California Zoos


LOS ANGELES Boo at the Zoo

Every Day October 1-31, 2023, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Special entertainment and activities on weekends October 21, 22, 28 & 29, 2023
Los Angeles Zoo
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA
$22, $17 age 2-12 years

The Halloween spirit is in full swing for 31 monstrous days this October, with special weekend entertainment and activities, including open-air live shows, special animal pumpkin feedings, themed photo ops, education stations, and much more. Costumes are encouraged! Daily fun through October 31, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Guests can enjoy spooktacular sights daily. Weekends are even sweeter, with treats like open-air live shows, animal pumpkin feedings, themed photo ops, education stations, and much more. Costumes are encouraged!

Past events - info coming soon.

Spooky Stroll - Make your way down a mysterious path of hauntingly festive décor for some hair-raising photo ops.

Extinct Animal Graveyard - Honor dearly departed species and learn how you can help save at-risk wildlife today.

The LAIR - Come face-to-face with rare snakes, poisonous frogs, and venomous lizards. No decorations required for this goose bump-inducing excursion!

Wild, Weird, and Wonderful Tour - Explore the Zoo to find wacky, creepy, or funny facts about some of your favorite animals and those that might be new to you.

Weekend Adventures

'Spooktacular Science' Show - Watch as a mad scientist conjures up spine-tingling experiments, bubbling potions, and other fun surprises in his spirited lab. Performances in Adventure Theater at 2:30 p.m.

'AbracaZoo!' - Magician Brandon Scott will present AbracaZoo! Take a step into the funny side of the twilight zone where prestidigitation and illusion will delight and amaze you.

Green-Screen Photo Booth - Get a snap of yourself among some of our most Halloween-y critters. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Creepy Craft - EEK! Make a creepy crawly spider web at our craft station, or take the supplies with you to assemble at home.

Creature Treats - Watch as our animal residents enjoy seasonal treats all their own.

Education Stations - Stop by to learn some frightful facts that will delight and amaze.

California Critters - Discover the hauntingly amazing native wildlife of California by examining their bones and listening for their calls.  Some of these animals may even live in your neighborhood!
All the Better to Bite With! - Learn about the sharp teeth and fangs of carnivores - they’re frighteningly functional and have been inspiring monsters and ghouls for centuries! 
Fact or Fiction? - Animals are so awesome it’s scary! Can you tell which adaptation belongs to a fantastical beast and which two are real facts?
October 23/24 and 30/31 Only

Trick-or-treating, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Find treat stations throughout the Zoo, with palm oil-free treats and bags generously supplied by 99 Cents Only Stores! Available while supplies last.

Boo at the L.A. Zoo Upper-Level Members Preview

October 30 (Saturday)
8:30 - 10 a.m.

GLAZA members at the Family Deluxe level and above have the opportunity to experience Boo at the L.A. Zoo before the Zoo opens to the public, with exclusive shows and animal experiences. To RSVP for this exclusive morning event or upgrade your support in order to attend, please watch your email for an invitation to RSVP.

Please bring your membership card and valid photo I.D. for admission. Guest passes will not be honored for this event. This event is for Family Deluxe members and higher. Thank you for your GLAZA membership support!

A Handy Guide for Candy

How’s this for scary?
Unsustainable palm oil production is the primary threat to wild habitats in tropical regions, pushing critically endangered animals like the Bornean orangutan further toward possible extinction. You can help by making smart shopping choices, starting with Halloween candy selection. Check out the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s candy buying guide or download their handy Sustainable Palm Oil Shopping App. Through the app, you can scan a product’s barcode to find out if it’s made with unsustainable palm oil and receive suggestions for orangutan-friendly choices. Use it to guide all of your shopping selections, not just the sweet ones!

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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