Kid-Friendly Halloween Fun at BOO at the Zoo

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Kid-Friendly Halloween Fun at BOO at the Zoo

Posted: 09/28/2010
Fall is in the air and it's almost time to celebrate with your little monster at Knoxville's largest Halloween event! BOO! at the Zoo presented by U.S. Cellular® kicks off ten nights of safe and not-too-scary Halloween fun beginning Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16 and continuing Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 21-24 and 28-31, from 5:30-8:00 p.m. each evening.

BOO! at the Zoo, a Halloween tradition for 24 years, is a family event featuring devilishly good music and games at the Monster Mash tent in The Clayton Family Kids Cove, your favorite costumed characters throughout the zoo, and the only "haunted" carousel in East Tennessee, the Scary-Go-Round. (How can you tell it's haunted? It goes backwards, of course.)

It wouldn't be Halloween without the trick-or-treating! One of the highlights of BOO! at the Zoo is the BOO! Trail, where little trick-or-treaters can fill their bag with goodies as they make their way through the zoo. Enjoy some fun activities along the way with too. And you never know who you'll encounter at BOO! at the Zoo; each night will feature a variety of entertainment, from belly dancers and jugglers to a Cinderella princess and out-of-this-world STAR WARS and Star Trek characters. For updated information about each evening's activities, visit the zoo's Facebook page at

Boo! at the Zoo tickets are $6 per person. Children under 2 are admitted free. Parking is $5. Tickets are available at in advance by phone at 865.637.5331, online at, or at the zoo's ticket office during regular zoo hours. Tickets are also available at all Knoxville area Kroger stores beginning October 3. Knoxville Zoo members receive a $1 discount on admission and free parking on all tickets purchased online, by phone and at the zoo's ticket window. (Member discounts not available at Kroger.)

Special thanks to event sponsors U.S. Cellular®, WBIR Channel 10, B-97.5 FM, Knoxville News Sentinel, and Lamar Outdoor and Treat Station sponsors U.S. Cellular, ORNL Federal Credit Union, Kroger, Supercuts, Subway, TVA Employees Credit Union, Krispy Kreme, Target, Pizza Inn, and Children's Cancer Fund of America. Thanks are also in order to Party Boys DJ Show and All Occasions Party Rentals for their support.

Knoxville Zoo is Knoxville's largest year-round attraction. Located off exit 392A from Interstate 40, the zoo is open every day except Christmas Day. Knoxville Zoo is nationally accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is committed to the highest standards in animal care and well-being, ethics, conservation, and education. Currently, the zoo is open daily from 9:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Admission and ticket sales stop one-hour before the zoo closes. Next-day admission is free after 3 p.m. For more information, please call 865-637-5331 ext. 300 or visit