ROYAL OAK, Mich (WXYZ) - Children of all ages are invited to enjoy fun-filled evenings of spooky fun at the Detroit Zoo, with an array of Halloween activities at the annual Zoo Boo. Elaborate carved pumpkins will light the trick-or-treat trail, where greeters will pass out goodies to children dressed in costume. Follow the trail of eerie fog and mysterious sounds through a graveyard to the Haunted Reptile House, where friendly witches, vampires and other monsters are awaiting their arrival.
A Ghouly Games Tent features Halloween-themed games, prizes, arts and crafts and a hay maze, while nearby the live mini-musical "Zoo Boo Revue" will be performed in the Main Picnic Grove.
New for this year is the Zombie Zone, complete with pumpkin-carving demonstrations, and ghastly games and activities.
A costume contest is also part of the fun, with kids who want to participate having their photo taken and posted on the Zoo's website. The community will vote and a Zoo-themed prize will be awarded for the best costume.
Also new this year is the limited-release movie "The Curse of Skull Rock" at the Wild Adventure 3-D/4-D Theater in the Ford Education Center. The 3-D pirate adventure enhanced with 4-D special effects will have guests jumping out of their seats. Tickets for the Wild Adventure 3-D/4-D Theater are an additional $3 per person; children under 2 are free.
Advance tickets for Zoo Boo can be purchased at Booth One at the front of the Detroit Zoo or online at http://detroitzoo.org/Events/Events/Zoo_Boo . Tickets are $7 per person ages 2 and up. Time slots for Zoo Boo are 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. If a date and time slot is not sold out, a limited number of tickets may be available at the gate that day after 5 p.m. for $10.