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San Diego Zoo HalGLOWeen

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays in October 2023, 5-9 p.m. Your 1 day admission ticket gets you in 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Normal hours are 9 a.m-6 p.m. when HalGLOWeen is not taking place

San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park
2920 Zoo Drive
San Diego, CA
$69  admission,


Actual HalGLOWeen dates: October 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 & 29, 2023

San Diego Zoo Tickets

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

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.


Boolamoves at 5, 6, 7, and 8 p.m. (30 minutes) at Front Street Stage area. Youth and family fun, games and prizes take place between 30 minute rocking musical sets by The Skeleton Band dressed in skeleton costumes. 

Zoo Crew Boo Crew 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 p.m. (30 minutes) Mercado along Front Street includes scarecrow stilt-walkers.

Python Path Reptile House, Front Street in a whole new light. DJ plays hits of the season from the Oasis Stage.

WILDLIFE EXPLORERS BASECAMP Featured Creatures 5:15, 6:15, and 7:15 p.m. (15 minutes) introduces animal friends with a  spooky reputation.

The Spiders' W.E.B. 5-9 p.m. (Continuous) Desert Dunes, Wildlife Explorers Basecamp. Acrobatic spider performers show off their skills as they hover overhead, bringing an arachnid glow.

The GLOW-Gos 7-9 p.m. (Every 10 minutes) Busy Bee Patio, Wildlife Explorers Basecamp. Squash, Gourdon, and Alicia animated, neon pumpkin singing group.

OUTBACK Spooky Revue 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 p.m. (15 minutes) Sydney's Grill, Outback. Host Scare D. Cat's with kooky acts—unicyclists, aerialists, jugglers, and acrobats—in this glowing variety show.

San Diego Zoo Boo Crew of Dr. Harry & Friends 5:45, 6:50, and 7:55 p.m. (20 minutes) at OutbackBoardwalk Beer Garden are dressed in their Halloween finest and ready to trick or treat!

Organ player Dusty Keys at 5, 6:05, 7:10, and 8:15 p.m. (45 minutes) Boardwalk Beer Garden, Outback. The eerie  keyboardist with tunes from beyond.

AFRICA ROCKS Dr. Zoolittle's Tricks & Treats 5, 6, 7, and 8 p.m. (30 minutes) features interactive games and costume fun

Bubble Dance Party 5-9 p.m. (continuous) at Hua Mei Plaza. The DJ plays Halloween hits for count down to the release of billions of bubbles several times every hour.

Dia de los Muertos Mariachi 5, 6, 7, and 8 p.m. (30 minutes) at Sabertooth Mexican Grill, Elephant Odyssey  (not available October 22)

As the sun goes down each weekend, 5- 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 reminiscent of what you may see at places such as Disneyland during its festive holidays.  

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 2022.

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 San Diego Zoo's 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.

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

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