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Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo

October 25 & 26 

Celebrate the magic of  Halloween at the zoo with safe, fun daytime activities for kids. Treat bags and candy will be given out in the North America Plaza. Kids ages infant to 12 years can come dressed in their costumes and enter the costume contest located at the Africa Amphitheater.Boo at the zoo Costume Contest winners

The Boo At The Zoo costume contest will be held at 2 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, October 25th and 26th in the Africa Amphitheater, located just outside of the park below the Africa Bridge.  Registration begins at 1 p.m. both days. Children will be judged in three age divisions and the top three winners in each group will receive prizes.  The age divisions are Infant to 3 years, ages 4-7 years and ages 8-12 years.  Emceed by the “world famous” Kazoobee, the costume contest is a highlight of the North Carolina Zoo’s quintessential Halloween event.

No adult costumes, adult masks or adult face painting, please.   

Boo at the Zoo schedule

Games - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Africa & North America Plaza     

Guess the Weight of the Pumpkin - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Africa Plaza

Face Painting -10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
KidZone & Africa Plaza

Music: 

Healing Force (Sat/Sun) - 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Africa Plaza
Zoopendous (Sat) - 10 a.m. - North America Entrance                    
UNITE Drummers (Sun) - 1:30 p.m. - North America Entrance 

Paperhand Puppets (Sat/Sun) - 10 a.m.; 12 p.m.; & 3 p.m. 
Africa & North America Plaza

Rick Hubbard Kazoobie Show, (Sat/Sun) - 1 p.m. 
Africa Amphitheater

Costume Contest (Sat/Sun) - 2 p.m. 
African Amphitheater

Fun native activities, (Sat/Sun) - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.  KidZone                           

Hospitality table/T-shirts/Crossword (Sat/Sun) - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Africa & North America Plaza 

Animal Encounters (Sat/Sun) - 11 a.m. & 1:45 p.m.
KidZone 

Pumpkin Palooza Schedule

Saturday - North America

9:30 - Ocelot
10:00 - Cougars
11:30 - Seals
11:30 - Falcon
11:45 - Black Bears 
1:15 - Grizzly
2:30 - Ringtails at Desert

Sunday - Africa

9:30 - Gorilla
10:00 - Elephants
11:00 - Red River Hogs
2:00 - Baboons
2:30 - Lemur