California Zoos


San Diego Zoo Halloween "HalGLOWeen"

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, Oct. 1 -Oct. 31, 2021 - 5 pm. - 9 p.m.

San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park
2920 Zoo Drive
San Diego, CA
$Free with admission,

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Located in Balboa Park
2920 Zoo Drive
San Diego, CA
Free with admission,

SD Zoo's 'HalGLOWeen' Halloween Extravaganza is described as a glittering, glowing spectacular. Expanded to five fun-filled weekends-Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, the event hopes to allow families more time to encounter remarkable wildlife in diverse habitats, HalGLOWeen entertainment and experiences.

As the sun goes down each weekend, from 5 to 9 p.m., guests can enjoy live music, performances, and interactive games.

Costume fun is hosted by Dr. Zoolittle.  Guests can meet and greet the Zoo’s Boo Crew, as Dr. Harry and Friends don their Halloween finery

Seasonal treats at eateries throughout the Zoo are reminscent of what you may see at places such as Disneyland during its festive holidays.  

This year, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is celebrating kids in a big way during October’s Kids Free Month, by offering activities and experiences for the whole family at the nonprofit conservation organization’s two wildlife parks.

Throughout the entire month of October, kids ages 11 and younger receive free admission to the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and can take part in special October weekend activities, such as unique entertainment, culinary delights and one-of-a-kind encounters with wildlife.

HALGLOWEEN: What activities happen during HalGLOWeen?
HalGLOWeen includes a variety of special activities and entertainment, including a DJ, acrobats, glow-in-the-dark hula hoops, puppets, costumed characters, and Halloween decor. The entire Zoo grounds will be open during HalGLOWeen, scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout October 2021.

HALGLOWEEN: Can I wear a costume to the Zoo during this event?
Ages 11 years and younger may dress in their favorite family friendly Halloween costume as long as the costumes adhere to our costume guidelines.

Costumes must be child friendly and not obstructive, offensive, or violent. These guests may wear masks, however masks must not obstruct vision and eyes must be visible at all times. Costumes must not drag on the ground. Accessories should not contain fake fingernails, and costumes must not contain sharp objects, pointed objects, or materials that may accidentally strike another guest or employee. Costumes cannot contain any weapons that may resemble, or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon. Acceptable accessories include transparent wings, plastic light sabers, and tutus. Please, no small costume pieces such as sequins, or tiny things that could fall off and get into an animal habitat.

San Diego Zoo Global reserves the right to deny admission or to remove any person wearing attire that is considered inappropriate or attire that could detract from the experience of other guests. Guests who do not adhere to these guidelines may be refused entry unless their costume can be modified to meet the above standards.

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

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