New Year's Noon
Dec
31
10:00 AM10:00

New Year's Noon

5.. 4.. 3.. 2.. 1! 
Happy Noon Year!
 

Many children miss out on the fun and excitement of the New Year’s Countdown tradition at midnight. The Children’s Museum of Acadiana has an event just for them! On Saturday, December 31, 2016 from 10 am - 2pm celebrate with families and friends as theMuseumcelebrates its 20th Annual New Year’s Noon Carnival & Countdown.

The parking lot will be transformed into an old fashioned carnival - complete with a tent, games, arts and crafts, and food and beverage.  We're bringing back the old carnival favorites like High Stryker, Go'Fishin, Ring a Drink, Bean Bag Toss and Plinko, but we've added  NEW games this year.  Have fun with Silly Birds,  Mystery Boxes, Three Across, Wacky Hair and Tattoo Parlor, Toilet Paper Toss and new arts and crafts!!  Enjoy all the exhibits housed inside as well. 

AT THE STROKE OF 12 NOON RING IN 2016 WITH A BALLOON DROP OUTSIDE UNDER THE BIG TOP OR VENTURE INSIDE FOR CELEBRATING IN A SEA OF CONFETTI...

Don't miss the only New Year’s event for children in the Acadiana area! We can’t wait to countdown to 2017 with you! Hot dogs, Nachos, PB & J Sandwiches, Frito pie, Popcorn, Pickles, soft drinks and water available for purchase.  Stroller parking/storing is complimentary. 

Admission is $8 per person.  Tickets for Carnival games and food are sold for .25 cents each.  Enter through the gates on Taylor Street.  Parking is off street or the Vermilion Parking Garage.

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Christmas in the Park
Dec
8
6:00 PM18:00

Christmas in the Park

Join us for the second annual Christmas in the Park at Moncus Park on Friday, December 8th from 6pm-9pm.

This free, family friendly Christmas celebration will feature live music, pop-up shops, kids activities, and more! As this event is free to the public, we encourage a toy donation, silightly used or new.

Invite your friends via this event page for the ultimate Christmas celebration! 

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Gus Rezende at Gus@socialentertainment.net! If you are interested in becoming a pop-up vendor, please contact Britlyn Delahoussaye at britlyn@socialentertainment.net.

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Be BIG Orientation
Nov
30
5:30 PM17:30

Be BIG Orientation

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The First Step in Becoming a BIG! 

Attend one of our Group Orientations.

One Hour - No Commitment

Come to our office for one of the following dates below to learn more about becoming a BIG!

123 E. Main Street Lafayette, LA 70501

Email choward@acadianabigs.com or call our office 337-269-0454 to reserve your spot!  

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Nov
30
5:00 PM17:00

Christmas in Scott

  • 917 Cayret Street Scott, LA, 70583 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come sing-a-long with the entertainment which will surely put you in the Christmas Spirit.  Enjoy the official lighting of the Christmas Tree in downtown Scott. Bring a can good donation to take a free picture with Santa.  For more information please call City Hall at 337-233-1130.

 If you are interested in participating in the Christmas Market, booth space is free but space is limited contact Shelley at City Hall, 337-233-1130. 

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Camellia Crossing - Miles Perret Cancer Services
Nov
22
5:30 PM17:30

Camellia Crossing - Miles Perret Cancer Services

On Thanksgiving Eve (Nov 22nd), light up the night sky with us by wearing things that GLEAUX as we run or walk down Camellia Blvd for the 15th annual Camellia Crossing: Acadiana's Gleaux Run. Your registration fee and the funds you raise will make a direct impact on lives in Acadiana. Start a TEAM with your family, friends, and co-workers and discover the difference you can make together! All funds raised stay in Acadiana to fund our mission to help families fight, survive, and live with cancer. This night of family fun begins at 5:30pm in Town Square River Ranch.

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Broussard Community Fair
Nov
18
7:45 AM07:45

Broussard Community Fair

Please join us on Saturday, November 18th, 2017 for the 13th Annual Broussard Community Fair 5k & 1 Mile Fun Run! As a previous sponsor of the event, we are excited to continue the tradition of kicking off the Broussard Community Fair and raising funds to support our wonderful Parish & Community. We want to thank all of the past Sponsors, Participants, Supporters & Volunteers and hope to gain your support again this year in our efforts!

WHAT: 13th Annual Broussard Community Fair 5k & 1 Mile Fun Run
WHEN: Saturday, November 18th, 2017
WHERE: Sacred Heart of Jesus | 200 W. Main St. Broussard, LA | In the Parking lot behind the Church!


HOW TO REGISTER: This year we are offering ONLINE REGISTRATION athttps://runsignup.com/Race/LA/Broussard/BroussardCommunityFair5K1MileRun and strongly encourage online registration in an effort to save time & paper!


MORE DETAILS: 
• Registration prices will increase on November 1st, 2017. Those registered before November 1st, 2017 will be guaranteed a long sleeve race shirt! 
• Awards for 1 Mile Fun Run: Awards for top three finishers; participant awards to participants under 14
• Awards for 5K: 1st place awards to overall men & women; 1st & 2nd place awards in the following age groups: 9 & under; 10-14; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70 & over
HOW TO GET INVOLVED: If you are interested in Volunteering for or Sponsoring the event, please contact us via phone or email (listed below).

Thank you again for your support! If anyone has any questions or would like to be involved, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to see you all at the 13th Annual Broussard Community Fair 5k!

Michael & Christie Howard
Christie@zydecomarathon.com

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Be BIG Orientation
Nov
14
5:30 PM17:30

Be BIG Orientation

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The First Step in Becoming a BIG! 

Attend one of our Group Orientations.

One Hour - No Commitment

Come to our office for one of the following dates below to learn more about becoming a BIG!

123 E. Main Street Lafayette, LA 70501

Email choward@acadianabigs.com or call our office 337-269-0454 to reserve your spot!  

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Girls on the Run 5k
Nov
11
9:00 AM09:00

Girls on the Run 5k

Join us for the Girls on the Run 5k on Saturday, November 11th at Girard Park! GOTR girls, coaches and running buddies will participate in a special 5k course and receive a GOTR t-shirt and medal.
Register here: https://www.girlsontherunsola.org/5K-Lafayette

The event is non-competitive but a clock will be available at the finish line for runners to check their times. Every finisher will receive a custom Girls on the Run 5k medal. 

Inspiration Village activities will begin at 8am. The 5k will begin at 9am.

Packet Pickup (shirt and bib#) is available before the event on Friday, November 17th from 3-6pm at Geaux Run (906 Harding Street, Lafayette). Pickup is also available from 6:30-7:30am on event day at the registration tent.

$5 OFF REGISTRATION - UNTIL OCT 1! 

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LASOAR Family Camp Out
Nov
10
to Nov 12

LASOAR Family Camp Out

Annual LASOAR Member appreciation event. Primitive camp out at the Chicot State Park Group camping site. Get there on Friday to set up your tent or hammock and leave the rest to us! Camp fires, star-gazing, hikes, paddles and other family-friendly activities will ensue.

All ages welcome.

FREE for LASOAR Members and OAK Club Members, Non-Members $50 per family or FREE with purchase of an LASOAR Membership.

Restroom and shower facilites available approximately 1/2 mile from tent sites.

We provide:
Entry fees, Camping fees, Activity Fees, Breakfast and Dinner Saturday and Breakfast Sunday.

Bring your own:
Tent and Camping Supplies, Lunch/Snacks, Drinks/Water

Optional Items:
Bike, Fishing Pole, Bait

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Lantern Parade
Nov
10
5:00 PM17:00

Lantern Parade

This fall, Lafayette will celebrate St. Martins Day with a traditional lantern parade! Partnered with Downtown Alive! and a part of this year's new children's program, DTA Kids!, Theatre Acadie will host the children's area located between the Children's Museum of Acadiana and Parc International. We will have a lantern making activity for kids utilizing recycled materials. The kids will learn a traditional St. Martin's Day Lantern Walk Song (see below), and at 6 p.m sharp the children will march around Parc International led by the Veteran Grand Marshall of Lafayette's 2017 Lantern Parade (see below on how to nominate).

Guests from the AMERICAN LEGION will join us to make lanterns. We will have a donation station ready to accept donations to help this marvelous organization to continue to help veterans and people of Lafayette.

This fall, Lafayette will celebrate St. Martins Day with a traditional lantern parade! Partnered with Downtown Alive! and a part of this year's new children's program, DTA Kids!, Theatre Acadie will host the children's area located between the Children's Museum of Acadiana and Parc International. We will have a lantern making activity for kids utilizing recycled materials. The kids will learn a traditional St. Martin's Day Lantern Walk Song (see below), and at 6 p.m sharp the children will march around Parc International led by the Veteran Grand Marshall of Lafayette's 2017 Lantern Parade (see below on how to nominate).

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Lafayette's 2017 Lantern Parade
Nov
10
5:00 PM17:00

Lafayette's 2017 Lantern Parade

  • Parc International Downtown Lafayette (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Theatre Acadie and the American Legion have teamed up with Downtown Alive! on November 10 to celebrate St. Martin's Day! 

We will celebrate by holding a Lantern Parade in Parc International at 6:00. Children are invited into the DTA Kids! area (by the Children's Museum of Acadiana) to build lanterns with Veterans from the American Legion. 

This is also Veterans Day (St. Martin of Tours is the patron Saint of Veterans)! We will be raising money for the American Legion and celebrating Veterans at the DTA!

We are taking nominations now for a Living Veteran to be the Grand Marshal of Lafayette's 2017 Lantern Parade! 

Go to theatreacadie.com/lantern for more info!

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The Bacchanalian
Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

The Bacchanalian

"The Bacchanalian" is Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana's annual wine tasting fundraiser. This wine tasting event is for connoisseurs as well as "boxed wine lovers." (Must be 21 or older to attend.)

HOW IT WORKS: Teams consisting of 1 to 3 participants, are admitted by bringing 3 bottles of the same wine to the event. Each team host raises a minimum donation for their team.

1 person team = a minimum of a $50 donation

2 person team = a minimum of a $100 donation

3 person team = a minimum of a $150 donation

At the event, 2 of the each teams' 3 bottles of wine will be bagged, tagged and assigned a number at random and set out for tasting. The 3rd bottle will be set aside and left unopened. Please remember that teams can consist of 1 to 3 participants. Thus a group of 4 participants, for example, will be considered 2 teams and must bring 6 bottles of wine to the event (3 for each team).

PRIZES: The teams that bring the top favorite wine will take home everyone's third, unopened bottle of wine! The team that brings the least favorite bottle of wine will take home their own unopened bottle of wine.

For more information and registration, visit http://www.acadianabigs.com/bacchanalian/. 

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No Fleas Flea Market
Nov
4
11:00 AM11:00

No Fleas Flea Market

Mark Your Calendars! FLASh will be doing its fabulously popular No Fleas Flea Market Nov. 4, at the equally-fabulous Bark in the Park! 11:00-3:00, at the Moncus Park (aka "the horse farm"). We have a huge selection of items for your furry friend, all at awesome prices!

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Bark in the Park
Nov
4
11:00 AM11:00

Bark in the Park

Come out and support Acadiana's Largest No-Kill animal shelter, Acadiana Animal Aid, at this family and dog friendly event.

Admission is FREE!

Activities include K9 police dog demos, fun jumps, a dunk tank (featuring Lafayette City-Parish President Joel Robideaux and other council members), microchipping, doggy spa, pet friendly vendors, and more!!

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Be BIG Orientation
Nov
2
5:30 PM17:30

Be BIG Orientation

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The First Step in Becoming a BIG! 

Attend one of our Group Orientations.

One Hour - No Commitment

Come to our office for one of the following dates below to learn more about becoming a BIG!

123 E. Main Street Lafayette, LA 70501

Email choward@acadianabigs.com or call our office 337-269-0454 to reserve your spot!  

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Trick or WonderTreat
Oct
31
3:00 PM15:00

Trick or WonderTreat

Calling all Ghosts & Goblins! JOIN US FOR A HALLOWEEN PARTY AT WONDERLAND!!! FUN for ALL AGES! Get your face painted to match your costume! Come in costume before, after, or during trick or treat hours! 
Admission is FREE!!! (Face Painting Separate Charge)
FUN THINGS OCTOBER 31ST AT WONDERLAND: 
Face Painting
Games
Karaoke
Costume Contest
Popcorn
Candy
Selfie Station
Music
Tour Wonderland
Meet Our Staff

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Boo at the Zoo
Oct
29
11:00 AM11:00

Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo Event Schedule:

  • Saturday, October 21: 10am to 3pm;
  • Sunday, October 22: 11am to 4pm;
  • Saturday, October 28: 10am to 3pm; and
  • Sunday, October 29: 11am to 4pm

Boo at the Zoo is a "special event" at Zoosiana!

Tickets are limited, so purchase your tickets in advance!

  • Visit the ZOOSIANA Gift Shop, or
  • Buy online, right here!

The Boo at the Zoo fun-filled, family event includes:

  • Costume contests at 12:00pm and 2:00pm each day (no registration required)!
  • Costume contests, small-prize games, candy stations, live entertainment, and all of the Zoo's wonderful animals!
  • Extra event amenities include: large-prize games, face painting by Mimzy, tattoos, sand art, and more!  No cash for these amenities? No problem!  Credit cards will be accepted!

Come dressed in your best Halloween costume and HAVE FUN at Zoosiana's Boo at the Zoo!

The zoo has many fun attractions, so you can see the ZooLive Animal Show, ride the Safari Train, feed the Parakeets, play on the Jungle Lodge Playground, cool off with a snowball, and chow down at the food court!

Regular admission prices apply for this two-day event (current Zoosiana Members enjoy half-priced admission tickets on these event days!) and normal fees apply to all regular zoo attractions.

We offer two options for purchasing advance tickets for Boo at the Zoo scheduled for October 21, 22, 28,& 29, 2016:

  • In person, at the zoo, the day of the event.
  • Online, http://zoosiana.com/ticket-purchase
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BOOgie Ball
Oct
28
7:00 PM19:00

BOOgie Ball

The St. Landry-Evangeline United Way BOOgie Ball is an annual fundraiser with a Halloween theme. Great food, music by Southwinz, silent auction and costume contest are hallmarks of one of the best cause-related events in the area. Come SCARE up a good time with us! When you do, you will be supporting approximately 20 local charities! Tickets: $40

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Trunk or Treat
Oct
28
5:30 PM17:30

Trunk or Treat

 

Join us for Face Painting and some Character fun! 
Face painting will have a 3 tier pricing to fit any budget!
Character Expererience is free so bring your cameras!

Many local businesses will be in attendance, Fun Jumps, Costume Contest, Music Raffles and more!

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Trunk or Treat
Oct
28
5:30 PM17:30

Trunk or Treat

  • Broussard Sports Complex at St. Julien Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Trunk or Treat 2017 hosted by St. Julien Park and Macaroni Kid: Bring the whole family from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm for trick-or-treating, face painting, dj, dancing, costume contests, fun jumps, pictures with Characters (Princessess & Superheroes), and more!

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The Taco Festival
Oct
28
12:00 PM12:00

The Taco Festival

A General Admission ticket provides access to a collection of taco makers, restaurants, food trucks and others dishing out $2 tacos. Add bars and beverage stations serving margaritas, beer, water, and soda, andit’s a taco fiesta! The entire festival works on a token system – so you will purchase tokens worth $2 each and use those as cash. Vendors will be on hand to sell other food (mostly desserts) as well. ATMs will be on site, but you can use a credit card if desired.

GENERAL ADMISSION: $14

  • Entrance to The Taco Festival
  • Two tacos
  • One drink ticket
  • Live entertainment ALL afternoon including live bands, Lucha Libre wrestling shows, hilarious eating contests, chili pepper-eating challenges, and the entertaining Tiny Taco Dog beauty pageant
  • Kids 12 and under are free

VIP PACKAGE: $50

  • Tokens for 10 tacos of your choosing throughout the festival
  • Tequila Expo access & wristband
  • Private VIP Bar
  • VIP Lounge & Seating
  • Upgraded private Restrooms
  • Kids 12 and under are free, with a paid adult ticket

TEQUILA EXPO: $20

The popular Tequila Expo offers guests the chance to sample a multitude of top-shelf tequilas. Purchase this add-on and receive with a wristband good for 10 samples of fine tequila. Tequila Expo passes must be purchased in conjunction with a GA ticket. We highly recommend purchasing these passes online – the Expo will sell out. Hours: 1pm-5pm.

Festival Rules / General Regulations

  • No dogs allowed (except Chihuahua Beauty Pageant participants and service dogs)
  • No lawn chairs or blankets
  • No wheelchair rental
  • No opened drink containers. Sealed water only.
  • Tokens can be purchased with credit card or cash at the gate and cash only inside. There will be ATMs inside and outside.
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Boo at the Zoo
Oct
28
10:00 AM10:00

Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo Event Schedule:

  • Saturday, October 21: 10am to 3pm;
  • Sunday, October 22: 11am to 4pm;
  • Saturday, October 28: 10am to 3pm; and
  • Sunday, October 29: 11am to 4pm

Boo at the Zoo is a "special event" at Zoosiana!

Tickets are limited, so purchase your tickets in advance!

  • Visit the ZOOSIANA Gift Shop, or
  • Buy online, right here!

The Boo at the Zoo fun-filled, family event includes:

  • Costume contests at 12:00pm and 2:00pm each day (no registration required)!
  • Costume contests, small-prize games, candy stations, live entertainment, and all of the Zoo's wonderful animals!
  • Extra event amenities include: large-prize games, face painting by Mimzy, tattoos, sand art, and more!  No cash for these amenities? No problem!  Credit cards will be accepted!

Come dressed in your best Halloween costume and HAVE FUN at Zoosiana's Boo at the Zoo!

The zoo has many fun attractions, so you can see the ZooLive Animal Show, ride the Safari Train, feed the Parakeets, play on the Jungle Lodge Playground, cool off with a snowball, and chow down at the food court!

Regular admission prices apply for this two-day event (current Zoosiana Members enjoy half-priced admission tickets on these event days!) and normal fees apply to all regular zoo attractions.

We offer two options for purchasing advance tickets for Boo at the Zoo scheduled for October 21, 22, 28,& 29, 2016:

  • In person, at the zoo, the day of the event.
  • Online, http://zoosiana.com/ticket-purchase
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Oct
28
9:00 AM09:00

Halloween Bikes and Barks Pet Fun Day

Price: $1.00 to $5.00 —Costume contest $5. Burgers $3 drinks $1 games 2 for $1

Second Chance Paws invites everyone to come out to our Halloween Bikes and Barks Pet Fun Day and support a great cause which will benefit homeless pets and provide much needed vetting. Halloween costume contest for pets. Prizes for first, second, third place and best Pet and Pet owner look alike. 1:00 $5 entry fee for each category.

Bar. B Q burgers, sweets and drinks will be sold. Silent auction and raffle items. Pet adoptions. Come find your new best friend! Kids games and face painting Trick or treating inside Cajun Harley Davidson Showroom

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Boo at the Zoo
Oct
22
11:00 AM11:00

Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo Event Schedule:

  • Saturday, October 21: 10am to 3pm;
  • Sunday, October 22: 11am to 4pm;
  • Saturday, October 28: 10am to 3pm; and
  • Sunday, October 29: 11am to 4pm

Boo at the Zoo is a "special event" at Zoosiana!

Tickets are limited, so purchase your tickets in advance!

  • Visit the ZOOSIANA Gift Shop, or
  • Buy online, right here!

The Boo at the Zoo fun-filled, family event includes:

  • Costume contests at 12:00pm and 2:00pm each day (no registration required)!
  • Costume contests, small-prize games, candy stations, live entertainment, and all of the Zoo's wonderful animals!
  • Extra event amenities include: large-prize games, face painting by Mimzy, tattoos, sand art, and more!  No cash for these amenities? No problem!  Credit cards will be accepted!

Come dressed in your best Halloween costume and HAVE FUN at Zoosiana's Boo at the Zoo!

The zoo has many fun attractions, so you can see the ZooLive Animal Show, ride the Safari Train, feed the Parakeets, play on the Jungle Lodge Playground, cool off with a snowball, and chow down at the food court!

Regular admission prices apply for this two-day event (current Zoosiana Members enjoy half-priced admission tickets on these event days!) and normal fees apply to all regular zoo attractions.

We offer two options for purchasing advance tickets for Boo at the Zoo scheduled for October 21, 22, 28,& 29, 2016:

  • In person, at the zoo, the day of the event.
  • Online, http://zoosiana.com/ticket-purchase
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Tabasco Fall Fest
Oct
21
11:00 AM11:00

Tabasco Fall Fest

TABASCO® FALL FEST

On Saturday, October 21st, McIlhenny Company will be putting on its 2nd Annual Fall Fest on Avery Island!

Hay rides, pumpkin carving, face painting, Halloween-themed children’s games and activities, a pumpkin patch and more will be taking place from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM in Jungle Gardens.
Food and drink options will be available for purchase.
*Tickets can be purchased at the door or online.

Note:
-The "PARTICIPANT CHILD" ticket is for children of all ages participating in the games and activities and is $15.
-Any child NOT participating in activities will get a "NON-PARTICIPANT CHILD" ticket which is the normal admission for kids into Jungle Gardens and is $5.
-Children under 12 will be required to have a parent/guardian accompany them on the hay ride.
-Pumpkins will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
-Costumes are encouraged! We will be hosting a costume contest. Winners will be announced at 2:30.
-Any vendors interested in becoming involved with Fall Fest please e-mail junglegardens@tabasco.com.

Cost: Payment required - -The "PARTICIPANT CHILD" ticket is for children of all ages participating in the games and activities and is $15. -Any child NOT participating in activities will get a "NON-PARTICIPANT CHILD" ticket which is the normal admission for kids into Jungle Gardens and is $5. -"ADULT" tickets (ages 13 and up) are $8.

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Boo at the Zoo
Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo Event Schedule:

  • Saturday, October 21: 10am to 3pm;
  • Sunday, October 22: 11am to 4pm;
  • Saturday, October 28: 10am to 3pm; and
  • Sunday, October 29: 11am to 4pm

Boo at the Zoo is a "special event" at Zoosiana!

Tickets are limited, so purchase your tickets in advance!

  • Visit the ZOOSIANA Gift Shop, or
  • Buy online

The Boo at the Zoo fun-filled, family event includes:

  • Costume contests at 12:00pm and 2:00pm each day (no registration required)!
  • Costume contests, small-prize games, candy stations, live entertainment, and all of the Zoo's wonderful animals!
  • Extra event amenities include: large-prize games, face painting by Mimzy, tattoos, sand art, and more!  No cash for these amenities? No problem!  Credit cards will be accepted!

Come dressed in your best Halloween costume and HAVE FUN at Zoosiana's Boo at the Zoo!

The zoo has many fun attractions, so you can see the ZooLive Animal Show, ride the Safari Train, feed the Parakeets, play on the Jungle Lodge Playground, cool off with a snowball, and chow down at the food court!

Regular admission prices apply for this two-day event (current Zoosiana Members enjoy half-priced admission tickets on these event days!) and normal fees apply to all regular zoo attractions.

We offer two options for purchasing advance tickets for Boo at the Zoo scheduled for October 21, 22, 28,& 29, 2016:

  • In person, at the zoo, the day of the event.
  • Online, http://zoosiana.com/ticket-purchase 
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