SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Zoo in Forest Park hosted its annual Spooky Safari on Saturday in Springfield.

According to a news release sent to 22News, The “Spooky Safari” gave the children a chance to do their trick-or-treating wearing their favorite costumes in a very welcoming atmosphere with the animals looking on.

A DJ for music, crafts, face painting, and story times, were all included with the price of admission. Families also left with a keepsake photo from the photo booth for an additional fee.

A virtual costume contest via The Zoo’s Facebook page was also held for attendees to win prizes. Judges from the Zoo’s staff selected winners in the categories of Funniest, Most Creative, and Best Family/Group Costume.

“Spooky Safari is always special, as it’s our last big hurrah before we close our doors for the season,” said Sarah Tsitso, executive director at The Zoo in Forest Park. “We love this event, welcoming families for a day filled with candy, crafts, entertainment, and, of course, quality time with everyone’s favorite animal friends.”

The zoo will be closing its doors in November until it re-opens in the Spring. The Spooky Safari is took place from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday. Pre-registration was required.