Family friendly activities

By Reporter

Deseret News

Published: Sunday, Oct. 24 2010 4:53 p.m. MDT

Hogle Zoo, 2600 E. Sunnyside Ave., presents "Boo! At the Zoo," Oct. 30, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Children 12 and under are invited to trick-or-treat at booths set up around the zoo. Tickets are $9 for adults, $7 for senior citizens and children and free for children 2 and under.

Tracy Aviary, 589 E. 1300 S., is having a "Halloween Hoot," Oct. 30-31, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Come enjoy "spooktacular" bird shows, costume parade and crafts. Admission is half price for those who come in costume. Regular rates are $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and students over 13, $3 for children ages 4-12 and free for children under 3. (www.traceyaviary.org).

LIBRARIES AND BOOKSTORES

The American West Heritage Center presents "Spooktaculary Storytelling." The storytime will be held at the Davis County Library Farmington Branch, 38 S. 100 E., Farmington, Oct. 25, 7 p.m.; Davis County Library Kaysville Branch, 44 N. Main St., Kaysville, Oct. 26, 7 p.m. and Davis County Library Centerville Branch, 45 S. 400 W., Centerville, Oct. 26, 7 p.m.

What's in the Haunted Old House? a Halloween sing along, will be held at the Holladay Library, 2150 E. Murray-Holladay Road, Oct. 25, 7 p.m.; Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 W., Oct. 26, 7 p.m.; Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West Road, Oct. 30, 11 a.m. and Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., Oct. 30, 2 p.m.

The Smith Library, 810 E. 3300 S., will host "Ginger's Spooky Tales" with Ginger Parkinson, professional storyteller, Oct. 27, 7 p.m.

Millie the Witch Storytime will be held at the Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 S., Oct. 28, 11 a.m. and the Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Fort Union Bvld., Oct. 29, 4 p.m. Children ages 5 and older can come dressed in their costumes to learn songs, listen to stories and participate in crafts.

The Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 E., will host a special storytime, "Boo to You," Oct. 30, 2 p.m.

Pumpkin Time, a special storytime to celebrate Halloween, will be held at the Day-Riverside Library, 1575 W. 1000 N., Oct. 29, 11 a.m. and the Sweet Library, 455 F St., Oct. 30, 11 a.m.

Family Storytime, Mondays, 7 p.m., Salt Lake Main Library, 210 E. 400 South; Mondays, 7 p.m., Sprague Library, 2131 S. 1100 East (801-524-8234 or www.slcpl.org)

Book Baby, Mondays, 11 a.m., Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West; also Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m., Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East; also Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m., Salt Lake Main Library, 210 E. 400 South (801-524-8234; www.slcpl.org)

Kids' Corner Storytime, Saturdays, 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 5249 S. State, Murray, free (www.bn.com)

Storytime, Tuesdays and Fridays, 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 1104 E. 2100 South, free (www.bn.com)

Preschool Storytime, Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 10180 S. State, Sandy, free; also Bedtime Storytime, Fridays, 7 p.m., free (www.bn.com)

Small Fry Storytime, Wednesdays, 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 7157 Plaza Center Drive, West Jordan, free; also Pajama Storytime, Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., free (www.bn.com)

Pajama Party Storytime, Thursdays, 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 7119 S. 1300 East, Midvale, free; also Greatest Storytime in Town, Saturdays, 1 p.m., free (www.bn.com)

ONGOING ATTRACTIONS

This Is the Place Heritage Park, 2601 E. Sunnyside Ave., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., (801-582-1847, www.thisistheplace.org)

Hogle Zoo, 2600 E. Sunnyside Ave., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $9 adults, $7 senior citizens and children 3-12, children younger than 2 are admitted free (801-582-1631 or www.hoglezoo.org)

Tracy Aviary, Monday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., 589 E. 1300 South (801-596-8500 or www.tracyaviary.com)

Pioneer Memorial Museum, Monday-Saturday, 300 N. Main, Salt Lake City, free (801-532-6479 or www.dupinternational.org)

The Living Planet, Sunday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., 725 E. 10600 South (801-355-3474 or www.thelivingplanet.com)

Clark Planetarium, 100 S. 400 West, many activities are free (801-456-7827 or www.clarkplanetarium.org)

Wheeler Historic Farm, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 6351 S. 900 East (801-264-2241 or www.wheelerfarm.com)

Utah Museum of Natural History, 1390 S. Presidents Circle, first Monday of the month is free (801-581-4303 or www.umnh.com)

Children's art workshops, the third Saturday of the month, 2 p.m., Utah Museum of Fine Arts, U., prices vary (801-581-7332 or umfa.utah.edu)

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