It’s BOO time at John Ball Zoo! 

It’s that spooky time of year and John Ball Zoo is joining in the Halloween fun! Their annual ZOO GOES BOO event is one of the favorite family destinations for trick-or-treating in West Michigan! For six days, John Ball Zoo transforms into a magical, mystical, world full of exotic creatures and amazing things because of the incredible Halloween themed decorations. Giant inflatable creatures lurk around the corners, a flock of skeleton flamingos are on the run in the woods, and many other photo-worthy scenes are around the Zoo. There are treat stations and families are encouraged to dress up. Joining the fun are singers, dancers, jugglers drummers and more. Visitors will even get to see some of the animals enjoying a pumpkin or two! ZOO GOES BOO at John Ball Zoo runs for two weekends starting October 19 – 21 and again October 26 – 28, with each day open from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The Zoo asks guests to bring their own bag. At John Ball Zoo they are always looking for ways to be more sustainable and requesting the use of your own reusable bag for trick-or-treating, or purchase one from their gift shop. Please remember that ZOO GOES BOO is a children’s event and adults in costume are requested to dress appropriately. ZOO GOES BOO is sponsored in part by Blue Care Network of Michigan, Guardian Alarm and Meijer. John Ball Zoo also reminds families to make mindful choices when shopping for chocolate and candy this Halloween. Buy from companies that are members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil or chocolate products certified by the Rainforest Alliance. All the treats being handed out at ZOO GOES BOO will be certified. You can find out more about the event online at jbzoo.org/event/zoogoesboo. John Ball Zoo is located on Fulton Ave., one mile west of downtown Grand Rapids.