Zoo Boo at Como Zoo October 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

Updated: 07/25/2014 5:54 PM KSTP.com

It's time for ZooBoo!

Join us this October 19th, 20th, 25th, 26th and 27th from 4:30PM to 7:30PM for ZooBoo, a benefit for Como Park Zoo and Conservatory!

During this family-friendly Halloween festival, Como Zoo is transformed into a world of fairytales and fun. Over 200 live costumed characters mingle and interact with children along an outdoor ZooBoo path. This magical event offers families a safe trick-or-treating alternative plus many Halloween surprises.

Funds raised through ZooBoo help bring the "Sparky the Sea Lion Show" and hundreds other free educational programs to more than a million kids, keeps the gardens of the Conservatory in full bloom, and even helps cover the grocery bill for more than a thousand animals in Como’s care.

The cost per person is $7 at the gate or you can get discounted tickets in advance at Como's Garden Safari Gifts and metro area Cub Foods stores. For more info, visit the Como Zoo website.

ZooBoo is going green! Children should bring their own reusable trick-or-treat bags.

ZooBoo needs more than 200 volunteers each night. Interested in volunteering? Click here to find out how you can help.