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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
Enjoy a Howlingly Good Time at BOO! at the Zoo
Knoxville ZooOctober 5, 2009 - Fall is in the air and it’s almost time to celebrate with your little monster at Knoxville’s largest Halloween event! BOO! at the Zoo presented by U.S. Cellular® kicks off eight nights of safe and not-too-scary Halloween fun Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 15-18 and 22-25, from 5:30-8:00 p.m.

BOO! at the Zoo, a Halloween tradition for 23 years, is a family event featuring devilishly good music and games at the Monster Mash tent in The Clayton Family Kids Cove, your favorite costumed characters throughout the zoo, and the only “haunted” carousel in East Tennessee, the Scary-Go-Round. (How can you tell it’s haunted? It goes backwards, of course.)

Knoxville ZooIt wouldn’t be Halloween without the trick-or-treating! One of the highlights of BOO! at the Zoo is the BOO! Trail, where little trick-or-treaters can fill their bag with goodies as they make their way through the zoo. Enjoy some fun activities along the way with knoxmoms.com and Imagination Library, too. And you never know who you’ll encounter at BOO! at the Zoo; each night will feature a variety of entertainment, from stilt walkers, belly dancers and jugglers to a Cinderella princess and out-of-thisworld STAR WARS and Star Trek characters.

Boo! at the Zoo tickets are $6 per person. Children under 2 are admitted free. Parking is $5. Tickets are available at in advance by phone at 865.637.5331, online at www.knoxville-zoo.org, or at the zoo’s ticket office during regular zoo hours. New this year is the option to purchase tickets at all Knoxville area Kroger stores. Knoxville Zoo members receive a $1 discount on admission and free parking on all tickets purchased online, by phone and at the zoo’s ticket window. (Member discounts not available at Kroger.)

Special thanks to event sponsors U.S. Cellular®, WBIR Channel 10, B-97.5 FM, Knoxville News Sentinel, Comcast and Lamar Outdoor and Treat Station sponsors ORNL Federal Credit Union, Kroger, Supercuts, Subway, TVA Employees Credit Union, Krispy Kreme, and AT&T Real Yellow Pages. Thanks are also in order to Party Boys DJ Show, All Occasions Party Rentals, Gentry Trailways and Potty Monkey for their support.

Knoxville Zoo is located off exit 392 from Interstate 40 and is open every day except Christmas Day. The zoo is nationally accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is committed to the highest standards in animal care and well-being, ethics, conservation, and education. Currently, the zoo is open everyday from 9:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Admission and ticket sales stop one-hour before the zoo closes. Next-day admission is free after 3:00 p.m. For more information, please call 865-637-5331 ext. 300 or visit www.knoxville-zoo.org

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