The annual “ZooBoo” is one of the most happening Halloween haunts in Indy, and we sent an incredible little boy to test out the attraction!
Bo Meagher (a sweet little pirate friend of mine through my work with Riley Children’s Foundation) got a chance to experience his VERY FIRST trip to the Indianapolis Zoo last weekend! What a perfect time of year to go.
Every Thursday-Sunday in October from 2-7 p.m., the zoo is filled with extra fall activities. (The Zoo opens at 9 a.m., so you can come out early, as long as you save some energy for the special afternoon activities such as:
- Pumpkin Town presented by Macy’s – a village where kids can find their way through a mirror maze in the Candy Corn Factory, visit Halloween critters in Jack’s barn, make crafts at pumpkin school, dance to music, try Pumpkin Bowling, take a dash down Broomstick Alley, and go on rides including the Spooktacular Train, which offers an enchanted ride with a special treat at the end. (Bo’s mom Kim says the train was one of his favorite things about their visit!)
- Elephant Pumpkin Smash, where the herd of elephants gets into the spirit of Halloween
- Trick-or-Treat Trails including five trick-or-treat stations. (Kids are encouraged to wear their favorite, wild costumes and bring a reusable bag to collect treats. For the safety of all guests, masks and full makeup are only allowed for children ages 12 and under.)
Bo didn’t pull any tricks, but he was 100% in favor of getting treats all of his own. His sister Madi was full of smiles riding the backwards carousel with her little brother.
And it looks like the animals enjoyed the day too.
Nothing makes me happier than seeing kids and families who deserve it have a great time.
Happy Halloween, Bo! And thank you, Indianapolis Zoo, for making fun family experiences like this one possible!