Everything boo-tiful (now until Oct. 31)

October 17, 2009

Hey, we can see the sun today!  Woohoo!  And here I am at the computer … but I’m getting outside to work in the yard as soon as I remind you that Boo at the Zoo is on from now until Oct. 30. It’s a very non-scary, low-sugar-content nighttime option for little kids.  And yes, I know some boys M.’s age are going to The Darkness, and you can call me a mean mom all you want, but he’s not heading for any haunted houses this year.  Plenty of time for that when he’s a teenager — and can go without me!

I’m going to have to wrestle S. into a costume for the $1 discount off the $5 non-member admission (ages 2 to 12 only; kids under 2 are free).  Parking in the south lot is free, and the entrance is on the east end of the turnstiles nearest that lot.  Hours are 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. nightly.

Another little-kid-oriented Halloween event that started Friday night is Purina Farms’ Haunted Hayloft. It’s free (parking is $5 per car) on this weekend and next (Oct. 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25) at the Gray Summit exit of Interstate 44 West. There’ll be dog shows, hayrides, milking demos and magic shows by the International Brotherhood of Magicians. Hours are 4:30-8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3:30-7 p.m. Sunday.

If your kids are older and you’re looking for alternatives to The Darkness, check out one of these online Halloween event aggregators:

Kids in St. Louis

Parents Connect


Fox 2 News

Or if you’re the one looking for Halloween events:


Riverfront Times


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