Zoo Boo at the Houston Zoo is back this Halloween. Children can dress up in their favorite costume and show it off in the costume parade, paint a jack-o-lantern at the pumpkin patch, trick-or-treat at candy booths and enjoy music from a children's DJ. The event will be open on Saturdays and Sundays, October 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on October 11, 18 and 25. Special attractions will include the Tatzoo Parlor, where kids can get a temporary tattoo, the Monster Mural, where they can paint to their heart's content, the Candy Cave, where kiddies can feast their eyes (but no other body parts) on larger-than-life pieces of candy, the game stations at the Festival of Fun, and the Monster Mashquerade, where children can sing and dance around the Reflection Pool before joining in for the costume parade. Also included this year are the Zoo Boo Mystery Boxes, into which brave zoo visitors can place a hand while trying to guess what the box contains. All Zoo Boo activities are included with regular paid $14 zoo admission.
Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Starts: Oct. 11. Continues through Oct. 27, 2013