Boo at the Zoo

Oct 25 - 26

Julie Larsen Maher © WCS

Don't miss our annual Halloween event. Watch the baboons play with pumpkins, meet a Wildlife Witch, make a spider craft, visit the Spooky Barn, 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.

Schedule of Events

Nocturnal Animals
Learn about mysterious creatures of the night from our Volunteer Educators.
Time: 11:00 a.m. & 3:30 p.m., Hall of Animals

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: Hall of Animals Theater

Costumed Characters
Creepy creatures will be available for photo-ops around the zoo. Meet all of them to complete your scavenger hunt and get a prize!
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. A special Halloween guest 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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