“Boo at the Zoo!” Family-Friendly Halloween event for children of all ages

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buy arial, online sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”>America’s Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College is hosting its annual “Boo at the Zoo!” event on October 29 and 30, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  No tricks; just treats.  The entry fee is $8 for adults and $6 for children ages 3 to 12.  Children under the age of two are admitted for free.  Moorpark College is located at 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark, California. 

Each child in costume will receive a Zoo BINGO card upon entry. When all squares on the card are filled, they head to the kids fun zone and receive a bag o’ treats! There will also be animal shows, a costume contest, a parade, face painting, games, yummy snacks and not-so-spooky decorations.

“Guests are looking for a family friendly Halloween event and we have a great one where they can get a close look at more than 100 animals housed here at the zoo,” says Kris Romero, Zoo Operations Assistant.  “Each year we have more local families discover this gem of a zoo in their own backyard.”

Animal shows occur at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. and carnivore demonstrations and feedings begin at 3:30 p.m. There are even behind the scenes tours. For an extra $7 per person guests may tour the back areas and interact with some of the animals. Tours occur at 12:45 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. and are limited to 15 guests.  For additional information, please contact Kris Romero at 805-378-1441.

America’s Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College is the only zoo in Ventura County and is the home of the Exotic Animal Training and Management Program started in 1971. The EATM program prepares students interested in entering the expanding animal care industry. The students study zoo keeping, basic medical care, wildlife education, and training using positive methods.

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MOORPARK COLLEGE, one of three colleges in the Ventura County Community College District, was founded in 1967. It is set on 150 beautiful acres, nestled in the foothills on the southeastern flank of Ventura County, about 40 miles from UCLA, and approximately 75 miles from UC Santa Barbara. It is also a short drive from CSU Northridge, CSU Channel Islands, and California Lutheran University. Moorpark College was recognized in the Huffington Post in March of 2015 as the fourth-best community college in the nation. It has an excellent reputation for university transfer preparation, and its signature career/technical programs include nursing, radiation technology, biotechnology, and exotic animal training, which incorporates the world-renowned America’s Teaching Zoo. The college also offers a dynamic range of classes and programs in the visual and performing arts, and its pristine athletic fields and mild climate provide an excellent home for student athletes.

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