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Fall Fun Awaits at the Indianapolis Zoo

Mild temperatures and active animals make fall one of the best times to visit the Indianapolis Zoo. Add in four weekends of activities during ZooBoo presented by Central Indiana Honda Dealers, and guests are set for a spook-tacular family outing.

The annual Halloween event runs Oct. 2-4, 9-11, 16-18 and 23-25, and provides a family-friendly experience featuring everyone’s favorite critters along with all the fun activities the season has to offer. The Zoo opens at 9 am daily, so guests are encouraged to come out early then stay late for ZooBoo activities from 2-7pm.

The little ones can wear their favorite wild costumes and bring a reusable goodie bag to collect treats throughout Plains at five stations presented by Endangered Species Chocolate, FedEx and the Goddard School. Adults are encouraged to dress up as well, though masks are only permitted for children age 12 and under.

Kids can take a fun dash down Broomstick Alley presented by State Farm. Plus, lots of Halloween-themed fun awaits in the ZooBoo Activity Center presented by Macy’s, including Pumpkin Bowling presented by UnitedHealthcare, a Bounce House presented by MetroPCS and more.

Even the animals get into the spirit of the season with special animal keeper chats. The pumpkin-splattering fun of the Elephant Pumpkin Smash presented by Sam’s Club is always a guest favorite. Visitors can also watch critters throughout the Zoo enjoying Halloween-themed enrichment.

ZooBoo at the Indianapolis Zoo
ZooBoo at the Indianapolis Zoo. Photo Credit Drew Davis.

The Zoo’s rides will also feature a festive twist, including the Round-Go-Merry – the carousel that moves in reverse – and the White River Junction Train presented by Marathon, which offers an enchanted ride with a special treat at the end.

ZooBoo activities are free for Zoo members and included with regular admission. Guests can pick up a coupon for $2 off admission at all Central Indiana Honda Dealerships. Discount tickets for ZooBoo are also available at Indianapolis-area Donatos and Indiana Members Credit Union locations. Visit IndianapolisZoo.com for more information.

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