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Our annual family-friendly Halloween tradition is back at the Bronx Zoo. Come dressed in your Halloween best and enjoy!

New This Year

Spooky Stories to Tickle Your Spine

Listen to folktales from around the world featuring animals that you can see here in the zoo!
September 30 – October 1, October 14-15, October 21-22, October 28-29
Giraffe Corner, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, and 3:30pm

Bones Tell a Story: Animal Skeletons

Discover the fascinating features of skeletons from a collection of animal species you might see here in the zoo.
Grizzly Corner, 11am — 4pm

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Costume Parade

Delight in amazing costumed entertainment by our stilt walkers and Halloween-themed puppets. Join in the fun and make sure you’re showing off your Halloween best!
Astor Court, 12PM, 1PM, & 2PM

Halloween Crafts

A fan favorite! Decorate your own jack o’ lantern mask and wear it to the Costume Parade!
Giraffe Corner, 11am-4pm

Magic & Mind Reading

Our fan-favorite magician returns with an animal-inspired magic & mind reading show, sure to thrill and delight the entire family.
Giraffe Corner, 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm

Pumpkin Carving Demos

Watch as expert artists create giant animals and intricate scenes out of pumpkins.
Dancing Crane Plaza, 11AM-4PM
Speed Carving: 11:30AM & 2:30PM

WILDLIFE THEATER: The Tale de los Animales Who Are No More

Join Bruja Alma, and her puppet animal friends, as she conjures music and fun to tell The Tale of the Animals Who Are No More!
Asia Plaza Theater, 10:45am, 11:30am, 12:30, 2:30, 3:15, & 4pm

More Halloween Fun

Boo Playground

Enjoy Halloween themed lawn games that are fun for the whole family!
Astor Court, 11am-4pm

Extinct Animal Graveyard

Stop by the eerie graveyard of animal species that are no longer with us and learn how to prevent extinctions from happening in the future.
Astor Court, 10AM-5PM

Pumpkin Trail

Walk among hundreds of expertly carved pumpkins and try to find your favorite.
Butterfly Patio, 11 AM-4 PM

Trick or Truth Trail

Follow the trail to learn about some so-called “spooky” animals and bust some creepy myths.
Rhino Trail, 10AM - 5PM

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4:00pm close time for activities and final performances. Some activities are weather permitting. For up-to-date program schedule, go to

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Looking for more kid-friendly fun? How about a Spooktacular Night Walk, or a Sensory Sensitive Spooktacular Morning? Come in costume and meet some animal visitors, and enjoy even more Halloween excitement together with your Boo-tiful day at the zoo.

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Nighttime Halloween Fun

Pumpkin Nights

Bronx Zoo Pumpkin Nights, an ALL NEW nighttime family Halloween event, will take place on select evenings this fall! Follow an animal-themed illuminated jack o’lantern trail and learn what animals do after dark, plus enjoy games and treats.