COLUMBIA -- Treat your family to 10 wild nights of Halloween fun with the return of "Boo at the Zoo" at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden beginning on Friday, Oct. 20.

The spooktacular event offers guests safe, affordable, family-friendly fun. Trick-or-treat throughout the zoo, frolic in Frankenstein's Foam Zone, the Spooky Safari and rock the night away at Mummy's Eeky Freaky Dance Party.

For an additional charge, guests also are invited to roast marshmallows, take a spin on the Haunted Carousel or hop aboard the Spooky Spots and Stripes Railroad.

"Boo at the Zoo" will take place – rain or shine – from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 20-30. Tickets are limited and should be purchased in advance. Advance admission is $9 for Riverbanks members and $11 for the general public. Children under 2 will be admitted free. Should tickets remain on any night of the event, those will be sold for $13 at the gate.

Trick-or-treating is reserved for kids 12 and under; children are encouraged to bring their own reusable bags or containers. Costumes also are encouraged. Adults may wear costumes, but will not be admitted with masks that cover the face. Parking for the event is available on the Zoo side only.