Published: Oct 21, 2011 3:02 PM EDT

NAPLES, Fla.  Kids can have a wildly good time celebrating Halloween at Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens during Boo at the Zoo Saturday, October 22.   For kids up to age 12, there will be a fun costume contest along with trick or treating throughout the Zoo between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. And everyone can watch rare animals going wild “carving” pumpkins and other treats with tooth, hoof, and claw. All the fun is included in regular Zoo admission.

Scheduled events include:

3:00 p.m.    Trick-or-Treating Begins
3:00 p.m.    Safari Canyon Show Featuring Creepy Critters
3:30 p.m.    Meet the Keeper: Red River Hogs Stomp and Chomp Holiday Treats
4:00 p.m.    Meet the Keeper: Tigers  “Carving” Pumpkins with Tooth and Claw
4:30 p.m.    Holiday treats delivered to Primates on Islands
5:00 p.m.    Meet the Keeper: South African Lions “Carve” Pumpkins with Tooth and Claw
5:30 p.m.    Meet Omen the Vulture & Friends in Safari Canyon Theater
6:00 p.m.    Kids Costume Contest in Safari Canyon Theater
7:00 p.m.    Go Home and Eat Candy!

50% OFF TICKETS: With at least one child in costume, the whole family will receive 50% off regular admission. For this family-friendly event, only adults accompanied by children are permitted in costume.

The all-day pay-one-price ticket includes admission to both the nationally accredited zoo and historic garden along with all shows, tours, exhibits, and the boat ride. ($19.95 adults age 13+/ $12.95 children 3 to 12, under 3 free. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years of age). Annual memberships and the discount tickets are also available online at  The Zoo  is located at 1590 Goodlette-Frank Road across from the Coastland Center mall in the heart of Naples. To learn more, click or call (239) 262-5409. Follow the Zoo at