The Belle Isle Nature Zoo will host its fifth annual Boo at the Nature Zoo Friday, Oct. 25, and Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Halloween treats will be provided to all who attend, and children are encouraged to wear costumes and bring treat bags. Guests can go on a scavenger hunt and walk an indoor forest trail to search for treats to the sounds of Halloween. Admission to the Belle Isle Nature Zoo and all Boo at the Nature Zoo activities are free.
The Belle Isle Nature Zoo recently underwent more than $1 million in renovations, with improvements that include restoration of the facility’s infrastructure, eco-friendly updates and new landscaping.
The Belle Isle Nature Zoo sits on a 5-acre site surrounded by undisturbed forested wetlands on Belle Isle in Detroit, Mich. The facility features indoor animal habitats, a bee exhibit, bird observation window, outdoor native butterfly garden, outdoor classrooms and the Blue Heron Lagoon nature trail. A Deer Encounter allows guests to feed the fallow deer while learning about their history.
Located at the east end of Belle Isle near the Blue Heron Lagoon, the Belle Isle Nature Zoo is open Wednesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April through October and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. November through March; closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Admission is free. For more information, call (248) 541-5717 or visit www.detroitzoo.org .
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