Enjoy a Spooktacular Halloween at Boo! at the Zoo

Enjoy a Spooktacular Halloween at Boo! at the Zoo

Thousands of area children will descend on the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo for the best Halloween party in town, Boo at the Zoo, 3-7:30 p.m. on Halloween (Monday, Oct. 31). Admission to Boo is one canned good per person for donation to area food banks.

Boo typically draws about 6,000 guests who visit 12 candy stations staffed by costumed zookeepers in the clearing in front of the zoo.

For those who wish to tour the zoo, and not just trick-or-treat,  the zoo will be open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Halloween with free admission for all.

“All the decorations and theming will be in the clearing outside the zoo,” said Tarah Jacobs, Conservation Education Specialist. “Inside the zoo, we will have animal encounters and the animals will have Halloween-themed enrichments. We are hoping that this will be the best of both worlds.”

The Gainesville chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council is holding Green Halloween® concurrently, showcasing groups and companies committed to sustainable living. Green living educational activities, games and prizes will be available to entertain kids of all ages in front of the Little School.

For more inforamtion about the SF Teaching Zoo, visit online at

Boo poster competition at Sweet Dreams Ice Cream

Each year, students in our Digital Media Technology Program design posters for Boo as part of a class project for the GRA2211 graphic design class taught by Professor Bonita Dewiliby. Angela Doughty’s design (pictured) was selected as this year’s official Boo at the Zoo poster. David Spitznagel won runner up. [Please print and post this flyer to help get the word out!]

All competing design entries are on display through the month of October at Sweet Dreams Homemade Ice Cream in the Westgate Shopping Center at the corner of University Avenue and 34th Street. Customers can vote for their favorite poster. The winning entry will receive a prize donated by the shop.

Writes Jorge Ibanez: “If you are in the neighborhood, remember to support those who support us. Vote for your favorite poster and enjoy an amazing ice cream while you are at it.”

Please donate candy to Boo

Everything you need to know is in this flyer – (PDF). Please print and post! Thanks!