|October 3, 2013 -
Celebrate the most spooktacular time of the year with your little monster
at Knoxville's largest Halloween event! BOO! at the Zoo presented by U.S. Cellular kicks
off 12 nights of safe and not-too-scary Halloween fun Thursday, Oct. 10-13 and continuing
Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 17-20 and Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 24- 27, from 5:30-
8:00 p.m. each evening.
BOO! at the Zoo, a Halloween tradition for 27 years, is a family event featuring devilishly
good music and games at the Monster Mash tent in The Clayton Family Kids Cove, friendly
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.)
One of the highlights of BOO! at the Zoo is trick-or-treating along the BOO! Trail, where little
trick-or-treaters can fill their bag with goodies as they make their way through the zoo. Each
night of BOO! at the Zoo will also feature a variety of entertainment, from dancers and
jugglers to out-of-this-world STAR WARS characters. For updated information about each
evening's activities, visit the zoo's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/knoxvillezoo.
Boo! at the Zoo tickets are $7 per person. Children under two are admitted free. Parking is $5. Tickets are available at in
advance by phone at (865) 637-5331, online at knoxvillezoo.org and at the zoo's ticket office during regular zoo hours.
Knoxville Zoo members receive a $2 discount on admission purchased online, by phone or at the zoo's ticket window and free
parking. U.S. Cellular customers can show their U.S. Cellular phone and receive $2 off BOO! at the Zoo admission.
Tickets for BOO! at the Zoo can also be purchased at all Knoxville area Kroger stores. (Member discounts and U.S. Cellular
customer discounts not available at Kroger locations.)
New this year is the U.S. Cellular Speed Pass Lane exclusively for Knoxville Zoo members and U.S. Cellular customers! Zoo
members and U.S. Cellular customers who purchase tickets in advance can take advantage of expedited entry to BOO! at the
Zoo, including early entry at the start of the evening.
Special thanks to event sponsors U.S. Cellular, All Occasions Party Rentals, Appalachia Business Communications, Dollywood,
Emory Valley Center, Great Clips, Knoxville Fire Department, Knoxville Police Department, Knoxville Track Club Youth Athletics,
Krispy Kreme, Kroger, MagiQuest, Moose Toys, Nortrax, Panera Bread, Premier Athletics, Subway, TVA Employee Credit Union and
Visit Knoxville. Thanks also to media sponsors WBIR Channel 10, B-97.5 FM, Knoxville News Sentinel and Lamar Outdoor.
Knoxville Zoo is Knoxville's largest year-round attraction. Located off exit 392 from Interstate 40, the zoo is open every day
except Christmas Day. Knoxville 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
Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and weekends 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 p.m. For more information, please call 865-637-5331
ext. 300 or visit www.knoxvillezoo.org.