BALTIMORE, MD – On October 26, 27 and 28, 2012, The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore will celebrate 29 years of ZooBOOO! presented by CFG Community Bank, a Baltimore Halloween tradition.  The event takes place from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm at the Zoo in the Waterfowl Lake Pavilion area. This year ZooBOOO! includes Baltimore’s safest Halloween trick-or-treating, visits from our Animal Ambassadors, a costume contest each day, carnival games, crafts, a hay maze, entertainment from the stage and much more!

Entertainment Stage Schedule

            Silly Goose & Val’s Musical Zoo| 10:30 a.m.show – Friday, Saturday and Sunday

             Captain Jack |1:30 p.m. show daily.  Captain Jack meet-n-greet in the Pirate’s Cove at 2 p.m.

ZooBOOO! Costume Contests

            11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. daily (Registration for the first contest closes 11:15 a.m. and 2:15 pm. for   the second contest.)

            Even the animals will enjoy some seasonal fun.  Out and about on Zoo grounds, there will be keeper chats and special animal enrichment activities, including everyone’s favorite – the Elephant Pumpkin Smash!  Zoo guests can watch as many animals receive their own fall treats at different times during the ZooBOOO! weekend.  Enrichment activities are designed to add variety and stimulation to the daily routines of animals at the Zoo.  They also showcase the keepers care and knowledge of the animals, as the treats are specially created for each species.

The daily enrichment schedule is as follows:

Friday, October 26th:

10:30am – Chimps
11:00am – Lion
11:30am – Elephant Pumpkin Smash
12:15pm – Giraffe
1:30pm – Leopards
2:00pm – Warthog
2:30pm – Otter/Penguin
3:00pm – Polar Bear
3:30pm – Farmyard

Saturday, October 27th:

10:30am – Chimps
11:00am – Hornbills (Sitatunga Yard)
11:30am – Elephant Pumpkin Smash
12:15pm – Giraffe
1:30pm – Leopards
2:00pm – Warthog
2:30pm – Otter/Penguin
3:00pm – Polar Bear
3:30pm – Farmyard

Sunday, October 28th:

10:30am – Chimps
11:00am – Lion
11:30am – Elephant Pumpkin Smash
12:15pm – Giraffe or Antelope
1:30pm – African Watering Hole
2:00pm – Warthog
2:30pm – Otter/Penguin
3:00pm – Polar Bear
3:30pm – Farmyard

            ZooBOOO! runs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day and is presented by CFG Community Bank.  Additional sponsors include Stifel Nicolaus, Ripley’s Believe It or Not Baltimore, Urban Pirates, Goetz’s Candy and Snikiddy Snacks. The event is free for Zoo members and free with paid general Zoo admission, although some activities do require an additional fee.