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Boo at the Zoo

  • Santa Fe Teaching Zoo 3000 Northwest 83 Street Gainesville, FL, 32606 United States (map)

Benefiting: Local Food Banks

Boo at the Zoo is Gainesville's favorite Halloween treat for families. The students and staff transform the zoo into a spooky but safe trick or treat event for the whole family. Admission to the event is one canned good per person. Cans collected help two charities, Santa Fe Harvest and Catholic Charities, which feed families in need from our community.

In addition, entertainment is provided by Danscompany of Gainesville which performs "Thriller" several times throughout the event. Also, Domino's Pizza will be on hand to provide refreshments and food for a small fee.

The zoo is scheduled to be closed from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in order to prepare and transform the zoo into 16 different candy stations that will be decorated in themes from many different children classics and fan favorites. Bring a camera, past candy stations included characters from Cinderella, Super Mario Brothers or maybe Scooby Doo!

The Zoo will open at 3 p.m. on October 31, 2015.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

Admission to the Trick or Treat Event: 1 can of food per person. Canned goods will be donated to local food banks.

Earlier Event: October 29
Gainesville's Gone Austin
Later Event: November 1
Mama Mia's Old Fashion Italian Dinner