Weekends September 28 - November 3
Including Monday, October 14

Our annual Halloween tradition is back at the Bronx Zoo. We've added more spooky fun that's ideal for all ages. Take a look at the activities, come dressed in your Halloween best, and enjoy!

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Highlights & Favorites Special Events

Event Highlights

Bootoberfest

Astor Court, 12-4 p.m.

Enjoy live acoustic bands, seasonal fare, beer, lawn games, and of course sea lions barking in the background.

Bird Meet & Greet

Astor Court, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Mix and mingle with owls, vultures, ravens, and more.
Excluding October 5


Boo at the Zoo Favorites

Magic Shows

Our popular magician is back with animal-inspired magic shows, sure to thrill and delight the entire family.

Grizzly Corner, 11:30 a.m., 1:30 & 3 p.m.
Ideal for ages 12 and under

Extinct Animal Graveyard

Stop by the eerie graveyard of animal species that are no longer with us and learn how to prevent it from happening in the future.

Mouse House Lawn, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Costume Parade

Show off your Halloween best and join the costume parade with stilt walkers, dino puppets, and more.

Astor Court, 12 & 2 p.m.
(Character photo op at 3:30 p.m. in Dancing Crane Plaza)

Corn Maze

Great fun for our younger Boo at the Zoo participants.

Next to Butterfly Garden, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Pumpkin Carving Demos

Watch as expert artists create giant animals out of pumpkins. Shout out your favorite species during speed carves and see if they can create it!

Dancing Crane Pavilion, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Speed Carving: 11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.

Halloween Crafts

Let your inner artist out and create a seasonal craft to bring home.

Giraffe Patio, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Mind Reading

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

Grizzly Corner, 12:30 & 2:30 p.m.
Ideal for ages 12 and up

Candy Trail

Pick up a favorite Halloween candy and discover some of our animals’ favorite treats along the way.

Rhino Pathway, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Bronx Zoo Quests

Participate in free family-friendly educational activities around the park.

Throughout the Zoo, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Skeletons and Bones

Stack bone blocks to resemble a dino skeleton, discover surprises, and help fill in the Bones Mural.

Giraffe Patio, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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