Boo at the Zoo

Event Date: 
Repeats every week every Sunday and every Saturday until Sun Oct 30 2016. Also includes Mon Oct 10 2016.
Saturday, October 1, 2016 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 2, 2016 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, October 8, 2016 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 9, 2016 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Monday, October 10, 2016 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, October 15, 2016 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 16, 2016 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, October 22, 2016 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 23, 2016 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, October 29, 2016 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 30, 2016 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Event Info
Cost: 
Free with Total Experience Ticket. General Admission ticket does not include all attractions.
Recommended Age: 
All
Editor's Pick: 

One of the most popular traditions, Boo at the Zoo, is back bigger and better this year. They are hosting 13 full days of Halloween in the Bronx including long weekends. Pick out your costume and join them for the return of Jack O'Lantern Creatures, hay maze, the costume parade and more.

Jack O'Lantern Creatures
Take a walk through the illumination of hand carved and lit Jack O'Lanterns. Bats, bugs, and more.
Location: World of Darkness
Time: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Costume Parade
Pick out your best costume and march in the parade with costumed characters, including bugs and bats.
Location: Starts at Rhino Garden and extends to Grizzly Bears
Times: 12 p.m., 2 p.m.
A photo opportunity is available from 3:30–4:00 p.m. in the Dancing Crane Plaza

Pumpkin Carving
Experts from Sand Sculpture USA will be creating intricately carved pumpkins with a different theme each week.
Location: Dancing Crane Plaza
Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Speed Carving: 11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m

What do you see?
Keep your eyes peeled while visiting the animals around the park. You may spot some Halloween-themed treats.
Location: Throughout the Zoo
Time: Throughout Day

Hay Maze
Make your way through the twists and turns of our Halloween-themed hay maze. It's a fall tradition.
Location: Butterfly Patio

Treat Stations
Kids can safely trick or treat around the zoo with snacks and candies.
Location: Bug Carousel, Wild Asia Monorail, Zoo Center, Jack O'Lantern Illumination, and Dancing Crane Pavilion
Time: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Creepy Crafts 
Try your hand at your own pumpkin craft using felt, markers, or other materials. Make a magnet that you can take home.
Location: Dancing Crane Plaza
Time: 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Magic Shows
David Levitan will combine magic and humor for a kid-friendly show with plenty of participation.
Location: Tent at Grizzly Bears
Times: 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m.

Music Shows
Gigi and the Lend Me a Hand Band return to the zoo for a sing- and dance-along to bring out the spirit of the season.
Location: Tent at Grizzly Bears
Times: 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

Area/Neighborhood: 
location: 
The Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Blvd
Bronx , NY 40° 51' 1.0368" N, 73° 52' 42.9996" W
New York