ZooBoo’s Finale is Coming Soon!

Celebrate Halloween without the Fright for the 30th and Final Time

All proceeds support the plants and animals of the Como Zoo and Conservatory.  The Nokomis has been helping out with this event since 1994 (this is our 24th time).  We really want to help keep one of America's last free-admission zoos free.

Como Zoo will be transformed for ZooBoo October 21st – 22nd; and October 28th – 29th. Gates Open: 4:30-7:30 p.m.

This is the 30th and final time ZooBoo happens in its current form.  After this year the midsection of Como will be under construction for the new Piniped Plaza, home of Sparky and his cousins (piniped is fancy for seals and sea lions).  The construction extends from the edge of Gorilla Forest and the hoof stock yard all the way through Seal Island to the Aquatics building. That makes a safe path in 2018 much harder to do.  The team will take 2018 off to plan for a new and different event starting in 2019.

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ZooBoo Time!

Como Zoo's Zoo Boo is FINALLY HERE!

Celebrate Halloween without the Fright

All proceeds support the plants and animals of the Como Zoo and Conservatory.  The Nokomis has been helping out with this event since 1994 (this is our 23rd year).  We really want to help keep one of America's last free-admission zoos free.

Como Zoo will be transformed for Zoo Boo October 22nd, 23rd; and October 29th, 30th. Gates Open: 4:30-7:30 p.m. We're just four nights this year, so let's make them count.

Volunteering

Como Friends are starting to gear up for our annual Como Friends ZooBoo at Como Zoo event and hope that you can join us again!  You can register to volunteer at the link below so the Zoo knows you're coming.  Drop Phill a line as well so we can let you know about last minute changes.

Prep

On the morning of the first event night, Saturday October 15th, we'll be in full-on work to complete setups before the event.  We start at 9AM and hopefully we'll be done before the gates open.

Event

Our folks will be heading up the new Halloween station, just inside the front gate.  We need to get there early (3PM), but we get done first.    Be sure to sign in up on the second floor of the Big Zoo Building - there are goodies for you there, and perhaps a surprise coupon.

Dinner

Be sure to check with our folks at the first station, we'll get details there about the night's repast!  Hope to see you all there, all the time!

ZooBoo Time!

Como Zoo's Zoo Boo is FINALLY HERE!

Celebrate Halloween without the Fright

All proceeds support the plants and animals of the Como Zoo and Conservatory.  The Nokomis has been helping out with this event since 1994 (this is our 21st event).  We really want to help keep one of America's last free-admission zoos free.

Como Zoo will be transformed for Zoo Boo October 17th, 18th; and October 24th – 25th. Gates Open: 4:30-7:30 p.m. We're just four nights this year, so let's make them count.

Volunteering

Como Friends are starting to gear up for our annual Como Friends ZooBoo at Como Zoo event and hope that you can join us again!  You can register to volunteer at the link below so the Zoo knows you're coming.  Drop Phill a line as well so we can let you know about last minute changes.  ZooBoo volunteer application link:  https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?AP=1906767573

Prep

On the morning of the first event night, Saturday October 17th, we'll be in full-on work to complete setups before the event.  We start at 8AM and hopefully we'll be done before the gates open.

Event

Our folks will be heading up the new Halloween station, just inside the front gate.  We need to get there early (3PM), but we get done first.    Be sure to sign in up on the second floor of the Big Zoo Building - there are goodies for you there, and perhaps a surprise coupon.

Dinner

Be sure to check with our folks at the first station, we'll get details there about the night's repast!  Hope to see you all there, all the time!

ZooBoo 2014 is a Rousing Success!!

NokomisBoo1Zoo Boo 2014 completed last night, with over 21,000 guests through the gate!  Five perfect days of weather brought out between 2,500 and 5,500 guests each night.

The Nokomis populated the Halloween station, the first point the crowd saw after entering the event.  Our smiling faces set the crowd on their way thorough Trick or Treat Land.  A giant smiling Jack O Lantern face on the 'Corn Crib' cage completed the mood. NokomisBoo2

A dozen of our heartiest members worked the nights of the event for well over 50 hours' effort just in those two weekends, and four of our members put in well over 100 hours each during the year long preparation event.  Thank You to All!  We can't do it without you.

ZooBoo is Coming!

ZooBooLogoComo Zoo's Zoo Boo is coming soon.

Celebrate Halloween without the Fright

All proceeds support the plants and animals of the Como Zoo and Conservatory.  The Nokomis has been helping out with this event since 1994 (this is our 21st event).  We really want to help keep one of America's last free-admission zoos free.

Como Zoo will be transformed for ZooBoo October 18th, 19th; and October 24th – 26th. Gates Open: 4:30-7:30 p.m.

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