A Howling Good Time
Claw your way over to the L.A. Zoo for a hair-raising Halloween shindig like no other. Thrill to classic tales of the macabre courtesy of Drama After Dark. Gasp as animals such as the komodo dragon devour their All Hallow’s Eve feasts. Hear true tales of nature’s blood-suckers, as well as creatures odd, slimy and strange. Undead (aka live) music, viciously-good victuals, psychic readings, and more spooky surprises await all who dare enter…
Eerie Event Highlights
In Drama After Dark: A Night of the Macabre with Poe and Gorey, actors of the Guild of St. George will perform haunting Edgar Allan Poe tales such as “The Raven” and “The Black Cat” and Edward Gorey’s ghastly “Gashlycrumb Tinies.” Goosebumps guaranteed.
The rockabilly beats of So-Cal Rocket Dynamics and spooky tunes spun by DJ Johnny Hawkes will have visitors shivering, shaking and quaking.
Animal keepers will enlighten the curious with fearsome feedings and terrifying talks throughout the evening.
Those guests deemed Scariest, Best Animal and Most Original in our Costume Contest will win the to-die-for grand prize: VIP behind-the-scenes docent tours.
October 24 (Friday)
7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Pre-sale (closes at 5 p.m. on Oct. 24):
$46 per person, $41 for GLAZA members
At the Door: $51 per person, $46 for GLAZA members
Ticket price includes 2 drinks
(select beer, wine or soft drinks).
You must be at least 18 years old to attend this event.
Full Schedule of Activities
Drama After Dark: A Night of the Macabre with Poe and Gorey
Edward Gorey Stories – 7:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m., & 10:30 p.m.
“The Masque of the Red Death” by Edgar Allan Poe – 8:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., & 10:00 p.m.
Winnick Family Children’s Zoo Caves
“The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe – 7:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 10:00 p.m., & 10:30 p.m.
Winnick Family Children’s Zoo Adventure Theater
“The Black Cat” by Edgar Allan Poe – 7:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m., & 10:30 p.m.
“The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allan Poe – 8:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., & 10:00 p.m.
GLAZA Grand Room
“The Pit and the Pendulum” by Edgar Allan Poe – 7:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 10:00 p.m., & 10:30 p.m.
“The Raven” and “The Oval Portrait” by Edgar Allan Poe – 7:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m., & 10:30 p.m.
“The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe – 8:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., & 10:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m. – Fearsome Feeding at Campo Gorilla Reserve
8:00 p.m. – “I Don’t Vant to Suck your Blood!” – Bat Facts with Dracula at the Swan Pond
8:30 p.m. – So-Cal Rocket Dynamics Perform at the Elephants of Asia Stage / Fearsome Feeding at Visyan Warty Pig Exhibit
8:45 p.m. – Fearsome Feeding at Archer Fish Exhibit in the LAIR
9:00 p.m. – “I Don’t Vant to Suck your Blood!” – Bat Facts with Dracula at the Swan Pond / Fearsome Feeding at Elephants of Asia
9:30 p.m. – Costume Contest at the Elephants of Asia Stage / Fearsome Feeding at Grey’s Monitor Exhibit in the LAIR
10:00 p.m. – “Scaled, Slimy, & STRANGE!” – Odd Adaptations Talk in the LAIR
10:30 p.m. – Fearsome Feeding at Dragons of Komodo
Throughout the Evening
- DJ Johnny Hawkes spinning terrifying tunes at the Elephants of Asia Stage
- Free psychic readings from the mystic fortune tellers of ESPychics at Treetops Terrace
- Have a close encounter with creatures of the creepy kind in Winnick Family Children’s Zoo (7:00 – 10:00 p.m.)
- Take a spine-tingling spin on the Tom Mankiewicz Conservation Carousel (for an additional fee)
- Use Ouija Boards and Magic 8 Balls to contact spirits from the beyond at the Haunted Hideaway
- Sink your teeth into viciously-good victuals and lurid libations available throughout the event (for an additional fee)
This event will haunt only select portions of the Zoo. To maximize chances for animal viewing, guests are encouraged to arrive early. No outside food or beverages allowed. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Price of admission includes two drink tickets.
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