by Bernard Reed
Halloween, like a lot of holidays, is really just for the kids; once you reach a certain age it's nothing more than an excuse to party in a skimpy outfit. Boo at the Zoo, in its 20th year, is for those little ghouls (and their parents) who are still at the stage where they'd rather dress up like Disney characters than drape the neighborhood in toilet paper. With carnival attractions, magic shows, costume contests, haunted train rides, live music and, of course, a few glimpses at animals that come out of their cages after dark, it's a wholesome way to provide your kids with the requisite corn-syrup binge. The festivities continue through Oct. 23 and then again from Oct. 27 through Oct. 31.