ZooBoo returns to the Hattiesburg Zoo | Events
The following is a press release from the Hattiesburg Zoo:
Snakes, bats and creatures galore, let’s see what this Halloween has in store! ZooBoo is back and better than ever, with sights and sounds previously undiscovered at Hattiesburg’s family favorite trick-or-treat event.
A Halloween tradition, ZooBoo features seven nights of safe, family friendly trick-or-treating from October 25 through 31. Highlighted by the “Spooktacular Express,” an entertaining and interactive train ride, kids of all ages will create memories to last a lifetime as they journey through the Zoo. Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costume or dress like their favorite animal as they discover Halloween surprises on the “Spooktacular Express” and explore other frighteningly-fun adventures throughout the Zoo.
Open nightly from 5:30-7:30pm, this year’s ZooBoo will include Halloween-themed animal shows and game stations along the lake, giving children the chance to win treats and trinkets while they also enjoy fun jumps, face painting, tattoos and more. The Mining Sluice and Carousel will also be open each night. But the fun doesn’t end there – families are invited to make the most of the Hattiesburg Zoo and enjoy dinner at the “Creepy Café” located near the Splash Pad.
Admission for ZooBoo is $5 per person and $4 for Zoological Society Members. Each night, guests will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for a Zoo Society Membership.
ZooBoo is a promotion of the Hattiesburg Zoological Society in partnership with the Hattiesburg Convention and Tourism Commissions. Proceeds from ZooBoo will go to fund projects such as the recent refurbishment of the carousel, new expanded exhibits and educational programs.
The Hattiesburg Zoo’s story began in the early 1900s, when locals began bringing animals to Kamper Park for visitors to enjoy. The animals soon became a favorite feature of the park, and in January 1950, the Hattiesburg Optimist Club began a program to raise funds to build a Zoo. To the delight of the citizens of Hattiesburg, the Zoo officially opened with several small exhibits on Easter Sunday, April 9, 1950. Today, sixty-two years after opening, the Zoo is home to nearly 80 species of animals.
The Hattiesburg Zoo is a Hattiesburg Convention Commission Facility, in partnership with the City of Hattiesburg and the Hattiesburg Tourism Commission. Since 1991, the Hattiesburg Convention Commission has been developing and operating tourism-related facilities for the Hattiesburg area. For more information, visit www.ZooHattiesburg.com or contact us at 601.545.4576.