The Zoo in Forest Park to Host Spooky Safari on Oct. 30
SPRINGFIELD — The Zoo in Forest Park will host its annual Spooky Safari, presented by Teddy Bear Pools & Spas, on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The outdoor, family-friendly Halloween event will include grab-and-go stations around the zoo with take-and-make crafts, Halloween-themed books, pre-packaged candy bags, and more for children ages 0 to 12 who have a child ticket.
“Spooky Safari gives children and adults a chance to get into the Halloween spirit, all while supporting the animals here at the zoo,” said Caroline Cay Adams, director of education at the Zoo in Forest Park. “And thanks to a donation of books we received from Reading Success by 4th Grade, we’re excited to be able to provide a book to every child that attends the event.”
The event will also feature a virtual costume contest, with winners selected for funniest, most creative, and best family/group costume, as well as a raffle. Guests will have the opportunity to win prizes from Monster Kidz Box, Springfield Museums, Riverside Reptiles, Six Flags, and the Connecticut Science Center, to name a few.
Pre-registration is required to attend, and tickets are limited. No additional tickets will be sold at the door. Registration closes Oct. 27 or when all tickets are sold out. To purchase tickets, visit www.forestparkzoo.org/spookysafari2021.