Boo at the Zoo is an annual fall event for the Willow Park Zoo in Logan, Utah. Boo at the Zoo is to help gain additional awareness for the zoo and what it is trying to accomplish for the citizens of Cache Valley. This year, there was a push to let people know that a portion of the zoo funding comes from the RAPZ tax which is on the ballot this year.
The Boo at the Zoo invites local businesses and groups to set up booths so children coming to the zoo with their parents can ???¦?trick-or-treat???¦? while playing games and learning about the animals at the zoo. One of the main activities for the kids was a scavenger hunt that took people around the zoo to various exhibits to answer questions in the quest to win an animal mask. From all appearances, the scavenger hunt was a success. People had their cards and papers looking for the next clue.
The booths ranged from Area-Info.net to Stevens-Henager College to the American West Heritage Center to the Cache Valley Center for the Arts and everything in between. With approximately 1,500 people attending the Boo at the Zoo, I will go out on a limb and venture that it was a good day for the zoo and the vendors in attendance.
There were a lot of activities for the kids to do while at the Boo at the Zoo. For example, Home Depot had a booth where kids could make a bird house. The girl scouts had games for kids. The zoo had a frog race, which by all accounts the people loved. All in all, there were about 15 activities for the kids to do during the day.
The Willow Park Zoo has a great variety of birds and small animals. There are some exhibits with larger animals that are native to this region such as elk, deer and bear. If you are looking for something to do on a nice fall afternoon, take a couple of hours to visit the zoo with your family (or, a date), you might find it very relaxing and enjoyable.
Boo at the Zoo and Willow Park Zoo website.