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Turtle Back Zoo Hosting 'Howl-O-Ween' Trick-Or-Treating

Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange.
Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange invites trick-or-treaters and their parents to its Howl-O-Ween event Thursday, Oct. 31 from 4 to 8 p.m. 

“We invite you to come to Essex County Turtle Back Zoo for our Howl-O-Ween celebration. Come dressed in your costumes and trick-or-treat in our Zoo neighborhood. The festive atmosphere will be enjoyable for both kids and their parents, and the adults will have peace of mind knowing their children are celebrating Halloween in a safe and controlled atmosphere,” Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo said.

Children are encouraged to wear their costumes to the Zoo for Howl-O-Ween. Candy stations will be set up throughout the zoo where trick or treaters can collect candy. In addition, there will be a not-so-scary train ride. 

Turtle Back Zoo will be closed on Oct. 31 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. to prepare for the event. Admission to Howl-O-Ween is $3 for Zoological Society of New Jersey members and $5 for non-members.

Turtle Back Zoo is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Regular admission is $12 for children and senior citizens, $15 for adults and free for children under 2 years. For additional information, please call 973-731-5800.

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