BOO! at the Zoo Begins This Weekend

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Kristin Farley
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(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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BOO! at the Zoo Begins This Weekend

Posted: 10/08/2019
BOO! at the ZooBOO! at the Zoo presented by U.S. Cellular® begins this weekend. 

Knoxville’s favorite Halloween event features 12 nights of safe and not-too-scary fun scheduled over three weekends; Friday through Sunday, Oct. 11-13, 2019 and Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 17-20, 2019 and Oct. 24-27, 2019, from 5:30-8:00 p.m. each evening. 

A special night exclusively for zoo annual passholders and Circle of Friends members is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.  
A Halloween tradition for 33 years, this family event features trick-or-treating through the zoo along the BOO! Trail in Asian Trek, the Bank of America Monster Mash Dance Party, friendly costumed characters and entertainers each night.  Additional activities include the Scary-Go-Round, the BOO! Choo Train, the new Baba Yaga Haunted Forest, and camel rides.  Each weekend will feature special appearances by Star Wars characters from the 501st Legion, magical princesses, and on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, Simon and Siouxsie from Nat Geo’s “Snake City” will be making an appearance.  
BOO! at the ZooBoo! at the Zoo tickets are $10 per person. Children under four are admitted free.  Parking is free.  Tickets are available online at, by phone at 865-637-5331 and at the zoo’s ticket office during regular zoo hours.  Zoo Knoxville annual passholders and U.S. Cellular customers receive a $1 discount on admission tickets.  

Zoo Knoxville passholders and U.S. Cellular customers can take advantage of the U.S. Cellular® Speed Pass Lane for expedited early entry into the event.
Special thanks to event sponsors U.S. Cellular®, Bank of America, Senior Benefit, Inc., Shoffner Kalthoff MES, Knoxville TVA Employee Credit Union, Great Clips, Advance Financial, Pepsico, Knoxville Police Department, Smile Doctors, Krispy Kreme, and All Occasions Party Rentals. Thanks also to media sponsors WBIR Channel 10 and B97.5 FM.

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