Boo at the Zoo Los Angeles treats guests to Halloween fun throughout October with spooky caves, a corn stalk maze, pumpkin carving, Mad Science Fire and Ice show, puppet shows, crafts, special animal feedings, a Disney activity station, and character meet and greets with your favorite animated friends.
The annual Boo at the Los Angeles Zoo event, sponsored by 99 Cents Only Stores, runs from October 1st through 31st, 2016, from 10:00AM to 4:00 PM at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens.
Boo at the Zoo Los Angeles Filled with Fang-tastic Activities
This Halloween season, BOO AT THE L.A. ZOO offers goblins and ghouls of all ages a chance to feed their imaginations with fang-tastic fun and spooktacular learning throughout the entire month of October beginning Saturday, October 1 and continuing through Monday, October 31, 2016, 10 am to 4 pm.
BOO AT THE L.A. ZOO 2016 features daily activities such as spooky caves and a corn stalk maze, while weekends include a “Mad Science Fire and Ice Halloween Show,” “Musical Monster Mash-Up” puppet show, a costumes-encouraged dance party, boo-tiful Halloween themed crafts, strolling characters, pumpkin carving, special animal feedings and other family fun including a “Disney Activity Station” and costume character meet-and-greets with PJ Masks and Peppa Pig on select weekends.
In a twist on a more traditional Halloween haunted house, the Zoo brings back its one-of-a-kind spooky cave experience in the Winnick Family Children’s Zoo, filled with shadows and projections of slithering snakes and crawling spiders, eerie sounds and other special effects.
Other daily activities include a corn stalk maze filled with hair-raising Halloween scenes, among them a haunted barn, and a “freaky frame” photo op. Guests can get up close and personal to some of the Zoo's scaly, slithery creatures at “Animals and You” encounters, with tarantulas, scorpions, snakes and more at 10: 45 and 11:45 am daily, plus an extra show at 12:45 pm on weekends.
Weekends at BOO AT THE L.A. ZOO feature extra entertainment and education attractions including a “Mad Science Fire and Ice Show” at 2:30 pm every Saturday and Sunday designed to have children on the edge of their seats as fire appears from thin air, ice remains unmelted, potions bubble and eerie fog envelops the stage.
The mischievous magic continues with pumpkin-carving demonstrations, Halloween-themed crafts, “Swazzle’s Musical Monster Mash-Up” puppet show featuring silly songs and sing-alongs, and the GEC Street Team providing break dancers, DJs, nostalgic family stage games and prizes. Zoo residents celebrate along with everyone, so guests are encouraged to keep their eyes peeled for seasonal feedings, with plant eaters enjoying pumpkins and carnivores consuming carcasses (parental discretion advised for the latter) on select dates.
On the weekends of Saturday and Sunday, October 22- 23 and 29-30, the Zoo partners with Disney to add activities and giveaways previewing the upcoming release of the animated film Moana. Stations from KIND Healthy Snacks, the LA Federal Credit Union, and ScholarShare add to the Halloween happenings throughout the month. BOO AT THE L.A. ZOO's Halloween bash concludes on Saturday and Sunday, October 29-30 with traditional trick-or-treat stations throughout the grounds and special costume character meet-and-greets with PJ Masks and Peppa Pig.
Admission to the Los Angeles Zoo is $20 for general admission (ages 13 to 61); $17 for seniors (ages 62+), and $15 for children (ages 2 to 12). No ticket is required for children under 2. Admission for Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association members is free.
Portions of this material have been provided by the Los Angeles Zoo. Photo credit Jamie Pham.