Light Rain   61.0F  |  Forecast »

Zoo Boo at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak

Friendly ghouls and ghosts keep your little ones on their toes this Halloween season during the weekends of Oct. 11-13, 18-20 and 25-27, 2013

Note: The Saturday, Oct. 26 date is sold out!

Be sure to wear a costume to this year's Zoo Boo at the Detroit Zoo! This half-mile walk is designed to allow your wee one to trick-or-treat without worry. There's definitely no need to fear: This Royal Oak event is "merry-not-scary" fun for the whole family.

In 2013, the big boo event happens Oct. 11-13, 18-20 and 25-27 – rain or shine. Time slots are 6-8 p.m. Fridays and 5-8 p.m. on the weekends. As always, organizers recommend you buy your tickets early; while some will be offered at the door, supplies are very limited, due the popularity of this event.

After your kids stroll and gather goodies, there's plenty more fun in store. Children can jam out to live entertainment during the Zoo Boo Revue and play some Ghouly Games at a tent sponsored by Blue Care Network. The Reptile House and Zombie Zone are other can't-miss spots to play games and participate in cool activities.

Younger children will get a kick out of the carousel, and the Arctic Cafe is open for your family to get your grub on. The Wild Adventure Zone shows The Wizard of Oz, while the Simulator Ride features Happy Feet: Mumble's Wild Ride (note that these features are an extra $5 a person – or $7 if you choose to do both).

Advance tickets are $8 per person, while children under 2 get in free. (There will be very-limited supplies of tickets at the gate after 5 p.m. for $11 – again, though, note that advance registration is highly recommended!). Parking at the zoo is $5.

Visit the Metro Parent calendar listing more information about the 2013 Zoo Boo at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak.

Add your comment:
Advertisement

More »Latest Articles & Blog Posts

Mushroom Recipes for a Family Meal

Mushroom Recipes for a Family Meal

Mushrooms can be a tough sell with picky eaters but these dishes will entice them to try a bite – or two!

Tennessee Law Prevents Parents from Giving Child a Hybrid Last Name

Tennessee Law Prevents Parents from Giving Child a Hybrid Last Name

Carl Abramson and Kim Sarubbi mashed together their surnames for their first two kids, but Tennessee law says they can't use the last name 'Sabr' for baby No. 3.

Sticky Fingers Duct Tape Book Offers Easy Bow Making How-To

Sticky Fingers Duct Tape Book Offers Easy Bow Making How-To

Sophie Maletsky's new guide, published by Zest Books, is packed with fun crafts and DIY ideas kids and families can make out of colorful duct tape.

Paper Craft Fun with Handprints, Garland and Kawaii Art

Paper Craft Fun with Handprints, Garland and Kawaii Art

This versatile craft material transforms into an acorn fall creation, decorative ribbon, cute Japanese critters and cool dividers for your kid's closet.

How to Prevent Your Child from Choking

How to Prevent Your Child from Choking

Mealtime can turn from pleasant to panic in a matter of seconds. Protect your child from this mishap with our list of dos and don’ts.

YouTube Moms Parody Iggy Azalea's Hit Song 'Fancy'

YouTube Moms Parody Iggy Azalea's Hit Song 'Fancy'

The rapper's had the hit of the summer, but these clever mothers made it their own, riffing on pregnancy and motherhood in some pretty funny viral videos.

Biscuit Recipes: From Classic to Chocolate

Biscuit Recipes: From Classic to Chocolate

September is National Biscuit Month, but you can bake these any time! These recipes, including classic biscuits from Betty Crocker and cornmeal biscuits from Martha Stewart, will have you reaching...

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement