Halloween

Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo returns on Saturday, October 13. Bring the little ones for a fun-filled evening for princesses, ghosts and superheroes of all ages. Come dressed in your creative costume and enter our costume contest. Don’t forget your trick-or-treat bag, as treat stations will be located throughout the zoo.

Boo at the Zoo is made possible thanks to Einstein Medical Center Montgomery!

 

Boo at the Zoo takes place weekends at Elmwood Park Zoo, October 13 through 28, from 12:00 to 3:00 PM.

October 13-14

October 20-21

October 27-28

This event is free to attend with zoo admission.

 

Also sponsored by Metropolitan Veterinary Associates

ZooSnooze- Bubby’s Halloween Campout

Join bubby and his friends for a spooktacular sleepover. Enjoy some tricks and treats to celebrate Halloween.

Discover what happens at the zoo after the sun goes down at Elmwood Park Zoo’s “ZooSnooze” overnight campouts! Spend a night under the stars with your favorite animal friends and enjoy outdoor family time in a safe and unique environment!

Zoo Snooze provides a great camping experience for both first-time and seasoned campers. Campouts take place on one Friday per month (June through October). Each ZooSnooze is uniquely themed and allows guests to experience Elmwood Park Zoo in a whole new way! ZooSnooze campouts are recommended for children ages 4 and up.

 

Register Here

 

Tickets are $49.95 per non-Member and $34.95 per Member; kids ages 0 to 2 are free.

Price includes admission, pizza dinner, activities, a movie and popcorn under the stars, s’mores by the campfire and breakfast in the morning. 

Add a Souvenir Campout Kit (safari hat, flashlight keychain and binoculars) for only $19.95 more!

 

All campers are required to provide their own camping equipment.

What to Bring:

-Tent

-Sleeping bag, pillow, blanket

-Flashlight

-Bug spray

-Weather appropriate outerwear- ponchos/ jackets

-Toiletries

 

 If you’d like to register by phone or have questions, contact Guest Services at 800-652-4143 x 222. To email concerns or inquiries, contact zoosnooze@elmwoodparkzoo.org.

Guests can book a private ZooSnooze for any groups larger than 25. 

 

Scouts! consider enhancing your ZooSnooze experience by adding on daytime scout workshop for only $8.95 per scout. 

 

Outside food & beverage is permitted, but coolers will be checked upon entering the zoo. Outside alcohol is strictly prohibited, and any guests with it will be asked to leave the event without refund.

Please note: Online registration closes on the Wednesday before each campout. After this date, registration must be completed by phone. Other events may be held throughout the zoo during your zoo snooze. Elmwood Park Zoo has the right to cancel a program or event due to insufficient registration. Themes are subject to change

 

 

Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo returns on Saturday, October 13. Bring the little ones for a fun-filled evening for princesses, ghosts and superheroes of all ages. Come dressed in your creative costume and enter our costume contest. Don’t forget your trick-or-treat bag, as treat stations will be located throughout the zoo.

Boo at the Zoo is made possible thanks to Einstein Medical Center Montgomery!

 

Boo at the Zoo takes place weekends at Elmwood Park Zoo, October 13 through 28, from 12:00 to 3:00 PM.

October 13-14

October 20-21

October 27-28

This event is free to attend with zoo admission.

 

Also sponsored by Metropolitan Veterinary Associates

Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo returns on Saturday, October 13. Bring the little ones for a fun-filled evening for princesses, ghosts and superheroes of all ages. Come dressed in your creative costume and enter our costume contest. Don’t forget your trick-or-treat bag, as treat stations will be located throughout the zoo.

Boo at the Zoo is made possible thanks to Einstein Medical Center Montgomery!

 

Boo at the Zoo takes place weekends at Elmwood Park Zoo, October 13 through 28, from 12:00 to 3:00 PM.

October 13-14

October 20-21

October 27-28

This event is free to attend with zoo admission.

 

Also sponsored by Metropolitan Veterinary Associates

Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo returns on Saturday, October 13. Bring the little ones for a fun-filled evening for princesses, ghosts and superheroes of all ages. Come dressed in your creative costume and enter our costume contest. Don’t forget your trick-or-treat bag, as treat stations will be located throughout the zoo.

Boo at the Zoo is made possible thanks to Einstein Medical Center Montgomery!

 

Boo at the Zoo takes place weekends at Elmwood Park Zoo, October 13 through 28, from 12:00 to 3:00 PM.

October 13-14

October 20-21

October 27-28

This event is free to attend with zoo admission.

 

Also sponsored by Metropolitan Veterinary Associates

Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo returns on Saturday, October 13. Bring the little ones for a fun-filled evening for princesses, ghosts and superheroes of all ages. Come dressed in your creative costume and enter our costume contest. Don’t forget your trick-or-treat bag, as treat stations will be located throughout the zoo.

Boo at the Zoo is made possible thanks to Einstein Medical Center Montgomery!

 

Boo at the Zoo takes place weekends at Elmwood Park Zoo, October 13 through 28, from 12:00 to 3:00 PM.

October 13-14

October 20-21

October 27-28

This event is free to attend with zoo admission.

 

Also sponsored by Metropolitan Veterinary Associates

Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo returns on Saturday, October 13. Bring the little ones for a fun-filled evening for princesses, ghosts and superheroes of all ages. Come dressed in your creative costume and enter our costume contest. Don’t forget your trick-or-treat bag, as treat stations will be located throughout the zoo.

Boo at the Zoo is made possible thanks to Einstein Medical Center Montgomery!

 

Boo at the Zoo takes place weekends at Elmwood Park Zoo, October 13 through 28, from 12:00 to 3:00 PM.

October 13-14

October 20-21

October 27-28

This event is free to attend with zoo admission.

 

Also sponsored by Metropolitan Veterinary Associates

Green Your Halloween

As we count down the days to Halloween, many people enjoy the decorations and costumes that come along the way! Holidays don’t have to hurt the planet (or your wallet)… take a look at the following ways to “green” your Halloween this year! 

Green Tips:

  • Make decorations from recycled materials like toilet paper tubes, tin cans, newspaper, and glass jars!
  • Give out locally sourced treats from farmers markets or make your own treats
  • DIY your costume using materials you already own, or from purchased items at a secondhand shop
  • If giving out candy, be sure it's free of palm oil! Irresponsible harvesting of this harmful ingredient causes deforestation and habitat loss in the rainforest!
  • Use a reusable item to collect candy while trick-or-treating! Pillowcases, drawstring bags, and reusable shopping bags are great resources!
  • If carving pumpkins, save the seeds to roast as a healthy snack, and compost the "guts"!
  • Don't throw those decorations away! Save them to reuse year after year.
  • If it's safe to do so, walk from house to house while trick-or-treating instead of driving! This cuts down on harmful vehicle emissions.

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Written by Ali Chiavetta

Palm Oil-free Halloween candy

Go the extra mile and help write letters to ask large companies to stop using unsustainably-sourced palm oil! 

Our friends at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo made this helpful PDF to use as a template when writing your letter! 

You can also download their sustainable palm oil shopping app to help you make easier decisions when you’re in the grocery store! 

Learn more about what’s being done around the world through the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil HERE.