Event dates this year are October 17, 18, 24 and 25.
This year's Boo at the Zoo will kick off on Friday, October 17 with a one-night-only performance on the Capital One Stage by Imagination Movers, the popular New-Orleans-based children's music quartet.
Boo at the Zoo is a safe, fun-filled Halloween event for children up to age 12, featuring trick-or-treat houses with candy, a Ghost Train, games with prizes, entertainment and more. All games and treats, except concessions, are included with admission.
The spooky party will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. all four nights. Audubon Zoo will close at 3 p.m. each day to prepare for Boo at the Zoo.
In addition to the opening night performance by Imagination Movers, the 2014 edition of Boo at the Zoo will feature a new and improved haunted mansion, Laser Tag, Angry Bird Launchers and Monster Maze on all four nights.
The Matthew Davidson Band will perform on the Capital One Stage on Friday, October 25. The Lowe's Build and Grow Workshop will be open Saturday, October 18, and Saturday, October 25 for kids to build fun wooden crafts to take home.
A limited number of tickets will be sold for each night. The Endangered Species Carousel and the Dinosaur Adventures Exhibit are included in admission.
The fun also includes a Zombie-themed Ghost Train Ride with three trams, an expanded toddler area featuring nightly live entertainment in Audubon Zoo's Cool Zoo (be aware, no water will be running).
Tickets will be honored only for the date purchased. Ticket holders attempting to enter on another night will not be admitted.
Ticket prices are $17 per person (adult or child) plus handling fee. Adults must purchase tickets as well as all children 12 months and older. Children under 12 months of age are admitted free. Ticket holders may enter at any time during event hours. Each person entering the event needs a ticket. Event is held rain or shine.
Ticket holders who are unable to attend should consider their purchase a donation; there will be no refunds nor will tickets be honored on another night or year. No outside food and beverages are allowed. Animal exhibits at the Zoo are not open during Boo at the Zoo.
Designated bags will be distributed at Boo at the Zoo and are available for children to use for Trick or Treating. Note that the Ghost Ride will close around 8 p.m., or earlier as crowd permits, and that this attraction can be scary for children under 8 years of age.
To purchase tickets and for information, visit www.AudubonInstitute.org or phone (504) 581-4629. Ticket also may be purchases at any Audubon attraction.
Audubon Nature Institute is a 501(c)3 not for profit that operates a family of museums and parks dedicated to nature. These New Orleans facilities include: Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Woldenberg Riverfront Park, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, Entergy IMAX® Theatre, Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species, Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium and Audubon Nature Institute Foundation. Ron Forman is President and CEO of Audubon Nature Institute.