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Boo at The Bronx Zoo: Halloween Activities

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King Vulture at Boo at the Zoo Halloween Celebration at the Bronx Zoo

King Vulture at Boo at the Zoo Halloween Celebration at the Bronx Zoo

Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS

Boo At The Zoo Event Details:

See some of the Bronx Zoo's creepy inhabitants, including bats, rats, owls and leopards, and enjoy numerous Halloween activities over four October weekends. Special Halloween-themed activities include magic shows, spooky stories, costume parades, and musical hayrides. There is also trick or treating in select areas of the zoo.

Where is Boo at the Zoo?:

  • It's at the Bronx Zoo
  • Subway Directions: 2 or 5 train to East Tremont Ave/West Farm Square. Exit to the left, through the turnstile. At street level, walk straight ahead (follow train uptown) on Boston Road 2 1/2 blocks to the Bronx Zoo gate.
  • For directions via bus, car, and train

When is Boo at the Zoo?:

Weekends in October

Cost of Boo at the Zoo:

Most Boo at the Zoo activities are free with Zoo admission. Children under age 12 wearing costumes are admitted free to the zoo with a paying adult.

More About Boo at the Bronx Zoo:

Boo at the Zoo has become a New York tradition, and rightly so. On select October Weekends, families can enjoy a variety of Halloween-themed activities at the Bronx Zoo and their kids can enjoy free admission if they wear a costume! It's a great chance to enjoy a weekend outdoors while the weather is still warm enough, as well as a chance to get a little more fun out of this year's Halloween costume!

In addition to visiting the zoo's collection of creepy critters (think bats, snakes and spiders), there are musical performances, hay rides, story telling, face painting, magic shows, pumpkin carving, crafts, a costume parade and trick-or-treating. The best part is that aside from hay rides, all the activities are included with the cost of zoo admission!

See Bronx Zoo web site or call 718-220-5100 for schedules and more information.

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