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Boo at the L.A. Zoo 2018

This Halloween, let’s hear you howl!

Treat the imagination at Boo at the L.A. Zoo, where you’ll find spooktacular fun every day in October, and entertainment and activities – including live shows, special animal feedings, and themed photo ops – on weekends. Costumes are encouraged!

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Don’t miss trick-or-treating on October 20/21 and 27/28!

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Daily Fun

  • Spooky Stroll – Enter, if you dare, and discover Halloween games, a mini pumpkin patch, frightfully Boo-tiful photo ops, and more in Eucalyptus Grove from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Animals & You Boo – Get up close to creepy critters – so close, in fact, you may even get to touch them – in front of the Winnick Family Children’s Zoo at 10: 45 and 11:45 a.m., with an extra performance at 12:45 p.m. on weekend days. Schedule subject to change due to weather.
  • The L.A.I.R. – Come face-to-face with rare snakes, poisonous frogs, and venomous lizards. No decorations required for this goose bump-inducing excursion! Open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Boo Bird Show – Witness fascinating behaviors of some of nature’s most mysterious and misunderstood flying fauna – owls and vultures – at a special Halloween edition of our popular World of Birds Show at 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. every day but Tuesday. Schedule subject to change due to weather.

Weekend Adventures

  • Swazzle’s Monster Menagerie Puppet Show – Help a lonely mad scientist create the ultimate trick-or-treating buddy by combining animal “superpowers.” Performances in Adventure Theater at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
  • “Spooktacular Science” Show – Discover bubbling potions, a hovercraft-powered ghost, and more fun surprises in a mad scientist’s bustling lab. Performances in Adventure Theater at 3 p.m.
  • Masterpiece Pumpkins with Gene Granata – Marvel at expert carving demonstrations in Eucalyptus Grove from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Crocodilian Craft – Create a cute clothespin alligator to wear in honor of October’s Reptile Awareness Day.
  • Fearsome Feedings & Creature Treats – Watch as our animal residents enjoy seasonal treats all their own. See schedule below. Warning: Includes carcass feedings. Parental discretion is advised.

October 20/21 and 27/28 Only

  • Trick-or-treating – Find treat stations throughout the Zoo, with treats and bags courtesy of 99 Cents Only Stores! Available while supplies last.

Boo at the L.A. Zoo Upper-Level Members Preview

October 27 (Saturday), 8:30 – 10 a.m.

GLAZA members at the Family Deluxe level and above have the opportunity to experience Boo at the L.A. Zoo before the Zoo opens to the public, with exclusive shows and animal experiences. To RSVP for this exclusive morning event or upgrade your support in order to attend, please phone 323/644-4770.

Please bring your membership card and valid photo I.D. for admission. Guest passes will not be honored for this event. This event is for Family Deluxe members and higher. Thank you for your GLAZA membership support!

Special “Boo” Creature Camp Out

October 27 - 28

Back by popular demand! This spine-tingling family adventure includes Griffith Park ghost stories, meals, themed activities, and animal fun plus Sunday daytime admission to the Zoo, so you can enjoy trick-or-treating on October 28! Additional fee and advance registration required.

Animal Feedings
(Subject to change)

Saturday, 10/6

  • Red River hogs at 11:30 a.m.
  • Elephants in Cambodia yard at 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, 10/7

  • Lions at 11:30 a.m.
  • Snow Leopards at 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, 10/13

  • Komodo dragon at 11:30 a.m.
  • Gorillas at 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, 10/14

  • Jaguars at 11:30 a.m.
  • Black bear at 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, 10/20

  • Snow leopards at 11:30 a.m.
  • Tortoise at 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, 10/21

  • Piranhas at 11:30 a.m.
  • Hippos at 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, 10/27

  • Sloth at 8:30 a.m. (Member Preview)
  • Flamingo chicks at 9 a.m. (Member Preview)
  • Tigers at 11:30 a.m.
  • Elephants in Cambodia yard at 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, 10/28

  • Orangutans at 11:30 a.m.
  • Red river hogs at 1:30 p.m.

Details subject to change.

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