OCTOBER 1 - 30


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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 FOR 2022 — October is your last chance to travel back in time to the prehistoric jungle and get up-close with 52 life-size dinosaurs and pterosaurs on our immersive outdoor walking trail. Through October 30th!

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Candy Trail

Enjoy Halloween treats and discover some of our animals’ favorite snacks along the way.
Butterfly Patio, 11AM-4PM

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
(Character photo op to follow)

Halloween Crafts

A fan favorite returns! Create your own trick-or treat bag and then visit the Candy Trail!
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.
Grizzly Corner, every 30 minutes from 11am-4:15pm

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!
Giraffe Corner, 11AM-4PM
Speed Carving: 11:30AM & 2:30PM

Wildlife Theater: The Wildlife Witch’s Super Scary Halloween Show

Join the witch and all her creepy crawly friends. The bat, vulture, owl and snake (puppets) have a lot to say about how “creepy” they are in this funny short musical for the whole family.
ASL Shows Available: American Sign Language interpreter at all performances on Oct. 1 & 2.
Astor Court, 10:45am, 11:30am, 12:30, 2:30, 3:15, & 4pm

More Halloween Fun

Boo Playground

Play pumpkin corn hole, witch’s hat ring toss, and candy corn bowling!
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.
Giraffe Trail to Somba Village, 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, 11am - 4pm

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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

Boo After Dark

Dinos in Darkness: The Hatching

Join us for a scarily fun nighttime Halloween walk-through experience that gets you up close with p ehistoric creatures in a whole new way! Recommended for adults and children ages 13+.
Oct. 7th - Oct. 29th, 2022 Fridays and Saturdays, 7pm-11pm

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Spooktacular Night Walk

In this kid-friendly evening program, meet some creepy, crawly animal visitors, listen to a spooky zoo tale, and take a walk to search for what lurks in the shadows of the zoo after dark! Costumes encouraged! Recommended for ages 5+.
Saturdays, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22 & 10/29, 5pm - 6:30pm

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