Boo at the Zoo: Niabi Zoo fun for everyone

Boo at the Zoo is one of the best events of the year hosted by Niabi Zoo in Coal Valley,  Ill.  Considered a “merry not scary” event, there is only fun offered for Boo at the Zoo attendees!

Bring your family for a fun day of Lions! Candy! and Bats! Oh my! Costumes are encouraged!!

Who: YOU! And, the animals of Niabi Zoo
What: Enjoy the zoo with extra fun such as trick-or-treat stations, zoo-keeper chats, decorated trails and more!
Where: At Niabi Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo Rd., Coal Valley, IL
When: Saturday, October 26 and Sunday October 27 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: The cost of Boo at the Zoo is included in the price of admission. Adults: $9, Seniors $8, Children 3-12 $6.50, Children 2 and under Free. Free for members.

four photos of Dylan Gustafson dressed up as clark kent/superman at boo at the zoo niabi zoo

“It was fun for the 4-year-old! And, Mom too! Clark Kent wished the animals had costumes though!” remembers Liz Gustafson, a Rock Island resident. Her son is older now, but these photos are still some of her favorites from any Halloween. She said the event was really well organized and the kids had a great time getting candy, playing, and seeing animals.

Get dressed up, bring your Halloween candy bucket and your friends and head to the zoo for some fun.


About the author

Meghan Cooley Meghan Cooley moved to the Quad Cities from St. Charles, IL, as an Augustana College student over 20 years ago. She left briefly after graduation and then returned to work in admissions and then marketing at Augustana College for 18 years. She now works as a consultant for admissions marketing and social media. She also does copy editing and writes for the Quad City Moms Blog. Now a true Quad Cities transplant, Meghan lives in Rock Island with her husband, Luke (R.O.W.V.A. and Augustana grad and Modern Woodmen employee) and four boys. She loves living in the Quad Cities and finds it the perfect place to raise a family, plan a date night, and go on adventures.

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