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Boo at the Zoo Tickets Still Available

Little ones still have an opportunity to experience one of DC’s best Halloween traditions.  Boo at the Zoo tickets are available for at least of a couple of the event dates.  The National Zoo’s annual celebration takes place this weekend, October 22- 24, from 5:30pm – 8:30pm each day.

Recommended for ages 2 – 12, this party at the zoo after dark includes over 40 trick or treat stations, animal encounters, and plenty more fun for kids.  Read more in this original post about the event.

Tickets are $30/person for non-members of FONZ and $20/person for members.  They can be purchased online through Ticketmaster or at the Panda Plaza or Asia Trail gift shops at the National Zoo.


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Boo at the Zoo Tickets on Sale Tomorrow

Tickets for Boo at the Zoo will go on sale to the general public tomorrow, September 1.  The National Zoo’s annual Halloween celebration will take place October 22, 23, & 24 from 5:30-8:30pm.  Admission is $30/person for non-members of FONZ and $20/person for members.  Coupons good for $2 off non-member tickets  are available at local Hair Cuttery locations.

For more information about Boo at the Zoo, visit  the FONZ website.

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Boo at the Zoo Tix on Sale for FONZ Members

When the costume catalogs start to arrive, it’s officially acceptable to start planning for Halloween–even when they come as early as mid-August. Not only have we received new reading for the kids (both Owen and Sasha are captivated by pictures of superheroes, cartoon characters, and princesses), the emails are invading my inbox as well.  And they are working–already I am worried that all the good stuff is going to get snatched up before I’m ready to commit to costumes. But when my kids have a new favorite every week, it’s risky to buy so far in advance!

It seems the National Zoo is on the same schedule as the costume people because as of today,  Boo at the Zoo tickets are on sale for FONZ members.  The cost is $20 for all visitors ages 2 and over.  Tickets for non-members will go on sale September 1 for $30.  You can purchase tickets at the National Zoo gift shops, through Ticketmaster, or by calling the Zoo’s ticket line at 202.633.0151 (a $2/ticket service fee will apply).

If you haven’t been to Boo at the Zoo, I recommend checking it out.  It’s a DC tradition and a blast for kids (the zoo recommends it for ages 2 – 12, and I’d say that’s about right).  Kids can trick-or-treat their way through a wild Halloween party that includes 40 treat stations, animal encounters, and loads of spooky fun.  It’s a great, family-friendly way to celebrate one of the most fun holidays of the year.

Boo at the Zoo will take place on October 22, 23, and 24 this year.  Festivities will run from 5:30-8:30 p.m.


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