Boo at the Zoo … and sustainability too
Atlanta’s favorite fun family Halloween festival returns on October 21, 22, 28 and 29!
Atlanta’s favorite fun family Halloween festival returns at Boo at the Zoo presented by Georgia Natural Gas on Saturday and Sunday, October 21, 22, 28 and 29, with festive seasonal activities for guests of all ages.
Sample treats throughout the Zoo, and enjoy the sights, characters and adventures of whimsical Zoo Boo Town on four magical days. Highlights include an inflatable corn maze; costume contests at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; kids’ party dance tunes with Little Beat; and meet-and-greets with friendly costume characters and storybook favorites like Clifford the Big Red Dog, Splat the Cat, Corduroy Bear, Very Hungry Caterpillar and Ladybug Girl. The 501st Georgia Garrison will be on hand with Stormtroopers and Star Wars characters during both weekends. Activities will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Leaves of Gratitude sustainable palm oil campaign: Leave a note of thanks for companies who have made the choice to use only sustainable palm oil with a Leaves of Gratitude activity on Saturday and Sunday, October 21 and 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Processed from the fruit of the African oil palm tree and harvested worldwide in warm and temperate climates, palm oil is one of the planet’s most commonplace commodities. The oil is found in over half of all household products, from food and drinks to toothpaste, shampoo, cosmetics and pet food. Some of the planet’s most concentrated regions of palm oil production are the nutrient-rich tropics of Sumatra and Borneo, where entire rainforests are destroyed on the scale of 300 football fields an hour. These unsustainable activities are resulting in catastrophic declines for Sumatran and Bornean orangutans, Sumatran tigers and many other species. Zoo Atlanta is a member of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil™ (RSPO) and is a vocal advocate for encouraging the use of only sustainably-produced palm oil. Guests are encouraged to stop by and learn more about sustainable Halloween candy choices and the impact of unsustainable palm oil harvesting on wildlife. Visit here to learn more.
Saturday, October 21 only: Meet a real-life pirate from the Atlanta Pirates Guild.
Sunday, October 22 only: Watch pumpkins come to life through the expert carving skills of artist Lundy Cupp.
Sunday, October 29 only: Animals throughout the Zoo get in on the Halloween fun with the Zoo-wide Animal Enrichment Spooktacular. Stay tuned to zooatlanta.org for a list of times and locations.
Boo at the Zoo activities are free with general admission; free for Zoo Atlanta Members and children under 3. Halloween treats are available while supplies last. See full event details here.