Looking for a safe, family-friendly place to take the munchkins this fall? Simply follow the Yellow Brick Road straight to the Indianapolis Zoo for ZooBoo presented by the Indianapolis Honda Dealers. This event features all the fun of the holiday season, but in a very family-friendly setting. This year’s theme is “The Wonderful World of ZooBoo,” which puts a Zoo spin on Frank Baum’s beloved children’s novel “The Wonderful World of Oz.”
From 2 to 7pm for nine enchanted days — Oct. 12-14, 19-21, and 26-28 —
you can enjoy decorations and characters pulled straight from the pages of Baum’s book along with all your favorite ZooBoo activities.
The animals offer the perfect backdrop to this event. Enjoy Halloween-themed dolphin shows and animal chats, and the animals will stay out late to take advantage of the cooler weather and let you enjoy the Zoo until the sun sets. Even the elephant herd will get into the Halloween spirit with the pumpkin-gut splattering fun of the Elephant Pumpkin Smash. Costumes are encouraged and children can bring a bag to trick-or-treat at five stations in the Plains area.
We’ll turn off the water and convert the Kroger Splash Park into an obstacle course that your little munchkins will love! Plus you won’t want to miss the Zoo’s rides, which have been tricked out for Halloween. The White River Junction Train presented by Marathon and 4-D Theater presented by YP will both receive a “The Wizard of Oz” theme. Plus, the Roller Ghoster presented by Outback Steakhouse and Round-Go-Merry — the Zoo’s carousel ride in reverse — are sure to give you a thrill! Then, with a few heel clicks of your ruby red slippers, finish your spook-tacular visit with fun photo opportunities and some Ghoulish Goodies!
For more information, visit http://www.indianapoliszoo.com/SitePages/SpecialEvents/ZooBoo.aspx