October is coming to an end, which means you need to finish up your Halloween festivities. Now is your last chance to get to BOO-at-the-ZOO in Coal Valley!

Two toddlers dressed up as monkeys at "Boo at the zoo" for Halloween
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 Niabi Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo--the annual celebration of “Merry not Scary” Halloween festivities--will run Oct. 29-30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Boo at the Zoo features trick-or-treating, decorated trails, and special Halloween Animal Enrichment projects. Visitors are encouraged to wear costumes.

Not only does the zoo feature these fun activities, but they are also hosting an art show where the animals paint!

We are thrilled to announce a special animal art event! Back by popular demand, we will hold a 2-day animal art show and sale that will also coincide with Boo-at-the-Zoo! The art show will be held on Saturday the 29th and Sunday the 30th (weather permitting) on zoo grounds in front of the gibbon habitat starting at 10am each day. For the final time this year, art painted by the animals will be available for purchase with ALL proceeds going back to our animal enrichment program--we hope you'll come on out and support the animals by going home with a unique art masterpiece.

-Naibi Zoo

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On both days, you will also have the chance to enter a raffle to win a special piece of animal art!

There'll be lots to do at the zoo this weekend with themed animal enrichment, boo activities, as well as the special animal art sale!

Niabi admission tickets pre-ordered online by 9 a.m. the day of your visit will be discounted while tickets purchased in-person at the gate the day of your visit will cost a few dollars more. Members may attend for free.

Discount ticketing is available online here. Please note: the last day of the 2022 season will be Oct. 30.

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