Boo at the Zoo: Dragons and Dinosaurs
Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 11:00am to 5:00pm
Repeating every week — Sunday, and Saturday through Sunday, November 3, 2013
Also on Monday, October 14, 2013
|Where:||The Bronx Zoo 2300 Southern Blvd, Bronx NY|
|Cost:||Free with Total Experience Ticket|
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The dinosaurs at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo refuse to go extinct as the Dinosaur Safari has been extended by popular demand and will remain open throughout the zoo’s annual Boo at the Zoo festivities. Boo at the Zoo: Dragons and Dinosaurs will also feature the Bronx Zoo’s newest animal exhibit – komodo dragons – which will open at Zoo Center just in time for the Halloween season.
Five full weekends of Halloween-themed entertainment and activities, including Columbus Day. All attractions and activities embrace the spirit of the season while highlighting wildlife and conservation. Annual favorites including a haunted walk-through adventure – The Museum of UnNatural Mysteries – headline the festivities and have been enhanced for this year’s Dragons and Dinosaurs theme. Visitors will enjoy magic shows, musical performances, and costume parades in addition to traditional guest favorites including the hay maze, extinction graveyard, and seasonal craft workshops.
Some of the activities are included below:
The Museum of UnNatural Mysteries: This Museum, created by Dr. B. Zarre, houses a remarkable collection of mysterious creatures, evidence of how the dinosaurs were destroyed, and anomalies collected from earth and space. Dr. B. Zarre has amassed this through years of exploration and adventure and brought this fascinating “believe it or not” collection as a special exhibition exclusive to the Bronx Zoo. Location: By Somba Village Time: 11:00 am- 5:00 pm
Dinosaur Safari: Extended by popular demand, the exhibit includes more than 20 life-like animatronic dinosaurs that are up to 40 feet long which snarl, roar and spit. The narrated ride runs through a two-acre area of the zoo and highlights some of the similar physical and behavioral adaptations many prehistoric species share with modern-day wildlife. A guide helps identify the dinosaurs and explains how animals at the Bronx Zoo use similar adaptations to survive in the wild.Location: Boarding at Fordham Parking Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
3-D Carved Pumpkin Demonstrations: Professional pumpkin carvers from Sand Sculpture USA will be demonstrating their skill and displaying intricate pumpkin carvings that cannot be missed. Location: Dancing Crane Plaza Time: 11 am-5 pm
Costume Parade: Visitors can join the enchantment of a Halloween Parade. Hand-made puppets and props built by master costumers will be part of the fun as participants march through the zoo alongside an array of characters from the Alice Farley Dance Company. Location: Starts at Zoo Center Time: 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm. Photos will be available at the end of each performance.
Musical Theater: Beasts of the Magical World: This puppetry musical tells stories of owls and sorcerers, snakes, komodo dragons and frogs and magic. It was created by acclaimed puppeteer Noel MacNeal of Sesame Street, Bear in the Big Blue Hous, and numerous Nickelodeon TV series. Puppets were created by Puppet Kitchen of NYC. Music by Jim Camacho. Location: Asia Plaza Theater Timing: 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm
Hay Maze: Let yourself get lost at the zoo with a Halloween maze filled with sudden starts, stops and lots of adventure. Location: Butterfly Patio Time: 11:00 am– 5 pm
Live Music: Gigi and the Lend me a Hand Band will lead zoo audiences on a musical adventure with the Gigi’s Dino-mite Prehistoric Party. Audiences will be invited to participate in animal-themed musical performances, songs and dances, and games. Location: Tent by bear exhibit Time: 11:30 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm
Animal Themed Magic Show: Enjoy a Boo at the Zoo family tradition with remarkable slight-of-hand and optical illusions from magic man David Levitan. Location: Tent by bear exhibit Time: 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm
Treat Stations: Special locations around the park will help sweeten your visit. Time: 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Crafts Workshop : Make a one-of-a-kind kimodo dragon puppet. Location: Dancing Crane Plaza Time: 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Extinct Animal Graveyard : Learn about endangered and extinct animals at this spooky display. Location: Mouse House lawn.