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Boo at the Zoo presented by Georgia Natural Gas

Atlanta’s favorite fun family Halloween festival returns on October 19, 20, 26 and 27.

WHAT:
Atlanta’s favorite fun family Halloween festival returns at Boo at the Zoo presented by Georgia Natural Gas on Saturdays and Sundays, October 19, 20, 26 and 27, with festive fall activities for people of all ages.

Sample treats around the Zoo, and enjoy the sights and characters of whimsical Zoo Boo Town on four magical days for the entire family. New in 2019: Explore the Freaky Foam Zone, a kid-friendly inflatable area with plenty of foamy fun. Other highlights include an inflatable corn maze; kids’ crafts and carnival games; rock hits and Halloween standbys from The Hey-Byes; kids’ party dance tunes with DJ Willy Wow! at the Monster Mash Disco; meet-and-greets with friendly costume characters; and a themed train ride (ride ticket required).

Saturday, October 19: Meet a pirate from the Atlanta Pirates Guild. Enjoy a didgeridoo performance and the ambient sounds of DJ Animal Ace.

Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20: Watch pumpkins come to life through the carving skills of artist Lundy Cupp.

Sunday, October 20 and Saturday, October 26: See favorite film and comic book characters from Cosplay Volunteers of Atlanta.

Saturday, October 26: Animals around the Zoo get in on the Halloween fun with themed enrichment. Stay tuned to zooatlanta.org for a list of times.

Saturday and Sunday, October 26 and 27:  Enjoy a visit from The Atlanta Ghostbusters.

Boo at the Zoo activities will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and are free with general admission; free for Zoo Atlanta Members and children under 3. Visit zooatlanta.org for full event details. Boo at the Zoo is a rain-or-shine event.

WHEN:                   
Saturdays and Sundays, October 19, 20, 26 and 27, 2019; 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE:                  
Zoo Atlanta 
800 Cherokee Avenue, S.E.
Atlanta, GA  30315

CONTACT:         
Rachel Davis, Director of Communications
404.624.2812 – office 
404.309.2238 – cell
rdavis@zooatlanta.org

Gavin Johnson, Public Relations and Communications Specialist
404.624.5980 – office 
gjohnson@zooatlanta.org

ABOUT:                
About Zoo Atlanta
A proud accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the gold standard for animal care and welfare, Zoo Atlanta has a mission to save wildlife and their habitats through conservation, research, education and engaging experiences. The Zoo is home to more than 1,000 animals representing more than 200 species from around the world, many of them endangered or critically endangered. Highlights include giant pandas, including Ya Lun and Xi Lun, the only giant panda twins in the U.S.; one of North America’s largest zoological populations of great apes; and a global center of excellence for the care and study of reptiles and amphibians. Recent transformations include Scaly Slimy Spectacular: The Amphibian and Reptile Experience, home to more than 70 species in the world’s first LEED Gold-certified reptile and amphibian complex. Experiences include behind-the-scenes Wild Encounters with African lions, Aldabra giant tortoises, giant pandas and lemurs. Zoo Atlanta is open year-round with the exceptions of Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Keeper Talks, interactive wildlife presentations, education programs and special events run year-round. For more information, visit zooatlanta.org.

NOW OPEN: the all-new African Savanna, featuring new and expanded habitats for African elephants, giraffes, zebras, ostriches, warthogs and meerkats. The African Savanna is part of the Zoo’s landmark Grand New View transformation. Future elements include Savanna Hall, a state-of-the-art special event destination, and a new grand entry plaza, opening in early 2020. For more on the Zoo’s mission and conservation programs and partnerships, visit zooatlanta.org/conservation or download the 2018 conservation report, Beyond the Zoo.

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