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Weekends, September 30 - October 29 plus Monday, October 9

Our annual Bronx Zoo tradition has upped the spook factor this year. Plan a trip to see what's new and enjoy yearly favorites. Come dressed in your Halloween best, or leave the costume home and show off your good looks. See you soon!

Event Highlights

Haunted Forest

We’ve ramped up the spook factor for our guests ages 12 and up. Journey into the Haunted Forest if you dare. You never know what’s lurking, crawling, or flying above!

Location: World of Darkness
Price: $6 non-Members / $4 Members


Grab seasonal fare or try a new beer at Bootoberfest. Enjoy the music and lawn games that complete the experience.

Location: Astor Court
Price: Food and beer available for purchase, no ticket necessary
Time: 12 - 4 p.m.

Halloween Hayride

Take a turn on the hayride featuring scarecrows, bugs, snakes and spiders. Upon exit find your way through the corn maze and enjoy cider and seasonal treats.

Location: Entry at Fountain Circle
Price: included in Total Experience ticket, PLUS and Premium Memberships and above / $6 single ticket. Cider and treats for purchase.

Nature Trek

We're hosting special seasonal fun at Nature Trek. Plan a visit and enjoy the day with our expert play partners.

Fairy & Gnome homes: October 14
Harvest Wonders: October 28

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Enjoy live performances and meet some of your favorite Eric Carle characters from the off-Broadway hit show.

Location: Wild Asia Stage
Time: Sundays only at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

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Magic Shows

Catch one of our animal-inspired magic shows, sure to thrill and delight the entire family.

Location: Grizzly Bear Tent

Extinct Animal Graveyard

Stop by the eerie graveyard of animal species that are no longer with us.

Location: Mouse House Lawn

Costume Parade

Show off your Halloween best, or enjoy the sight of costumed stilt walkers as we parade through the zoo.

Animal Treats

Hear from some of our expert keepers and watch as they demonstrate enrichments for animals. Bats, bears, reptiles and more Halloween favorites.

Please check daily schedule for details.

Pumpkin Carving

Watch as our expert artists create giant animals out of pumpkins! Shout out your favorite species and see if they’ll give it a go.

Location: Dancing Crane Pavilion


Let your inner artist out while creating Halloween inspired crafts to take home.

Location: Dancing Crane Pavilion

Bird Meet and Greet

Mix and mingle with magpies, jays, vultures, owls and more. Don’t miss the chance to see some of your spooky favorites up close!

Location: Astor Court
Please check the daily schedule for details.

Mentalism Shows

Our mentalist knows what you’re thinking! See if he can sense favorite places, special moments, and more.

Location: Grizzly Corner

Candy Trail

Trick or Treat! Pick up favorite seasonal Halloween candy, and discover some of our animal’s favorite treats.

Location: Rhino Path

WCS Quests

Embark on Activity Trail, a Bronx Zoo Quest, around the zoo and see if you can keep up with our animal staff!

Location: Throughout the Zoo

Spooktacular Nightwalk

Visit some creepy, crawly animal guests and enjoy a pizza dinner. As the sun sets we will head out on a night walk in the zoo to see what happens when the gates close and the last of the visitors leave.


Unique Experiences

Explore the zoo the way you’ve always wanted! With our new, unique experiences, you can go up close with the animals and the extraordinary work our team or relax with a tour of must-see exhibits.

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