ZooBOOO! to feature trick-or-treating, costume contests, Halloween themed animal enrichment

It’s a Baltimore Halloween Tradition! On October 23, 24, and 25, The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore will once again host ZooBOOO! presented by CFG Community Bank. 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, two costume contests each day, carnival games, crafts, a hay maze, silly and magical entertainment and much more!

ZooBOOO! runs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day and is presented by CFG Community Bank. Additional sponsors include KIND Bars, Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, Stifel, Goetze’s Candy, Wolfgang Candy, Greenberries, ShopRite, Utz Potato Chips, and Metro PCS. The event is free for Zoo members and free with paid general Zoo admission, although some activities do require an additional fee.

Entertainment Stage Schedule

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

The Bert the Nerd Thrill Show |1:30 p.m. show – Friday, Saturday and Sunday

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:

FRI., OCT. 23 SAT., OCT. 24 SUN., OCT. 25
10:30 Chimps Chimps Chimps
10:30 Lion Lion Lion
11:00 Otter Otter Otter
11:30 Raven Raven Raven
11:30 Elephant PumpkinSmash Elephant PumpkinSmash Elephant PumpkinSmash
12:15 Warthog Warthog Warthog
1:30 Leopards Leopards African Watering Hole
2:00 Giraffe/Okapi Porcupine Giraffe/Okapi
2:30 Lemur Lemur Lemur
3:00 Penguin Penguin Penguin
3:30 Farmyard Farmyard Farmyard

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