Zoo Boise's annual Spooktacular is more about fun that fright, with a weekend of "merry-not-scary" Halloween events.
Geared toward young kids, Spooktacular runs Friday-Sunday Oct. 23-25 in the evenings, with an hour-long lighted walking tour featuring Halloween displays, activities and animal encounters.
Introduce the little ones to the neon wonders of black lights at a Halloween dance party, let them meet zoo mascots, take in a professional magic show, explore the Bone Yard, navigate a mini hay bale maze and check out the Bat House. The Spooktacular runs 6-9 p.m., Friday-Saturday and 5:30-8 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is regular fall prices, with $1 off for Zoo Boise members.