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

It’s a Baltimore Halloween Tradition! On October 28, 29, and 30, The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore will once again host ZooBOOO! The event takes place from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm at the Zoo in the Waterfowl Lake Pavilion area. 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!

Thanks to our generous sponsors Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, Stifel, Goetze’s Candy, Wolfgang Candy, ShopRite, Utz Potato Chips, and McDonalds, the event is free for Zoo members and free with paid general Zoo admission. 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 Juggle Show with Scott Cavanaugh|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.

The animals will also 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:

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is located in Druid Hill Park. For more information, please visit the Zoo’s Web site, www.marylandzoo.org, or call 410-366-LION (5466). Stay up to date on Zoo events and information by becoming a Maryland Zoo fan on Facebook or following us on Twitter

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