‘Boo at the Zoo’ Halloween event begins October 1

Picture from 2017 Louisville Zoo’s World’s Largest Halloween Party (Source: WAVE 3 News)

Get ready for a fun, not-so-scary time for the whole family as the Louisville Zoo announces this year’s”Boo at the Zoo” Halloween event.

Taking place on Thursday through Sunday nights throughout the month of October, this marks the 39th year for the event.

This year extra safety precautions are in place to keep guests, staff, and the animals safe during the COVID pandemic.

“This is an event our community and guests look forward to each year, and we are doing our part to make this as safe as possible so that we can continue on with the Halloween festivities this year,” John Walczak, Director of the Louisville Zoo said. “We are excited about Boo at the Zoo and being able to offer kids a fun event outdoors where they can still celebrate this holiday.”

All guests over the age of 5 must wear a mask to this year’s event. Trick-or-treating will take place for kids 11 and under. Kids will be given a small, sealed treat bag instead of individual pieces of candy this year as a safety precaution.

Louisville Zoo staff distributing candy will receive health screenings each day they arrive to work.

Visitors are encouraged to wear family friendly costumes to the event. There will also be chances to take photos with costume characters at a safe, social distance.

Tickets start as $6 for members and $12.50 for non-members, children 2 and under get in free.

For more information on the Boo at the Zoo event and to purchase tickets, visit the Louisville Zoo’s website.

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