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AutumnNights Light Show and Boo-at-the-Zoo at CALM

Kern County Superintendent of Schools

Tickets are now available for purchase online at http://www.calmzoo.org for CALM’s inaugural AutumnNights by Lightasmic. The event will be held every Thursday through Sunday from Oct. 6 to Oct. 30, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.). Tickets are $15 for adults (16+), $12 for children (4-15) and children 3 and under are free.

CALM has partnered with the Kern County Soccer Park, which is just west of the zoo, to accommodate parking for AutumnNights. Guests will park at soccer park and be shuttled to CALM to enjoy a short walk to the gates.

AutumnNights is a family-friendly, Halloween-themed light show that takes place in the zoo grounds. Guests are invited to take a ride on the Candy Corn Express Train, explore a variety of illuminated fall-themed lands or get lost in the Craze Maze. Take your photos with the Pumpkin Mayor after making a journey through the Bayou or stop by the gift store to purchase your favorite CALM gear. Concessions will be presented by Teen Challenge. A variety of dinner options and fall-themed desserts like kettle corn, churros and dumplings will be available for purchase.

Boo-at-the-Zoo returns

Now in its 17th year, Boo-at-the-Zoo will return on Oct. 22 and 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission for kids 3-12 years old is just $4 (kids must be accompanied by an adult). Admission for adults is $10 and seniors 60+ are $7. As always, CALM members are free. Tickets are available at the door, only.

This is NOT your typical trick-or-treat event. Instead, there will be spooktacular games to play for prizes, festive decorations, and several of the animals will receive a treat-filled Jack-o’-lantern!

Unlimited rides on the Central California Children’s Railroad are only $2. Food services available for purchase from Hunsaker Brothers or guests are welcome to bring their own picnic lunch. Boo-at-the- Zoo is a safe, kid-friendly event that’s fun for everyone. Goblins of all ages are encouraged to wear costumes.