail, where greeters will pass out goodies to costume-clad children at treat stations along the route. Guests are asked to join the Detroit Zoological Society on its green journey by bringing their own trick-or-treat bags; bags will not be handed out at the event.

Live entertainment includes magicians, street performers, extreme pumpkin-carving demonstrations and the popular mini-musical “Zoo Boo Revue”. 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. The Creepy Craft tent will offer Halloween-themed arts and crafts, while The Zombie Zone will feature a hay maze and spooky activities.

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Zoo Boo guests can take a ride on the wild side on the Carousel for $2 per person; children under 3 years old or 42 inches tall ride free with a paying adult. The Wild Adventure Zone will feature “The Wizard of Oz” at the 4-D Theater for an additional $5 per person; children under 2 years old are admitted free.

Advance tickets for Zoo Boo can be purchased in person at the Detroit Zoo or online. Tickets are $8 per person for ages 2 and older; children under 2 are admitted free. If a date and time slot is not sold out, a limited number of tickets may be available at the gate that day for $12. Walk-up tickets will only be sold between 6:45 and 7:45 p.m.

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For more information, visit www.detroitzoo.org or call 248-541-5717.