Learn what goes bump in the night at Zoo Boise at the annual “Spooktacular.” Go on a walking tour of “merry not scary” exhibits for kids, meet zoo mascots, learn about animals, enjoy a Halloween dance party and see tricks and treats from magicians Kipp Sherry and The Magic Man. Note: All the animals won’t be on display. Since it’s nighttime, the lions and tigers will be sleeping.
6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 16-17 and 23-24, and 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 18 and 25, Zoo Boise, 355 Julia Davis Drive. $7 general, $6 seniors, $4.25 children 3-11, free for 2 and younger.