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"Boo at the Zoo" returns to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo this weekend

Boo at the Zoo
Posted at 6:50 PM, Oct 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-18 09:30:07-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — Things are about to get spooky at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

"Boo at the Zoo" kicks off this Friday from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The event is happening this weekend, the next weekend, and Halloween night. The last admission will be at 7:30 p.m. every night the event is running.

There will be a lighted pumpkin patch with 60 jack-o-lanterns, a 2,000 square foot haunted house, a "Ghoulish Graveyard" and "Pirates Cove." There will also be 25 trick-or-treat stations throughout the zoo.

Guests will be able to enjoy these attractions along with rides, such as the carousal and Sky Ride.

Aside from all the fun, this is an important event for the zoo.

"We really depend on admissions to help fund our conservation efforts, improvements to the zoo, and the care we provide for animals. We're expecting about 20,000 people over the seven nights," Rachel Wright said.

All little ghosts and goblins can save $5 on tickets by visiting the zoo's website. Tickets to the event are limited though and prices will increase if you buy them at the gate.

On-site parking is limited, but there is a free off-site parking lot available. The zoo will have directions to that lot if parking is full.