ZooBoo features new Halloween fun for families

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Indianapolis Zoo’s ZooBoo kicked off Thursday for its 38th year.

The Halloween event is one of the zoo’s longest-running events, featuring Pumpkin Bowling, the Mirror Maze and other treats.

“Just the atmosphere and the opportunity to see our animals engaged in Halloween-themed activities brings in a whole different element of fun to Halloween,” said Carla Knapp, a zoo public relations specialist. “It’s such a fun Halloween spirit that really helps us to celebrate fall.”

Take a look at what’s new this year:

  • Creepy, crawly insects and a collection of skulls inside Jack’s Barn.
  • ZooBoo adult beverages include a signature skull cocktail from Hotel Tango.
  • Guess the weight of Jack’s giant pumpkin for a chance to win an animal art adventure.
  • New location for trick-or-treating.
  • Spooky nighttime lighting on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Meet a sloth.

ZooBoo runs from 2-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 2-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 27. Admission prices to the zoo vary day to day based on projected attendance; tickets are available online.

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