Boo at the Zoo celebrates “Day of the Dead”

Arkansas’ largest Halloween festival, Boo at the Zoo, is back for its 23rd year! Boo at the Zoo is better than ever with new attractions and a special “Day of the Dead” o Dia de los Muertos holiday celebration! Boo will celebrate on Saturday, November 1st, Dia de los Muertos a holiday traditionally celebrated in Mexico and other parts of the world to honor and remember their loved ones who have passed away.

The Zoo has partnered with ¡Hola! Arkansas to showcase this special evening, which will feature traditional Day of the Dead alters and decorations, dancers and food vendors, and traditional costumes of this holiday along with all regular Boo activities. General admission to the Boo event is $10 per person and includes trick-or-treating and other several free attractions. Children under the age of one are admitted free.

All-Inclusive Wristband admission is $20 per person and includes trick-or-treating, all free attractions, and unlimited admission to rides and attractions such as the Haunted House, Haunted Train Ride. As well as, inflatable bounce houses, carnival rides, Kids Corner games, face painting, glitter tattoos, and other attractions (excluding food and Fortune Teller). Boo 2014 is open 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Parking during Boo at the Zoo is free, and shuttle service will be available throughout War Memorial Park.

The Zoo’s Education Outreach Department and Docent Volunteers have created an all new exciting and interactive experience where children and adults alike can solve Boo at the Zoo's own animal mystery! Visitors will also meet live “creatures of the night” such as owls and opossums, and will be able to explore biofacts that help educate the public about animals of all types and the importance of conservation.

Boo goes green this year by encouraging families to bring their own, reusable trick-or-treat bags. Frankenstein’s Dance Party! will take place at the Zoo’s main entry plaza under the “dome”. Hiland Dairy is back as a Boo sponsor and will be at the station passing-out free milk. Also, Orange Scream milk, chocolate milk, and low-fat milk will be offered free of charge to Zoo patrons on behalf of Hiland Dairy.

In an effort to lessen the consumption of candy at Halloween and to promote a healthy lifestyle, Boo is now offering a treat-or-toy by trick-or-treat option. For more information call (501) 666-2406 or visit

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