Audubon’s Peek-a-Boo at the Zoo daytime Halloween event returns this October

Families can head down to the Audubon Zoo dressed in their Halloween costumes for trick-or-treating among the animals.

For a second year, Audubon brings back Peek-a-Boo at the Zoo, a socially distanced, daytime Halloween event from Oct. 20, through Oct. 24.

Peek-a-Boo at the Zoo returns this October at Audubon Zoo. Source: Audubon Nature Institute

Last year, Audubon Zoo launched the daytime celebration as a re-imagined version of the family-favorite Halloween tradition for pandemic times, Boo at the Zoo.

Peek-a-Boo at the Zoo guests are invited to wear their favorite costume as they partake in the festivities, including trick-or-treat stations located throughout the Zoo on Oct. 23-24. The event will take place during regular zoo hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“We are proud to continue our tradition of providing the community with a safe environment to celebrate Halloween thanks to our long-time partner Children’s Hospital New Orleans,” Audubon Nature Institute president and CEO Ron Forman said in a statement. “Through events like Peek-a-Boo at the Zoo, we strive to spark connections between our guests and nature. Together, we can do a world of good for nature.”

Peek-a-Boo at the Zoo benefitting Children’s Hospital New Orleans and Audubon Zoo
October 17, 18, 24, and 25, 2020
Audubon Zoo
New Orleans, Louisiana

In an effort to promote sustainability, Peek-a-Boo at the Zoo will only distribute candy made from sustainable palm oil, Audubon said.

Audubon Zoo also provides an at-home interactive Halloween activity, a backyard bat house, for families to download and build.

Audubon officials say proof of vaccination or a negative 72-hour PCR test is not required to visit outdoor portions of Audubon Zoo, but guests will need documentation on hand to enter any indoor facilities at the Zoo, per City and State mandates.

Peek-a-Boo at the Zoo is included in general Zoo admission with no additional ticket or fee needed. All guests must purchase tickets in advance online for a specific date and entry time. Peek-a-Boo at the Zoo will be held rain or shine.

Organizers say contributions from Peek-a-Boo at the Zoo will benefit Audubon Zoo and Children’s Hospital New Orleans.

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