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ZooBoo returns Saturday, October 21

NORFOLK, VA: Tickets are on sale for the Virginia Zoo’s annual Halloween extravaganza. This year, ZooBoo is Saturday, October 21 and boasts a safe environment for families to trick-or-treat and enjoy all the fun this season has to offer.

More than 30 community partners will pass out sustainably-produced candy and other treats to the approximate 8,000 attendees who pass through the Zoo. Sustainably-produced candy helps save orangutans and other endangered animals in the wild, which is why the Virginia Zoo buys only candy that is from companies who are members of the RSPO (Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil) and are committed to using certified sustainable palm oil.

Families are encouraged to come in costumes and take part in educational activities such as the Mad Scientist Lab or visit the “extinction graveyard” to learn about extinct species around the world. Be sure to catch a show at the ZooLive! Stage with your favorite animal ambassadors while the exhibits are filled with pumpkins for the other animals to enjoy.

Tickets for Virginia Zoo Members (ages 2 and up) are $6. Tickets for non-members (ages 2 and up) are $15. Tickets are available online at or by phone at 757-441-2374 or at the Membership Office during regular Zoo hours.

About the Virginia Zoo

The Virginia Zoo is located in Norfolk, Virginia and is home to more than 500 animals representing over 100 different species. Founded in 1901 the Zoo’s 53 landscaped acres resides along the Lafayette River. For more than a century the Virginia Zoo has demonstrated a commitment to delivering high-value education and conservation programming. The Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and a member of the World Association of Zoos. Visit or call 757-441-2374 for more information.