Tails From The Zoo

Three days to go October 27, 2008

Filed under: Special Events,Uncategorized — Scott Gray @ 10:16 pm

It’s hard to believe but there are only three more nights of Boo at the Zoo left, October 28, 29 and 30. Boo has been a blast so far and with fairly positive weather (not including this past weekend), it’s been a good run. The turn out of the volunteer team has been great, with between 80 and 130 volunteers assisting us everynight.

Get out and Boo! before it’s over. Tickets are available online ($8.50) at www.booatthezoo.ca, at the gate ($10) or at any WInnipeg Safeway location ($7.50). Please remember that costumes are encouraged – not just for the kids – but for everyone. Don’t wait and be disappointed – get to the zoo asap.

And for anyone who doesn’t realize it, members of the Zoological Society get to go to Boo for free. Find out how you can get your free tickets at www.zoosociety.com.


Boo gets underway October 15, 2008

Filed under: Special Events — Scott Gray @ 9:45 pm

The Zoo Society’s annual Safeway Boo at the Zoo, a Manitoba tradition for 13 years, starts tomorrow. Staff were scurrying around the Assiniboine Park Zoo in frienzied excitement, putting the finishing touches on Frights, Frogs and Fairtytales. Please remember that Frightening Fridays is aimed at bigger kids. If you’ve got kids who scare easily we suggest you come on a regular day or for the real little ones, visit us on Toddler Tuesdays when we crank up the Fairytales and wee-folk fun.

I was out and about today and am itching to get on one of the kids rides (hmmm, I might be a bit too tall) including a fun house, ferris wheel and carousel. Stay tuned for updates on the event or just come out and see it yourself. Over 50,000 people visited over the two week run last year – get your tickets soon!


Boo at the Zoo October 8, 2008

Filed under: Special Events — Scott Gray @ 10:47 am

The Zoological Society of Manitoba’s largest fund raiser of the year, Safeway Boo at the Zoo is set to open on October 16. This will be our 13th annual spook-tacular and we’ve got lots of new sites and sounds for you to see plus a few old favourites you won’t want to miss.

All of the information you’ll need on Boo can be found at www.booatthezoo.ca Tickets are now available at all participating Safeway locations and online at http://www.zoosociety.com/specialevents_boo.asp

Stay tuned for more updates on Boo and on all the other things that happen at the Assiniboine Park Zoo!