October 9, 2018

Fearsome Feedings, Boo-tiful Photos Ops, a Spooky Stroll, Pumpkin Carvings, and Other Fang-tastic Fun Can be Experienced Every Weekend in October

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This Halloween season, BOO AT THE L.A. ZOO invites guests to feed their imaginations with skin crawling fun and spooktacular learning throughout the entire month of October, beginning Monday, October 1, and continuing through Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Proudly sponsored by 99 Cents Only Stores, Boo at the L.A. Zoo activities are free with paid Zoo admission. Check for details and schedule.

Weekend activities include up close encounters and demonstrations with the zoos most fearsome, frightening, and misunderstood residents along with fun animal feedings. Plant eaters will relish “Creature Treats” such as pumpkins, while carnivores will devour their favorite fare – carcasses and bones – during “Fearsome Feedings.” (Parental discretion advised for the latter.) Additional merry-not-scary activities include “Swazzle’s Monster Menagerie” interactive puppet show; Mad Science Show featuring jaw-dropping demonstrations; pumpkin carving demonstrations; a spooky stroll where you can enjoy Halloween activities, mini pumpkin patch and capture frightfully good snaps at the many Boo-tiful photo ops along the way. On Saturdays, October 20 and 27, and Sundays, October 21 and 28, the Halloween bash offers creepy crafts, roaming characters, and traditional trick-or-treat stations throughout the grounds.

Back by popular demand, BOO AT THE L.A. ZOO OVERNIGHT returns Saturday, October 27, 2018 for another hair-raising sleepover with spooky ghost stories, a guided nighttime tour of the Zoo that includes the colorful history of Griffith Park and its nocturnal inhabitants, plus interactive activities, early morning tour, and an animal presentation. Dinner, s’mores snack, and continental breakfast are included. This program is available to all families and children of all ages. Program begins at 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2018 and ends Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 10 a.m. Tickets are $100 per person, purchase here:

Admission to the Los Angeles Zoo is $21 for general admission (ages 13 to 61), $18 for seniors (ages 62+), and $16 for children (ages 2 to 12). No ticket is required for children under 2. Admission for Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association members is free.

The Los Angeles Zoo is located at 5333 Zoo Drive in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways. Free parking is available. For general information about the Zoo, call (323) 644-4200.


The landmark Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, drawing nearly 1.8 million visitors each year, is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), whose members meet rigorous professional standards for animal welfare and has achieved renown as an international leader in the preservation of endangered species and a conservation center for the care and study of wildlife.