‘Boo At The Zoo’ Returns With New, Live-Action Performances

 Powell, OH For Halloween fun without the fright, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is presenting a special “Boo at the Zoo” event the last two weekends in October.

Presented by Diet Pepsi, Boo at the Zoo will offer an all-new attraction this year: A live-action Spider-Man show.  This action-packed performance features Wolverine, Storm, Captain America and, of course, Spider-Man, as they battle the devious Green Goblin. Two evening shows are available without additional cost every Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Boo. Catered daytime shows can be reserved for additional purchase.

The Otterbein University Theatre students will bring many other friendly Halloween characters to life. The talented troupe will portray witches and wizards, as well as mentor young buccaneers at the Eerie Shores Pirate Academy.

The rest of the park will be enchanted with other merry, not scary, attractions.

Asia Quest will be transformed into the magical “Frogwortz” Academy, and North America will become Creepy Hollow. Colo’s Cove events area will become Little Boo Village – complete with treat stations, a candy castle and a hay maze – and a skeleton diver will even tell grand fish tales at Eerie Shores.

Boo at the Zoo will also be crawling with photo opportunities, from posing with superheroes to cuddling with costumed character ambassadors. Guests younger than 13 years old and their guardians are encouraged to wear costumes however, parents and guardians cannot wear costumes that cover their faces.

Regular Zoo favorites – such as the Animals on Safari Show, Animal Encounters Village demonstrations, and keeper talks – will continue throughout the Boo weekends.  The event also marks one of the last weekends to check out seasonal attractions, such as Dinosaur Island and the Heart of Africa. These regions will close Nov. 2 if not earlier, depending on the weather.

For more ways to enjoy this ever-popular family event, check out the Zoo’s calendar page at www.columbuszoo.org.

WHEN:               Weekends of Oct. 17-24 and 24-26

 Fridays (Oct. 17 and 24): Zoo opens at 10 a.m.; Boo festivities run from 5 to 9 p.m.
Saturdays (Oct.18 and 25): 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Super Hero Lunch from noon to 2 p.m.
Sundays (Oct. 19 and 26): 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Super Hero Lunch from noon to 2 p.m.

WHERE:             The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, located at 4850 Powell Rd., Powell, OH 43065.

COST:                Included in price of admission. Pre-registration and additional fee required for the Super Hero Lunches.

 Source Columbus Zoo

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