Akron - The Akron Zoo's annual Boo at the Zoo doesn't kick off until mid-October, but tickets for the popular Halloween event are now on sale for a discounted rate at www.akronzoo.org and are on sale at all Acme Fresh Markets in Northeast Ohio. People can save $1 per ticket when they buy tickets before the event starts between now and Oct. 12.
Boo at the Akron Zoo runs Oct. 12-13, 18-20 and 25-27, 2013. Hours are 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Fridays and 3 to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
This safe and non-scary event allows visitors to enjoy festive decorations and lighted displays throughout the zoo, all while trick-or-treating at 12 different themed-stations. A new First Energy All-American Soap Box Derby themed station will be added this year that will feature cars from the First Energy All-American Soap Box Derby in Akron.
Tickets for Boo at the Akron Zoo are $10 for trick-or-treaters and $6 for observers. Akron Zoo member observers are free but will still need a ticket. Boo at the Akron Zoo is presented by Acme Fresh Markets.
The Akron Zoo is open 361 days a year. Zoo hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is $10 for adults, $8.50 for senior citizens, $7 for children (ages 2-14). Children under two are free and parking is $2. For more information visit www.akronzoo.org or call 330-375-2550.