Don’t miss Boo at the L.A. Zoo!

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The Los Angeles Zoo goes wild this October with the return of Boo at the L.A. Zoo, presented by 99 Cents Only Stores, featuring Halloween decor, a spooky stroll with photo ops, an extinct-animal graveyard, and other weird and wacky animal facts and educational opportunities. Weekends include special animal feedings, merry-not-scary entertainment, take-home crafts, and, during the last two weekends in October, trick-or-treat candy stations scattered throughout the Zoo grounds.

Daily fun through October 31, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

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! My son and I had the opportunity to check out the Zoo today and loved the Spooky Stroll!

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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.

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  • 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?

Upcoming Animal Pumpkin Feedings

October 23
Hippos 11:30 a.m.
Aldabra tortoise in the South America section at 1:30 p.m.

October 24
Howler monkeys in Rainforest of the Americas at 11:30 a.m.
Red River hogs at 1:30 p.m.

October 30
Peccaries at 11:30 a.m.
Jaguars at 1:30 p.m.

October 31
Snow leopards at 11:30 a.m.
Elephants at 1:30 p.m.

To learn more about this spooktacular event, please visit

WHEN:  Oct. 1-31, 2021

WHERE:  Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, Ca. 90027 

COST:  Activities are included with the purchase of admission

Self Disclosure: I had the opportunity to visit the L.A. Zoo to facilitate this post. Information was also received for posting.

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