Nashville Zoo Debuts “Boo at the Zoo” This October
It’s got a new name, but the fun is still the same. Nashville Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo, formally known as Ghouls at Grassmere, is set for an eight-night run, Oct. 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 29 and 30 from 5 - 9 p.m. Kids can come dressed in their favorite costume and enjoy carnival games, carousel rides, hayrides, animal shows and trick-or-treating along the Zoo trail.
The Children’s Hospital at Tri-Star Centennial is the title sponsor of this year’s Boo at the Zoo. The annual evening event offers families a safe and exciting Halloween experience for kids under age 12. Special areas throughout the event include:
• StoryTail Treat Trail uncovers festive treats around every corner. The candy selection is palm oil-free and includes favorites like M&M’s, Tootsie Pops, Skittles and tips from sponsor Delta Dental on how to keep teeth healthy this Halloween.
• Fall Festival Field features carnival games, bounce houses, hay maze, corn pit and Howl-O-Ween Hayride, which takes riders on a trip through the Zoo’s backroads to discover magical scenes, festive friends and a stop through the famous Bubble Tunnel.
• Enchanted Village offers guests the opportunity to get their picture taken with a princess, meet a talking pumpkin and enjoy an animal show in this special interactive area. Papa Smurf and Smurfette will be on-hand the first weekend (Oct. 16-18) for a special meet-and-greet with fans.
Boo at the Zoo is $12 for members and $15 for non-members and includes all Halloween-themed activities and parking. Advance tickets can be purchased at nashvillezoo.org/boo or at the Zoo’s ticket booth. Boo at the Zoo is supported by Coca-cola, Classic Party Rentals, Delta Dental, Golden Flake, and Irwin Entertainment.
About Nashville Zoo
Nashville Zoo is accredited by the prestigious Association of Zoos and Aquariums, assuring the highest standards of animal care and husbandry. Attracting more than 830,000 visitors annually, the Zoo is considered one of the top things to do in Nashville. The Zoo is a non-profit organization located at 3777 Nolensville Pike and is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The mission of Nashville Zoo is to inspire a culture of understanding and discovery of our natural world through conservation, innovation and leadership. For more information about Nashville Zoo, call 615-833-1534 or visit www.nashvillezoo.org.