Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 is the final weekend for Boo at the Zoo at WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Bronx Zoo – New York City’s go-to family-friendly Halloween destination.
Boo at the Zoo: Mystery and Mischief attractions and activities embrace the spirit of the season while highlighting wildlife and conservation. Annual favorites including the hay maze, giant pumpkin carving demos, costume parades, magic and more will return with some additional Halloween surprises.
Jack O ‘Lantern Illumination, an eerie walk-through experience sponsored by Goosebumps, will take over the exhibits in the former World of Darkness building (near Somba Village) creating a one-of-a-kind illuminated Halloween display. Entertainment will include encore performances from Boo at the Zoo favorite, magician David Levitan.
All Boo at the Zoo activities is included with the price of general admission with the exception of the Jack O’Lantern Illumination which is included with the Total Experience Ticket.
Visit www.Bronxzoo.com/boo for a complete schedule of dates, performances, and activities.
Boo at the Zoo: Mystery and Mischief activities
(Schedule subject to change.)
Jack O ‘Lantern Illumination, sponsored by Goosebumps
Walk through a dark, eerie tunnel filled with more than 1,000 hand-carved and beautifully lit Jack ‘O lanterns meticulously sculpted into various animal shapes. Created by Rise of the Jack O ‘Lanterns, the exhibit lanterns will consist of dozens of intricate, detailed portraits of animals ranging from bats, to reptiles, marine creatures, mammals, nocturnal birds, bugs, and mythical creatures.
Location: By Somba Village
Time: 10am- 5pm
3-D Carved Pumpkin Demonstrations
Professional pumpkin carvers from Sand Sculpture USA will be demonstrating their skill and displaying intricate pumpkin carvings of wildlife.
Location: Dancing Crane Plaza
Visitors can join the enchantment of a Halloween Parade. Hand-made puppets and props built by master costumers will be part of the fun as participants march through the zoo alongside an array of characters from the Alice Farley Dance Company.
Location: Starts at Zoo Center
Time: 12pm and 2pm.
Let yourself get lost at the zoo with a Halloween maze filled with sudden starts, stops and lots of adventure.
Location: Butterfly Patio
Time: 11am – 5pm
Animal Themed Magic Shows
Enjoy a Boo at the Zoo family tradition with remarkable slight-of-hand and optical illusions from magic man David Levitan.
Location: Tent by bear exhibit
Time: 12pm, 2pm, 4pm
Special locations around the park will help sweeten your visit.
Paint a wildlife-themed mask of your own.
Location: Dancing Crane Plaza
Extinct Animal Graveyard
Learn about endangered and extinct animals at this spooky display.
Location: Mouse House lawn.
Boo at the Zoo Mystery Stations
Mystery station carts displayed by various exhibits will each offer a five-minute, highly interactive experience with live interpreters that will guide visitors through mini scientific inquiries about wildlife.
Location: visit www.Bronxzoo.com/boo for full schedule