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Riverbanks Treats Families to an Extra Night of Tricks

For Immediate Release: September 14, 2011

Boo at the Zoo Halloween Spook-tacular Set for 13 Wild Nights

[Columbia, SC] — It’s no trick—Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is treating families to an additional night of fun at this year’s Boo at the Zoo—set to kick off on Friday, October 14.

Families will enjoy 13 wild nights filled with so much to "zoo.” Riverbanks’ Halloween spook-tacular features a trick-or-treat trail, nightly costume parade, mysterious maze and creepy creature encounters. Boo-goers can also boogie at Mummy’s Eeky Freaky Dance Party, frolic in Frankenstein’s Foam Zone and marvel at Ray’s Moonlight Magic.

"Not only are we providing an additional night of fun as a safe alternative for families, but also kids will enjoy more stops along our trick-or-treat trail and more animated lights displays,” said Lochlan Baskin, events manager at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.

But wait, there’s more! For an additional charge, guests can take part in a marshmallow roast, enjoy a haunted carousel ride, a spin on the spooky Spots and Stripes Railroad or scale the Witch’s Cauldron climbing wall.

Boo at the Zoo will take place on October 14–16 and 21–30 from 6:00–9:00pm. Tickets are $6 for members and $8 for the general public. Guests are encouraged to buy their tickets in advance online at to avoid standing in line.

Trick-or-treating is reserved for kids 12 and under. Costumes are encouraged, but in the spirit of a happy Halloween, Riverbanks asks that any adult costumes be family-friendly and anyone over the age of 12 not wear costumes or masks that cover the face.