Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoo will hold its annual daytime Halloween celebration for kinds of all ages, Boo at the Zoo, Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 27 & 28.
The zoo will come alive with two magical days of family fun featuring games, trick-or-treating, entertainment and costume contests. The two-day activity runs from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day in the Africa and North America plazas.

All children are encouraged to wear their Halloween best. At the Africa Amphitheater, judges will award prizes each day in three age categories for best costumes: infant through age 3, ages 4-7 and ages 8-12. Costume-contest registration begins at 1 p.m. both days, and contestants take the stage for judges at the Africa Amphitheater at 2 p.m.

Adult costumes, adult masks or adult face painting are not allowed inside the park.

All games will take place in the North America Plaza, where treat bags will also be given out. Guests can also view assorted carved pumpkins, all with an animal theme and all done by the park's zoo keepers, in the Africa Plaza.

Additional entertainment this year will include guessing the weight of a pumpkin and kids' boo tattoos, along with African storyteller Fred Motley, Rick Hubbard's Kazoobie Show and Magic by Chaz. Radio Disney will entertain with a booth in the North America Plaza from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. each day. Also this year, Music Explorium will feature drum circles and crafts.

All the weekend fun is included in the regular zoo admission of $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (62+) and $8 for children (ages 2-12).

Boo at the Zoo is made possible through signature event sponsor Coca-Cola, who also provides the trick-or-treat bags.

The zoo is an agency of the N.C. Department of Environment & Natural Resources, Dee Freeman, Secretary; Beverly Eaves Perdue, Governor.