Zoo Boo at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak

The Detroit Zoo morphs into a spooky escape, weekends Oct. 7-23, 2016, to whet families' appetites for Halloween night. Get the details on this year's Zoo Boo Detroit Zoo event.

Zoo Boo at the Detroit Zoo

Detroit’s Zoo Boo returns for another year of “merry-not-scary” fun, Oct. 7-9, 14-16 and 21-23, 2016, when families and costumed kiddies can venture a half-mile in search of treats and tricksters. Rain or shine, the fun runs rampant.

Be sure your kids bring their own baskets to tote all their goodies and keep the candies safe at their sides while they gambol at the Zoo Boo Revue live stage show. Make your way through new acts that include magicians, street performers and impressive pumpkin carving demonstrations to reach the Haunted Reptile House. Meet the goblins and ghosts that have taken over the Holden Reptile Conservation Center upon returning home for the holiday. They’ve festively decorated just for you.

Don’t miss the Creepy Craft tent, where the children can get in touch with their ghoulish sides.

Dress up your munchkins as little gremlins and goblins for a spook-filled night of festive fun.

Beware, this popular event has been known to sell out fast. In advance, tickets are $9, but go up to $13/door (if available) – plus $6/parking. Children ages 2 and under are free. The festivities run 5-8 p.m. and time slots begin every half hour.

Note: Bags will not be handed out at the event. Be sure to bring your own trick-or-treat bag.

Learn even more about the 2016 Zoo Boo Detroit Zoo event and even more local Halloween events in the Metro Parent calendar.

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