Ghouls at Grassmere means more boo for your buck

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 7:46pm
Staff reports

Monsterpiece Theatre, Scary-Go-Round and a Carn-Evil are only a few of the highlights of the 13th annual Ghouls at Grassmere Halloween celebration at the Nashville Zoo.

The nine-night event runs from 5-9 p.m. each weekend until Halloween It runs Oct. 15-17, Oct. 22-24 and Oct. 28-30.

Ghouls at Grassmere offers happy haunting and mildly spooky delights designed specifically for families with young children (under 12 years). Guests can visit 20 trick-or-treat stations along the zoo’s trick-or-treat trail, play a game at Carn-Evil and wander through the Gypsy Mystery Maze.

Just a few other fun activities include watching a show at Monsterpiece Theatre, taking a spin on the Scary-Go-Round or loading up for the always popular Haunted Hayride. The zoo’s historic home is offering a special tour showcasing the dying traditions and superstitions of the late 1800s.

Ghouls at Grassmere is $7 for members and $11 for non-members. Ride tickets are $3 for the Haunted Hayride and $2 for the Scary-Go-Round and can be purchased at the event.

For guests who want to get more boo for their buck, the zoo is introducing the Total GAG (Ghouls at Grassmere) Pass. The Total GAG Pass includes one Ghouls admission ticket and one wristband valid for rides on both the Haunted Hayride and Scary-Go-Round. The Total GAG Pass is $11 for members and $15 for non-members.

Advanced admission tickets and Total GAG Passes can be purchased at a $2 discount through the zoo’s website ( until 1 p.m. on Oct. 15 or at the zoo’s ticket booths daily before 3 p.m.