BUFFALO, N.Y. — With October officially underway, the Buffalo Zoo is decorated for Halloween and launching a series of celebrations for both kids and grown-ups.
Children are encouraged to dress up in costumes and try out the new corn maze during the "Celebrate Halloween!" trick-or-treating events, which run every weekend through the end of the month. You can learn more and get your tickets in advance on the Buffalo Zoo website.
New this year, "The Boo Bash" is an after hours Halloween party just for the 21- and up crowd. It's happening from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. on October 8-10, and will feature a trail of treats with six cocktail and food tasting stations. The event also includes a DJ and entertainers including magicians and sword swallower. Costumes are encouraged.
Tickets for the Boo Bash are on sale now a the Buffalo Zoo website for $75 per adult and $40 for designated driver. Tickets include food and drink costs. Space is limited and face masks will be required at indoor spaces.
All of this is happening as zoo staff is carefully watching Tashi the rhino, who has been pregnant for close to 15 months and is expected to deliver her baby sometime in the next few weeks.
"Tashi's an experienced mom in the past," said Communications Manager Christian Dobosiewicz. "We're excited, our team has been watching her an monitoring her daily. Stay tuned to our social media. We'll give a ton of updates as the process moves on."