Boo at the L.A. Zoo 2019

Event Snapshot

October 1 through 27

With special entertainment and activities on weekends

All daytime activities are free with paid Zoo admission or GLAZA membership.

Don’t miss trick-or-treating on October 19/20 and 26/27!

Proudly sponsored by 99 Cents Only Stores

This Halloween, let’s hear you howl!

Treat the imagination at Boo at the L.A. Zoo, where you’ll find spooktacular fun October 1 through 27, and entertainment and activities – including live shows, special animal feedings, and themed photo ops – on weekends. Costumes are encouraged!

Daily Fun

(through October 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

  • Spooky Stroll – Enter, if you dare, and discover Halloween games, a mini pumpkin patch, frightfully Boo-tiful photo ops, and more. Visit the Extinct Animal Graveyard to honor dearly departed species and learn how you can help save at-risk wildlife today.
  • Mystery Maze – Find your way through this cool hay-bale labyrinth and try to avoid “dead” ends!
  • 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.
  • Animals & Boo – Get up close to creepy critters – so close, in fact, you may even get to touch them at 10: 45, 11:45 a.m., with an additional show at 12:45 p.m. on weekend days.
  • The LAIR – 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 5 p.m.
  • Wild, Weird, and Wonderful Tour – Explore the Zoo to find wacky, creepy, or funny facts about some of your favorite animals and those that might be new to you.

Weekend Adventures

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  • 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.
  • Green-Screen Photo Booth – Get a snap of yourself among some of our most Halloween-y critters.
  • Creature Craft – Bring a toilet paper roll from home to create your own cute-and-creepy bat. (Toilet paper roll suggested, not required, for participation.)
  • 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 19/20 and 26/27 Only

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

A Handy Guide for Candy

How’s this for scary? Unsustainable palm oil production is the primary threat to wild habitats in tropical regions, pushing critically endangered animals like the Bornean orangutan further toward possible extinction. You can help by making smart shopping choices, starting with Halloween candy selection. Check out the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s candy buying guide or download their handy Sustainable Palm Oil Shopping App. Through the app, you can scan a product’s barcode to find out if it’s made with unsustainable palm oil. Use it to guide all your shopping selections, not just the sweet ones!

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

October 26 (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 26 - 27

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 27! Additional fee and advance registration required.

Animal Feedings

(Subject to change)

Saturday, 10/5

  • Meerkats at 11 a.m.
  • Red river hogs at 11:30 a.m.
  • Giant River Otters at 12 p.m.
  • Asian elephant in Cambodia yard at 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, 10/6

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

Saturday, 10/12

  • Komodo dragons at 11:30 a.m.
  • Western lowland gorillas at 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, 10/13

  • Jaguars at 11:30 a.m.
  • Black bear – pumpkin feeding and meet the keeper – 1:30 pm

Saturday, 10/19

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

Sunday, 10/20

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

Saturday, 10/26

  • Sumatran tiger at 11:30 a.m.
  • Asian elephant in Cambodia yard at 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, 10/27

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

Sponsored By

99 Cents Only Stores
Beverly Hills Teddy Bear
Bubble Guppies

Details subject to change.

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