Boo! at the Zoo ‘spooktacular’ creeps in on Saturday

GARDEN CITY – The 26th annual “Boo! At the Zoo” is this Saturday, Oct. 16, at Lee Richardson Zoo.

Presented by Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo, gates open for Boo! At the Zoo from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The zoo will be close all day before the event to make preparations.

This family-friendly evening among the animals includes a trick-or-treat trail with ‘spooktacular’ treat stops, singing witches, conservation fun, and a journey through a ghoulish graveyard.

Guests are asked to come hungry with an ogre-sized appetite, as the Safari Shoppe is selling Frankenweenies (hot dogs), all your favorite chilling flavors of Dippin’ Dots ice cream, and a variety of snacks and beverages. Support the Zoo’s efforts to reduce waste by bringing your own trick-or-treat bag from home.

“Boo! at the Zoo” tickets are available 5 p.m. today at the Zoo, or until they run out at the other ticket locations. Children ages 2 years old and under are free.

Buy your general admission tickets early at the discount price of $5 per person at Blue Fox Boutique, El Remedio Market, Ward’s Garden Center, and Lee Richardson Zoo.

General admission at the gate on Saturday is $10 per person.