Looking for a way to celebrate Halloween and make lasting memories with your family? Imagine having your young kids get the experience of trick-or-treating in the middle of a zoo with hundreds of exotic animals as company. Come participate in the most unique Halloween event in town at the annual Boo at the Zoo—an event held by Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. The weekend event will take place the last two weekends of October (October 20th-22nd, and October 28th-29th) and Halloween Day on October 31st from 4pm-8:30pm.

Each year, the staff at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo plan a exciting, safe environment for kids to come meet animals, participate in fun activities, and trick-or-treat for candy—which is made specially for the event with sustainable palm oil to help protect wild orangutans. Other features at Boo at the Zoo include Halloween decorations all over the zoo and areas to explore like a lighted pumpkin patch, a haunted fun house, and a spooky graveyard.

Established almost 100 years ago, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is an award-winning zoo that offers visitors an immersive, hands-on experience instead of just a passive viewing of animals. It’s truly is a special place that leaves people of all ages feeling closer to wildlife in a distinctive way—so if you haven’t been to the zoo or their Halloween event before, it’s definitely a place not to miss.

Thousands of children and families come out each year, so you may want to purchase your tickets in advance online—which is a new feature for 2017. Tickets will be limited, and inline tickets are cheaper. Come early or parking may be limited—because on-site parking is first come, first served. There is a free shuttle service that will be operating during the event.

For more information, check out Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s page about the event here.