Annual event offers seasonal activities.

Pint-sized pumpkins, princesses and other costumed cuties can collect treats and participate in special activities at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium for the next two weekends. 

Boo at the Zoo will be held Oct. 20-22 and 27-29. Hours are 5-9 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays. 

The annual “merry-not-scary” event includes meet-and-greets with Batman, Wonder Woman and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; storytimes; a hay maze; treat stations; the wizard-themed Frogwortz Academy; pumpkin carving; and pumpkin smash animal enrichment activities. 

Some zoo favorites will have special seasonal themes, including the carousel, train ride, Animals on Safari show and diver demonstrations in Discovery Reef. 

Costumes are encouraged as long as they adhere to the zoo’s policy. For costume restrictions and showtimes, go to columbuszoo.org/home/visit/plan-your-visit/event-calendar.