Boo at the Zoo

Oct 26 - 27

Julie Larsen Maher © WCS

Don’t miss our annual Halloween event. Watch the baboons play with pumpkins, meet a Wildlife Witch, visit the mad scientist’s lab, and boogie to some Halloween tunes with the sea lions. Join in a Halloween parade at the end of each day, and snap a photo with our costumed creatures along the way. Our pirate scavenger hunt might even lead you to a tasty treasure, but try not to walk the plank!

Schedule of Events

Bat Chats
Learn all about Rodriguez fruit bats in our nocturnal creatures exhibit.
Time: 11:00 a.m. & 3:30 p.m., Animals in our Lives

Pumpkins for the Baboons
Watch our baboons have a smashing good time when they receive their Halloween pumpkins!
Time: 2:30 p.m.

Wildlife Witch Shows
Enjoy a magical play about creepy creatures and witch potions. Live animal encounters are part of the fun. 
Time: 12:30, 1:30, 2:00, 3:15, 3:45 & 4:30 p.m.
Location: Animals in our Lives Theater

Costumed Characters
Creepy creatures will be available for photo-ops around the zoo. Meet all of them to complete your scavenger hunt and collect a treasure!
Time: 11:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Discovery Center Activities
This interactive education center will be decorated for Halloween and open both days, with games and crafts for kids. Mother Goose might even stop by for story time!
Time: 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Spooky Barn
Older children will go wild for our frighteningly fun barn, where spooky creatures and characters lurk! 
Time: Noon–3:30 p.m.

Face Painting
Get into the spirit of the holiday with colorful face painting.
Time: Noon–3:00 p.m.

Costume Parade & Dance Party
Kids in costume can march in a costume parade and enjoy a dance party at the Sea Lion Court. 
Time: Parade participants meet at 3:45 p.m. at the barn; Dance party follows the 4:00 p.m. sea lion feed

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