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Posted on: September 6, 2017

[ARCHIVED] 9/6/2017 - Greenville Zoo Announces Future Scholar as Title Sponsor of 2017 Boo in the Zoo

The Greenville Zoo today announced Future Scholar as the 2017 title sponsor of Boo in the Zoo, the Greenville Zoo’s signature Halloween event. Future Scholar Boo in the Zoo takes place October 20-22 & 27-29 and will feature more than 20 trick-or-treat stations; character photo opportunities, including princesses and superheroes; an extinct species graveyard and a Not Very Scary House sponsored by ScanSource. The event site will also include a new area called Dragon Alley.

Event hours are 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free for Member Adults (age 15+), $7 for Member Trick-or-Treaters, $6 for Non-member Adults and $8 for Non-member Trick-or-Treaters. Admission for Boo Babies (age 0-2) is free. Corporate group rates are also available.

Tickets go on sale September 11 and can be purchased at the Greenville Zoo ticket booth or online at Children must be accompanied by an adult and everyone is invited to come in costume. For safety reasons, attendees are asked not to bring plastic pumpkins, Halloween bags or sacks. Instead, the zoo will provide special commemorative trick-or-treat bags.

The Greenville Zoo will again offer a free park and ride service to transport attendees from County Square to the Greenville Zoo and back, with buses running continuously between the two locations from one hour before the event until 9 p.m. Attendees are strongly encouraged to utilize the free service, as parking will not be permitted on Woodland Way or Woodland Way Circle and parking in Cleveland Park is limited.

“There are plenty of things to get you spooked around Halloween time, but saving for college does not have to be one of them!” said South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis. “As this year’s title sponsor for Boo in the Zoo, Future Scholar, which is South Carolina’s only tax-advantaged 529 college savings plan, is happy to give South Carolina families a treat, as well as tricks for saving. With over $3 billion in total assets and more than 140,000 accounts, Future Scholar has proven to be the smart way to save for college in our state. We are thrilled to partner with the Greenville Zoo and bring value to those who attend. Our booth will be the first trick-or-treat stop—we encourage families to stop by to see how non-scary college savings can be.”

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Beth Rusch

Business Administrator


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