Sunny Balkin SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)- At the spookiest time of the year, the Rosamond Gifford Zoo is making an effort to focus less on the scares, and more on the smiles. The Zoo hosted its annual Zoo Boo event this past weekend, which gave families the chance to trick-or-treat with the animals.
Brittany Waszkiewicz , the Rosamond Gifford Zoo Event Manager, said that the Zoo tries to make sure that the kids are able to get into the spirit of halloween, without getting frightened.
“We brand ourselves as a kooky, not spooky, event.” said Waszkiewicz, “So, it’s really more fun for the kids to go trick-or-treating in the daytime.”
During the event, the kids are able to go around to special trick-or-treating stands set up in different areas of the zoo. They then collect candy at each of the stations until they’ve went to them all.
However, it’s not just sweets that the Zoo is giving out. Waszkiewicz exclaims that there’s so much more for families to see, and do, at Zoo Boo.
“We have Madame Zola the fortune teller, games, cider and donuts, and face painting.There’s a lot to do at the Zoo.”
The Zoo Boo event is also taking place on the weekend of October 26th and 27th. Admission per child is eight dollars, and free if you are a zoo member.