It’s that time of year when the leaves change and the air becomes crisp and cool. With tomorrow being the first of October the kids begin to plan out their Halloween ideas and costumes. And that means it’s time to plan out your Halloween activities. Minnesota is said to be the home of the Halloween capital of the world in our little town of Anoka. However, Anoka is not the only town that has loads of Halloween events for family and friends. In fact the city of St.Paul has one of the most amazing Halloween events in the Twin Cities.
It’s not often that you can find a non-scary halloween event for kids of all ages while supporting a local organization. Every year over two hundred volunteers head out to the Como Zoo and Conservatory for the annual Zoo Boo celebration. ZooBoo is a fundraiser for Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. It is a non-scary Halloween festival for families and is perfect for all ages. For this unique event, Como Zoo is transformed into a world of fairytales and fun. More than 200 live costumed characters mingle and interact with children along an outdoor ZooBoo path. At this one event kids are going to see some of their most favorite movie and storybook characters. They will be given a chance to interact and take pictures with them and make a memory of a lifetime.
This magical event offers families a safe trick-or-treating alternative plus many Halloween surprises. Zoo Boo takes place on October 17th, 18th; and October 24th – 25th. Gates Open: 4:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6.00 in advance and $7.00 at the gate. All adults and children are required to have a ticket. Children under the age of two are free. The Zoo Boo encourages the whole family to dress up but please remember that this event is an outdoor event and to dress accordingly. Zoo Boo recommends that this event is great for kids age 2 to 8 years of age. However, we did see a wide range of ages last year and your never too old to meet the childhood characters you loved.
Zoo Boo has many different characters lined up for the kids. Below are just a few reported to be at this event.
- Elsa and Anna
- Snow White
- Miss Frizzle
- Inside Out characters
- Black Widow & other Superheros
- Star Wars Characters
- Furry Friends
- and many more