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Join the Fun at the 'Merry Not Scary' 2004 Zoo Boo at the Detroit Zoo

ROYAL OAK, Mich., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Tickets for the Detroit Zoo's annual fun-filled Halloween event, Zoo Boo, are on sale today. This "merry-not-scary" event takes place from 6-8 p.m. the following evenings: October 15-17; October 22-24; and October 29-31. This family oriented event does sellout, so get your tickets soon. Zoo Boo, presented by Farmer Jack, is an exciting and safe environment where children, primarily ages 2 to 7, can happily trick-or-treat around the Detroit Zoo. Costumed greeters pass out treats along the festively decorated, half-mile trail where pumpkin scenes such as penguins, flamingos, Harry Potter, Shrek and many others will be displayed. The unique costumes worn by the Zoo-goers and the elaborate pumpkin scenes around the Zoo are a sight not to be missed. In addition to the pumpkin scenes and the trick-or-treating, there is the Best Buy's Children's Activities Tent. This tent will feature Halloween games, crafts, and prizes along with showings of the "Zoo Boo Revue", a live mini musical that starts at 6:15 p.m. and runs every half hour until 8:15 p.m. Ticket prices for this event are only $5 per person ages 2 and up. Tickets can be purchased at the Zoo's Group Reservations, through Ticketmaster by phone (248) 645-6666, online at http://www.ticketmaster.com, or at one of the retail locations. For more information or updates on this "zoo spooktacular" event call (248) 541-5835 or visit the Detroit Zoo's website, http://www.detroitzoo.org . The Detroit Zoological Institute, founded in 1928, is committed to celebrating and saving wildlife. Situated on 125 acres of naturalistic exhibits, the Zoo is open year round with several indoor viewing areas. The Detroit Zoo is located at the intersection of Ten Mile Road and Woodward Avenue, just off I-696 in Royal Oak. Admission is $10.50 for adults 13 to 61; $8.50 for senior citizens 62 and older; and $6.50 for students ages 2 to 12; and children under two are free. The Detroit Zoological Institute is always looking for volunteers; if interested, please call Sue Kingsepp at (248) 541-5717. For more information call (248) 398-0900 or visit our website at http://www.detroitzoo.org .

SOURCE Detroit Zoological Institute

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