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BOO AT THE L.A. ZOO RETURNS THIS FRIDAY! Presented by 99 Cents Only Stores

31 Days of Hauntingly Good Times at the Los Angeles Zoo This October

The Los Angeles Zoo goes wild this October with the return of Boo at the L.A. Zoo, presented by 99 Cents Only Stores, featuring Halloween decor, a spooky stroll with photo ops, an extinct-animal graveyard, and other weird and wacky animal facts and educational opportunities. Weekends include special animal feedings, merry-not-scary entertainment, take-home crafts, and, during the last two weekends in October, trick-or-treat candy stations scattered throughout the Zoo grounds.

Daily Fun

through October 31, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Spooky Stroll – Make your way down a mysterious path of hauntingly festive décor for some hair-raising photo ops.

Extinct Animal Graveyard – Honor dearly departed species and learn how you can help save at-risk wildlife today. 

The LAIR – Come face-to-face with rare snakes, poisonous frogs, and venomous lizards. No decorations required for this goose bump-inducing excursion!

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

“Spooktacular Science” Show – Watch as a mad scientist conjures up spine-tingling experiments, bubbling potions, and other fun surprises in his spirited lab. Performances in Adventure Theater at 2:30 p.m.

“AbracaZoo!” – Magician Brandon Scott will present AbracaZoo! Take a step into the funny side of the twilight zone where prestidigitation and illusion will delight and amaze you. 

Green-Screen Photo Booth – Get a snap of yourself among some of our most Halloween-y critters. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Creepy Craft – EEK! Make a creepy crawly spider web at our craft station, or take the supplies with you to assemble at home.

Creature Treats – Watch as our animal residents enjoy seasonal treats all their own. 

Education Stations – Stop by to learn some frightful facts that will delight and amaze.

  • California Critters – Discover the hauntingly amazing native wildlife of California by examining their bones and listening for their calls.  Some of these animals may even live in your neighborhood!
  • All the Better to Bite With! – Learn about the sharp teeth and fangs of carnivores – they’re frighteningly functional and have been inspiring monsters and ghouls for centuries! 
  • Fact or Fiction? – Animals are so awesome it’s scary! Can you tell which adaptation belongs to a fantastical beast and which two are real facts?

Animal Pumpkin Feedings

October 2
Meerkats at 11 a.m.
Giant river otters in Rainforest of the Americas at 11:30 a.m.
Elephants in India Plaza at Elephant’s of Asia at 1:30 p.m.

October 3
Red River hogs at 11:30 am
Hippos at 1:30 p.m.

October 9
Cassowaries at 11:30 a.m.
Jaguars at 1:30 p.m.

October 10
Snow leopards at 11:30 a.m.
Hippos at 1:30 p.m.

October 16
Flamingos at 11:30 a.m.
Black bear at 1:30 p.m.

October 17
Piranhas at 11:30 a.m.
Red River hogs at 1:30 p.m.

October 23
Hippos 11:30 a.m.
Aldabra tortoise in the South America section at 1:30 p.m.

October 24
Howler monkeys in Rainforest of the Americas at 11:30 a.m.
Red River hogs at 1:30 p.m.

October 30
Peccaries at 11:30 a.m.
Jaguars at 1:30 p.m.

October 31
Snow leopards at 11:30 a.m.
Elephants at 1:30 p.m.

To learn more about this spooktacular event, please visit lazoo.org/boo.

WHEN: Oct. 1-31, 2021
WHERE: Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, Ca. 90027 
COST: Activities are included with the purchase of admission