Ghouls and goblins of all ages will enjoy nine nights of family fun at Boo at the Zoo, the annual Halloween event at Oglebay Good Zoo.
Boo at the Zoo kicks off on Friday, Oct. 13 with a special Freaky Friday event from 6-9 p.m.featuring reduced admission rates of $7.45 per person and train rides priced at $1.95 per person.
Additional Boo at the Zoo nights are scheduled for Oct. 14-15, Oct. 20-22 and Oct. 27-29. The event runs from 6-9 p.m. on Friday nights and from 4-9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday nights.
Children ages 12 and under are encouraged to dress in costume as they experience trick-or-treat stations, a spooky train ride, zoo animals, and other family-friendly entertainment.
“We’re gearing up for another great Boo at the Zoo event, and we can’t wait to welcome new and returning families to the Good Zoo to experience this Halloween tradition,” said Dr. Joe Greathouse, Good Zoo director.
Halloween-themed LASER shows will be shown indoors at the Benedum Theater every night of Boo at the Zoo. This 8-minute scare-free show features the music of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, Bobby Pickett’s “Monster Mash” and Oingo Boingo’s “Dead Man’s Party”.
Guests are encouraged to skip the lines and take advantage of advance ticketing. Ticket orders may be placed online at https://www.oglebay.com/boo-at-the-zoo/ or via phone at (304) 243-4100. Online ticket pricing for Good Zoo members is $7.45 per person and $1.95 per person for train rides. Online ticket pricing for non-members is $9.45 per person and $2.95 per person for train rides.
Tickets may also be purchased at the event gate. Gate pricing for Good Zoo members is $8.45 per person and $1.95 per person for train rides. Gate pricing for non-members is $9.45 per person and $2.95 per person for train rides.
Cost of admission includes one treat bag per guest. Admission and train ride are free for children ages two and under without a treat bag.
Boo at the Zoo is made possible by the generous support of Bordas & Bordas Attorneys, PLLC; Williams Companies; Bath Fitter; Pepsi; West Liberty University; Belmont Savings Bank and Wheeling Volkswagen-Subaru.
The Oglebay Good Zoo is the only institution in West Virginia that is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The Good Zoo provides conservation education programming to over 13,000 students annually and participates in AZA breeding programs for over 20 rare or endangered species. The Good Zoo also collaborates with the West Virginia Division of Wildlife to conduct conservation research associated with the rare Eastern Hellbender Salamander and to rehabilitate nearly 50 ill or injured wild eagles, hawks and owls in the Upper Ohio River Valley annually. Learn more at www.oglebay.com.