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Boo at the L.A. Zoo 2017

Let us hear your Halloween howl! Treat the imagination, not the sweet tooth, at Boo at the L.A. Zoo, where you’ll find spine-tingling adventure every day in October and spooktacular entertainment – including puppet shows, special animal feedings, and pumpkin carving – on weekends. Costumes encouraged!

Event Snapshot

October 1 – 31
With special entertainment on weekends!

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

Don’t miss trick-or-treating on October 28 and 29!

Proudly sponsored by:

Daily adventures (seven days a week)

  • Nocturnal Adventure Maze – Find your way through a mysterious maze by answering questions about night-roaming creatures. But beware; if you answer wrong, you may end up at a “dead” end! Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Boo-tiful Photos – Capture frightfully good snaps at our mini pumpkin patch and retro horror movie poster photo ops from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Then share, if you dare, using #BooAtTheLAZoo.
  • The L.A.I.R. – No decorations are required for this goose bump-inducing excursion, where you’ll come face-to-face with rare snakes, poisonous frogs, and venomous lizards. Open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Animals & You Boo – Get up close to creepy critters – so close, in fact, you may even get to touch them! At 10: 45 and 11:45 a.m. daily, with an extra show at 12:45 p.m. on weekends.

Weekend adventures (Saturday and Sunday)

  • 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.
  • Swazzle’s Monster Menagerie Puppet Show – Help a lonely mad scientist create the ultimate trick-or-treating buddy by combining animal “super powers.” Shows at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. starting Saturday, October 7.
  • Masterpiece Pumpkins – Marvel at expert carving demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Starting Saturday, October 7.

October 28 and 29 Only


October 28 and 29

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 28 (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 Nighttime Boo Adventure!

October 28 – 29

New this year, we’re offering a spooky sleepover for the whole family – the Boo at the L.A. Zoo Overnight! This spine-tingling 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 29! Additional fee and advance registration required.

Animal Feedings Schedule

Weekend days starting October 1

Sunday, October 1
Red river hogs at 11 a.m.
Elephants at the Cambodia viewing area at 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 7
Lions at 11 a.m.
Komodo dragon at 11:30 a.m.

Sunday, October 8
Gorillas at 1 p.m.

Saturday, October 14
Jaguars at 12 p.m.
Black bear at 1 p.m.

Sunday, October 15
Tortoises at 11 a.m.

Saturday, October 21
Snow leopards at 12 p.m.
Piranha at 2 p.m.

Sunday, October 22
Hippos at 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 28
Elephants at the Thai Pavilion at 1:30 p.m.
Tigers at 2 p.m.

Sunday, October 29
Orangutans at 10:30 a.m.
Kangaroos and wallabies at 12 p.m.
Red river hogs at 2 p.m.

Details subject to change.

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