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Boo at the Zoo presented by Georgia Natural Gas

Atlanta’s favorite fun family Halloween festival returns on October 20, 21, 27 and 28.

Atlanta’s favorite fun family Halloween festival returns at Boo at the Zoo presented by Georgia Natural Gas on Saturdays and Sundays, October 20, 21, 27 and 28, 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. Highlights include an inflatable corn maze; a Costume Parade; kids’ crafts and carnival games; kids’ party dance tunes; meet-and-greets with friendly costume characters; and a themed train ride (ride ticket required). Meet Atlanta’s favorite Stormtroopers and Star Wars characters with the return of the 501st Georgia Garrison.

Saturday, October 20 only: Meet a pirate from the Atlanta Pirates Guild.

Saturday, October 27 only: Animals around the Zoo get in on the Halloween fun with themed enrichment. Stay tuned to for a list of times.

Saturday and Sunday, October 27 and 28 only: Watch pumpkins come to life through the carving skills of artist Lundy Cupp.

Sunday, October 21 and Sunday, October 28 only: Hang out with superheroes, princesses and other favorites from Cosplay Volunteers of Atlanta.

Leaves of Gratitude sustainable palm oil activity: Leave a note of thanks for companies who have made the switch to only sustainable palm oil, and learn more about the connection between wildlife and unsustainable palm oil harvesting, on Saturday, October 20, 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 candies, foods and drinks to toothpaste, shampoo, cosmetics and pet food. Some of the world’s most concentrated regions of palm oil production are the nutrient-rich tropics of Sumatra and Borneo. These unsustainable activities are resulting in habitat loss and population 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. Learn more here.

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 here for full event details.

Boo at the Zoo is a rain-or-shine event.

Saturdays and Sundays, October 20, 21, 27 and 28, 2018; 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

Rachel Davis, Director of Communications
404.624.2812 – office
404.309.2238 – cell

Gavin Johnson, Public Relations and Communications Specialist
404.624.5980 – office

About Zoo Atlanta
Viewed as one of the finest zoological institutions in the U.S. and a proud accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Zoo Atlanta has a mission to inspire value and preservation of wildlife through a unique mix of education and outdoor family experiences. From well-known native wildlife to critically endangered species on the brink of extinction, the Zoo offers memorable close encounters with more than 1,000 animals from around the world. Zoo highlights include giant pandas, including Ya Lun and Xi Lun, a set of twins born to Lun Lun on September 3, 2016; 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. Scaly Slimy Spectacular: The Amphibian and Reptile Experience, featuring more than 70 species in a 111,000 square-foot complex, is the world’s first LEED Gold-certified reptile and amphibian exhibit. The Zoo’s newest experience, Treetop Trail presented by Kaiser Permanente, opened in March 2017. Up-close-and-personal animal experiences include behind-the-scenes Wild Encounters with African elephants, 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

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