The annual Boo at the Zoo returns for another year of spooktastic fun and this year features a scarecrow building contest with a behind-the-scenes safari as the grand prize.

“Halloween is one of our favorite times of year and to have the event fall on the actual day is just perfect,” said Beth Heidorn, Racine Zoo Executive Director, in a written release. “Boo at the Zoo gives our staff and partners a chance to really have some fun with our younger guests and decorate the animal’s exhibits with special decorations.”

Boo at the Zoo runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Halloween and promises to scare up a great time for kids of all ages:

  • “Knock-knock” doors for fun surprises
  • Straw bale maze thanks to Grove Farm
  • Pumpkin painting
  • Halloween crafts and snacks like cookies from of O&H Danish Bakery
  • Special animal ambassadors
  • Trick-or-treat stations throughout the zoo

Racine Zoo is located at 2131 Main Street. Admission is free for members and children under the age of three; $6 ages three to 15; $7 for seniors; $8 for adults. There is a $1 discount for Racine County residents will valid identification.