TOY DRIVE: Help the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver this holiday season! (Together 4 Colorado Toy Drive)

By Tori Mason

DENVER (CBS4)– Things are about to get a little creepy at the Denver Zoo! Forget about wild animals and focus on the spooky side.

Animal and dinosaur-shaped sculptures made out of artificial pumpkins are set up inside the zoo to celebrate DINOS! After Dark and Boo At The Zoo.

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The sculptures are impressive during the day, but they really shine at night. The grooves of the carvings are wired with lights to give the illusion of patterns and textures.

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DINOS! After Dark runs throughout October. Adult-only nights are every Thursday and family-friendly nights are on Fridays and Saturdays.

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In addition to the animals, zoo lovers ages 21 and up can enjoy live music and some brew on adult-only nights. Guests can purchase tickets to the Beer Garden, where local breweries will offer samples of their fall beers.

Adult night pricing is $17 for general admission and $25 for a Taster Ticket. The Taster Ticket includes 10 samples from the Beer Garden, which features several local breweries each week.

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To add to the fun, adults are encouraged to come in costume to match themes every Thursday.

October 5: Bedrock Beasts and Beauties theme night
October 12: 80’s theme night
October 19: Rock Stars & Party Animals theme night
October 26: Halloween theme night

Family nights will have pumpkin carving demonstrations, scavenger hunts and a live fire show.

Pricing for non-members is $17 adult (ages 12-64); $14 senior; $12 children (ages 3-11); ages 2 and under free. Pricing for members is $11 adult; $9 senior; $7 children; ages 2 and under free.

The 33rd annual Boo At The Zoo offers trick-or-treat stations, creepy crawly animal demonstrations and exciting family-friendly entertainment at the Denver Zoo the last two weekends in October.

Tori Mason is an award-winning reporter for CBS4 This Morning. Follow her on Twitter @ToriMasonTV.

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