This giveaway brought to you by John Ball Zoo.

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Silly, Not-Too-Spooky Fun Awaits at ZOO GOES BOO

Halloween can be a tricky holiday with younger kids. They LOVE to get dressed up and they (of course) love a sweet treat, but you don’t want to bump into anything too scary while you’re out. What’s a parent to do?!

Zoo Goes Boo is here to save the day! Kids get an extra day to wear their Halloween costumes, score more free candy, and see all the excitement the zoo has to offer.

Seeing a lion ROAR is the perfect kind of “scary” for my kids.

Lions and Tigers and Bears–OH MY!

Zoo Goes Boo gives families an opportunity to take in all the sights and sounds of the zoo while celebrating Halloween along the way. You can count on some festive decorations, lively entertainment, and fun games to try throughout the zoo.

This event is something that families look forward to every fall. There is something memorable (and a little bit silly) about looking at animals while you’re little ones are dressed up like them! Make it part of your Halloween family tradition this year!

More Details About the John Ball Zoo

While we all know and love the JBZ for the endless animals we get to check out in real life, the zoo has recently added tons of fun extras to enhance your visit. Summer camps, a bird flight show, a zoom down the zipline, and interactive animal experiences are just a few of the exciting, new things happening at the JBZ.

If you haven’t been to the JBZ in awhile, it’s worth a trip with your family to see the Red Pandas and take a ride on the Funicular. I feel like there’s always something new to check out!

Enter to WIN a Four Pack of Tickets to Zoo Goes Boo at JBZ

John Ball Zoo is giving TWO winners each a four pack of tickets to enjoy the Zoo Goes Boo with their families. Zoo Goes Boo is running October 19-21 and 26-28 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Adult tickets are $10 and children are $9 and the cost includes entrance to the zoo and free treats along the way.

 

There are three ways to get entries in for a chance to WIN by commenting on THIS article. Facebook comments do not count for entries.

1: For a first entry, leave a comment below telling us what your most memorable Halloween costume was!

2. Get a second entry by “liking” John Ball Zoo on Facebook and leave a separate comment telling us you did so. (Note: Only comments on this grkids.com article will be counted for this giveaway.)

3. Get a third entry by sharing this giveaway with friends. Leave a third and final comment below telling us how you shared.

FINE PRINT:

This giveaway will close on October 2, 2018 at midnight and the winners will be notified via email. The winner will have 24 hours to respond by email accepting the prize. No purchase necessary to enter the contest. Leaving a comment on this blog post is not a requirement of entry. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to grkids.com and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used to enter the contest and notify winners. Entrants will release Facebook from all liability. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and reside in Michigan. Only one entry per household or IP address. Entrants may also enter the contest by sending an email to win at grkids dot com containing their name, address, phone number and email address along with the words: Zoo Goes Boo Giveaway in the subject line. Grand Rapids Kids’ liability is limited to the value of the prize.

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By |2018-09-17T19:16:14+00:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: WIN|Tags: , |88 Comments

About the Author:

Caitlin Malski
Caitlin is a stay-at-home mom who enjoys dancing in the kitchen, eating breakfast foods, and reading too many books at once. She is a coffee enthusiast and lover of Lake Michigan. She lives on a small hobby farm and vineyard in Grand Haven with her husband and two young kids.

88 Comments

  1. Erin September 21, 2018 at 8:13 am - Reply

    Liked JBZ too

  2. Erin September 21, 2018 at 8:12 am - Reply

    Shared

  3. Erin September 21, 2018 at 8:11 am - Reply

    I was a die one year. I wore a painted 📦, but couldn’t fit thru the classroom 🚪 s for the school parade.

    • nastassia September 21, 2018 at 3:37 pm - Reply

      So the most memorable was 2 yrs ago I wanted to go trick or treating and costumes are too expensive for adults, so my son had a old Bat man one that he couldn’t fit and I put it on and called myself Bat Girl due to my height I had to stand on the table for him to take a Picture

      I felt Like a Super Hero

      I have like on Facebook.

  4. Samantha jones September 20, 2018 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    Shared with friends through email!

  5. Samantha jones September 20, 2018 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    Liked on Facebook!

  6. Samantha jones September 20, 2018 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    Most memorable costume is a poodle skirt and was dressed like I lived in the 50’s

  7. Kelly Gomez September 20, 2018 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    Liked JBZoo on Facebook

  8. Kelly Gomez September 20, 2018 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    My most memorable Halloween costume was last year my daughter dressed up as Winnie the Pooh.

  9. Darlene Thomas September 20, 2018 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    For generations my family and I have been going to John Ball Zoo I think it’s a wonderful idea that they have boo at the zoo.

  10. Darlene Thomas September 20, 2018 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    Four generations my family and I have been going to John Ball Zoo I think it’s a wonderful idea that they have boo at the zoo.

  11. Tiffany Kamphuis September 20, 2018 at 9:59 am - Reply

    email entry from H.T.

  12. Nicolette C. September 20, 2018 at 9:57 am - Reply

    Liked JBZ on Facebook

  13. Nicolette C. September 20, 2018 at 9:56 am - Reply

    My most memorable costume was dressing up as Jasmine as a little girl and now my daughter is dressing up as Jasmine this year!

  14. Krystal Grace-Hatfield September 20, 2018 at 9:52 am - Reply

    Shared on personal facebook and also told my co-workers with children about the event.

  15. Krystal Grace-Hatfield September 20, 2018 at 9:51 am - Reply

    Liked JBZ on facebook.

  16. Krystal Grace-Hatfield September 20, 2018 at 9:50 am - Reply

    My most memorable costume was a mouse costume my grandmother made me. My daughters still use it to play dress up!

  17. Courtney Mertel September 20, 2018 at 8:03 am - Reply

    Shared on F!

  18. Courtney Mertel September 20, 2018 at 8:02 am - Reply

    Liked on FB

  19. Courtney Mertel September 20, 2018 at 8:02 am - Reply

    A homemade olaf costume for my little girl with a tutu and storm cloud to keep it authentic! Super adorable…she even won a costume contest at the Rockford Harvest Fest

  20. Christina September 19, 2018 at 10:17 pm - Reply

    My daughters and I have gone to the Zoo goes BOO year after year—rain or shine—cold or warm. Most memorable costume would have to be my youngest with her “kitty” costume—it’s the costume that’s keeps on giving!! It was once a big, baggy, warm thing…. over the years it has somehow became smaller & smaller on her 🤔 (she LOVES that thing)!! 🤷🏼‍♀️😳😜

  21. Stephanie Desai September 19, 2018 at 9:11 pm - Reply

    I dressed up as a man in a suit, top hat, briefcase, and fake mustache… two years in a row. 🤣

  22. Katie D. September 19, 2018 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    Shared on fb!

  23. Katie D. September 19, 2018 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    Liked jbz on fb!

  24. Katie D. September 19, 2018 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    I was a candle and everyone thought I was the devil. My religious parents were horrified 😂

  25. virginia September 19, 2018 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    Most memorable costume was when my grandson was Thomas the Train..

  26. Kristen Carter September 19, 2018 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    Liked JBZ on the Facebooks.

  27. Kristen Carter September 19, 2018 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    Most memorable costume was Beetlejuice when I was 6 years old. Yes, I was weird. Lol!

  28. NICHOLAS j LANDRY September 19, 2018 at 7:44 pm - Reply

    Shared email with friends.

  29. NICHOLAS j LANDRY September 19, 2018 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    Liked jbz on Facebook.

  30. NICHOLAS j LANDRY September 19, 2018 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    My favorite costume was when my son was dragon when he was 1 year old.

  31. Jennifer Nobert September 19, 2018 at 7:42 pm - Reply

    Liked JBZ

  32. Jennifer Nobert September 19, 2018 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    Most memorable costume was an upside-down man

  33. Kari September 19, 2018 at 10:02 am - Reply

    I already like John ball zoo on Facebook and I just shared the post. Thanks for the opportunity to win 4 tickets to zoo goes boo. We’ve been to the zoo many times but not for Halloween. I’m sure my kids would absolutely love it.

  34. Kari September 19, 2018 at 10:00 am - Reply

    My kids most memorable costumes were tinker bell for my oldest and a TY beanie baby for my youngests first Halloween.

  35. Sue Sandusky September 19, 2018 at 9:11 am - Reply

    most memorable customer were space costumes. Won first prize

  36. Erin September 19, 2018 at 12:56 am - Reply

    Shared to fb

  37. Erin September 19, 2018 at 12:54 am - Reply

    I liked jbz on fb 🙂

  38. Erin September 19, 2018 at 12:51 am - Reply

    I was a lion tamer when I was 11, with a real whip, but it got taken from me because my brother wouldn’t stop whipping me with it— that’s pretty memorable. 🤷‍♀️

  39. Lisa Gruchow September 18, 2018 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    Liked john ball zoo on facebook

  40. Lisa Gruchow September 18, 2018 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    Most memorable costume was a hobo. We used whatever we had when we were kids.

  41. Debra September 18, 2018 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    Shared on FB

  42. Debra September 18, 2018 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    Liked John Ball Zoo on FB

  43. Debra September 18, 2018 at 8:33 pm - Reply

    Most memorable halloween costume was a mad scientist in elementary school

  44. Sarah September 18, 2018 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    Liked on Facebook

  45. Sarah September 18, 2018 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    My most memorable Halloween costume was a purple crayon.

  46. Denise Herman September 18, 2018 at 8:18 pm - Reply

    Shared publicly on my FB page!

  47. Denise Herman September 18, 2018 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    I liked John Ball Zoo on FaceBook!!

  48. Denise Herman September 18, 2018 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    Most memorable costume when I was a kid was Casper the Ghost! 🙂

  49. Brooke September 18, 2018 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    Liked John Ball Zoo on Facebook and shared on Facebook.

  50. Brooke September 18, 2018 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    My most memorable Halloween costume was when I was a present. My mom and I worked so hard on the costume, then Halloween I was so sick only made it to 2 houses before having to go home and go to bed.

  51. Lynde Szczembara September 18, 2018 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    Liked on Facebook

  52. Lynde Szczembara September 18, 2018 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    My most memorable Halloween costume was a princess on a horse, my grandma actually made a whole stuffed horse that it looked like I was riding.

  53. Marykate Ronan September 18, 2018 at 5:23 pm - Reply

    My son made a very cute mummy for his first halloween. My husband and I did a pulp fiction couples costume one year. I planned a year in advance!

  54. Breann Bonga September 18, 2018 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    The most memorable Halloween costume woukd be when my son was a traffic light.

  55. Kerri B September 18, 2018 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    Shared on fb

  56. Kerri B September 18, 2018 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    Liked the JBZ fb page

  57. Kerri B September 18, 2018 at 3:08 pm - Reply

    My most memorable Halloween costume was ten years ago when hubby and I were in Vegas and dressed up as mr and Mrs Freddie krueger 😉

  58. Misty Bucther September 18, 2018 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    Most favorite Halloween costume was my first daughter on her first Halloween was sock hop girl, complete with a poodle skirt, leather and jackets and neck scarf! She just turned 12 and I still can'[t bring myself to give the costume away!!

  59. Barb Squires September 18, 2018 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    Shared on Facebook

  60. Barb Squires September 18, 2018 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    Like John Ball Zoo

  61. Barb Squires September 18, 2018 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    My most memorable one was the year my son dressed up as Larry the cucumber from Veggie Tales. And his sister was a glow bug that glowed in the dark

  62. Denise September 18, 2018 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    Shared via email with friends and family

  63. Denise September 18, 2018 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    Liked

  64. Denise September 18, 2018 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    My most memorable was being a giant blue m&m complete with the giant white gloves.

  65. Kelly Root September 18, 2018 at 9:52 am - Reply

    Shared 🤞🏻

  66. Kelly Root September 18, 2018 at 9:52 am - Reply

    Liked Zoo site on Facebook 🤞🏻

  67. Kelly Root September 18, 2018 at 9:51 am - Reply

    My daughters favorite costume was when she was a little skunk. Love my stink and she would love your zoo!

  68. Jonna Grostick September 18, 2018 at 9:36 am - Reply

    Shared on facebook

  69. Jonna Grostick September 18, 2018 at 9:35 am - Reply

    Liked on facebook

  70. Jonna Grostick September 18, 2018 at 9:32 am - Reply

    My most memorable halloween costume was when i was around 6 and I was a bpumpkin I remember my mom stuffing me with newspapers.

  71. Taylor September 18, 2018 at 9:24 am - Reply

    Liked on Facebook!

  72. Taylor September 18, 2018 at 9:24 am - Reply

    The costume that I remember most was when I was around 5 and was a Barbie cheerleader!

  73. Amanda agema September 18, 2018 at 9:03 am - Reply

    My parents made me a raggity Ann costume and my kids coolest costumes were army and my daughter was a zebra we made. We love boo at the zoo. 😊😊

  74. Amanda agema September 18, 2018 at 9:02 am - Reply

    Shared on fb

  75. Stacey b September 18, 2018 at 7:40 am - Reply

    Shar d on Facebook

  76. Stacey b September 18, 2018 at 7:40 am - Reply

    Liked jbz on Facebook

  77. Stacey b September 18, 2018 at 7:39 am - Reply

    Most memorable costume was when my daughter was a baby I made her an adorable Delmation dog costume. Then my husband and we’re fire fighters.

  78. Jen September 18, 2018 at 7:21 am - Reply

    My kids were Dory an Nemo one year! It was adorable 🙂

  79. Jen September 18, 2018 at 7:21 am - Reply

    Liked on fb

  80. Lisa September 18, 2018 at 7:10 am - Reply

    Liked John Ball Zoo on facebook

  81. Lisa September 18, 2018 at 7:08 am - Reply

    My most memorable costume was when I was a deer!

  82. Danielle September 18, 2018 at 6:08 am - Reply

    I already like John Ball zoo of FB.

  83. Danielle September 18, 2018 at 6:08 am - Reply

    A parrot costume has been my best 🙂

  84. Jamie September 18, 2018 at 5:56 am - Reply

    Shared on Facebook

  85. Jamie September 18, 2018 at 5:54 am - Reply

    Already like JBZ on Facebook

  86. Jamie September 18, 2018 at 5:54 am - Reply

    My mom made me a Carmen Miranda costume out of paper plates when I was around 9…it was interesting

  87. virginia September 17, 2018 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    Shared with friends.

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