The Buttonwood Park Zoo incorporated a modified costume contest into today's final Boo at the Zoo event. Contestants could participate by picking up numbers when they first entered the zoo. The judges took a photo of each contestant at their station from 10:30 to 11:30, 12:30 to 1:30, and 2:30 to 3:30. The kiddos had a chance to really show off their costumes and it was adorable.

I wasn't a judge for the costume contest, but I did feel like enjoying one last Halloween activity before we officially transition to the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. I wasn't disappointed.

So many great costumes and some families pulled themes together perfectly.

Boo at the Zoo 2019

Baby Shark, Mommy Shark, and Daddy Shark were very excited to be spending time together at the zoo. I wasn't surprised to find them looking at the fish in the rainforest exhibit. I don't think they were looking for lunch, though.

I'm pretty sure that Luke and Leia were actually twins, which is awesome. So darn cute.

The winners of the costume contest will be announced on the Buttonwood Park Zoo's Facebook page at 4:30 on Saturday, November 2.

Prizes are awarded in the following categories:

  • Best Animal Costume
  • Most Creative Costume
  • Cutest Costume
  • Best Parent/Child Combination Costume

Families that stopped by for the final Boo at the Zoo event had a chance to explore 10 trick-or-treat stations, experience Halloween-themed animal enrichment, up-close personal encounters with the zoo’s animal ambassadors, unlimited rides and fall-themed crafts and activities for children of all ages.