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Boo at the Zoo is back this Saturday

Dressed as Cinderella, Isabella Birchhill, 4, of Duluth reaches out to pet a remote controlled moose decoy during Boo at the Zoo at the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth in October 2013. The moose is a decoy used by 1854 Treaty Authority conservation officers to catch poachers. (Clint Austin /

The annual Boo at the Zoo event returns to Lake Superior Zoo on Saturday and Oct. 21, offering a chance for Northland kids and their families to trick-or-treat in costume on zoo grounds.

The event also includes a pumpkin patch, bounce houses, magic shows, a "creepy critters" animal exhibit (and a chance to see the other zoo animals), hourly costume contests, food vendors, face-painting and games. Organizers said all of the activities at Boo at the Zoo are intended to be fun for kids — not scary.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Tickets for each day are $9 in advance or $10 at the gate.

Advance tickets are available for sale online at, at the zoo at 7210 Fremont St. and at Super One Foods stores in the Northland.