BOO AT THE ZOO OPENS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22 AT CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN ZOO

-- Come see the original creatures of the night! --


October 7, 2010 –It’ll be all treats and no tricks (except the magical kind!) for your little ghosts and goblins at this year’s Boo at the Zoo, the region’s most exclusive Halloween party. Boo at the Zoo will delight those looking for a not-too-scary adventure the weekends of Oct 22 – 24 and 29 – 31, 5:30pm to 8:30pm each night (last admission sold at 7:30 p.m.), and is a fun way for families with young children to trick-or-treat and enjoy Halloween festivities in a safe and unique environment.

Orangutan-Friendly Candyy

Safe trick-or-treating continues to be a big draw for parents, and Boo at the Zoo won’t disappoint. Quality Nestle chocolates and candies will be handed out at more than 20 Spooky Treat Stations throughout the Zoo. The Zoo supports Nestle and other companies committed to the use of sustainable palm oil and orangutan conservation in Indonesia and Malaysia.

Beat the Crowds on a FREE Shuttle

Purchase your Boo at the Zoo tickets on the shuttle and skip the line at the front gate. You’ll also get a coupon for free giraffe crackers! Shuttles depart from the Sears parking lot at Broadmoor Towne Center on Southgate Road every 15 to 20 minutes. Shuttle service begins at 4:30pm and ends at 9:00pm.

Opening Weekend Special Discount

The Zoo and local Wendy’s restaurants are teaming up to offer a special discount opening weekend. Visit your neighborhood Wendy’s beginning September 20, then save your receipt to receive $2 off admission Oct 22 – 24. No other passes or coupons accepted.

Pricing

$15 Ages 3 - 65
$9 Zoo Members 
$13 Military, Over 65 Senior Discount

Kids under age 3 free. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Mountaineer Sky Ride/Boo Combo Pricing
$18 Ages 3 - 65
$12 Zoo Members 
$16 Military, Over 65 Senior Discount

Mountaineer Sky Ride Only
$5 Adults
$4 Ages 3 – 11
Zoo members receive $1 off Mountaineer Sky Ride admission prices.

Activities & Fun

The popular haunted house and ghostly graveyard both return this year to offer frightful fun for all members of the family, and be sure to check out the “Zooper Heroes” animal show at the Lodge at Moose Lake. Take the Mountaineer Sky Ride to Swamp Monster’s Slime Factory, featuring the mad scientists from Science Matters. Little spooks will enjoy the creepy bat cave, lighted pumpkin path, and Boo carousel. Select animal exhibits will also be open, including African Rift Valley, Loft, Monkey Pavilion, Lion's Lair, and Aquatics.

Sponsor Appreciation

This year’s Boo at the Zoo sponsors include:
Toyota of Colorado Springs, Liberty Toyota, Comcast, The Gazette, Wendy’s, KLite 106.3, Y96.9
, My 99.9 and The Colorado Springs School.