Enjoy The Last Weekend For Bronx Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo! #BronxZoo

Disclosure: As a Bronx Zoo Blog Ambassador, I received a family membership in exchange for my participation. All opinions expressed here are always my own.

There is no other venue in the tri-state area that offers as much Halloween fun as the Bronx Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo.  Activities range from a magical illuminated pumpkin walk to costume parades with stilt walkers and giant puppets to musical theater, Broadway show performances, magic, crafts, treat stations and more!

Families can also check out animal exhibits of bats, owls and other winged icons of Halloween. Guests can also embark on a trip back in time with a ride through the Dinosaur Safari before it goes extinct!

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This year don’t miss the premiere of the mesmerizing Jack O ‘Lantern Illumination – Creatures of the Night. Be amazed by more than 1,000 hand-carved and beautifully lit Jack ‘O Lanterns, meticulously sculpted into various animal shapes, ranging from bats, to reptiles, marine creatures, mammals, nocturnal birds, and bugs.

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Sand Sculpt USA is back for in-person carving of fabulous 3-D pumpkins. View their artistry as they sculpt animal mothers and babies, a fantastic Komodo Dragon and other lizard species and a Dracula lion. There will be a spectacular grand finale during Halloween weekend consisting of a 3 day carve with 3 sculptors utilizing a 600 lb. pumpkin!

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Boo at the Zoo offers families a safe, fun-filled way to celebrate the beloved Halloween holiday.  It is THE go-to event for everything spectacularly spooky and family-friendly. It will bring a guaranteed day of fun for the whole family so be sure to make a trip to the Bronx Zoo and embrace the Halloween season!

Here’s a breakdown of the Bronx Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo activities for October 31-November 2.

Jack O’Lantern Illumination
Location: Somba Village
Time: 12:00 – 5:00pm

Costume Parade
Location: Zoo Center
Time: 12:00 and 2:00pm

Location: Dancing Crane Plaza
Time: 12:00 – 4:00pm

Pumpkin Carving (3 day carve with 3 sculptors using a 1,200 lb. pumpkin!)
Location: Dancing Crane Plaza
Time: 11am – 5pm

On Sunday, November 2, the ginormous 1,200 pumpkin carving will end with a grand finale you won’t want to miss!

Hay Maze
Location: by Butterfly Garden
Time: 12:00 – 5:00pm

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Location: Asia Theater
Time: 12:30pm, 1pm, 1:30pm, 2pm

Treat Stations
Location: various locations
Time: 12:00 – 5:00pm

Dinosaur Safari
Location: Boarding at Fordham Parking
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Special event on Saturday and Sunday lets kids meet the stars of the Penguins of Madagascar! The zoo will host a meet & great (at no additional fee!) with costumed characters of everyone’s favorite penguins on Nov. 1-2 at 12:30pm, 2:45pm, and 3:30 p.m.

Visit www.bronxzoo.com/boo for specific details and times for all of the wonderful Boo at the Zoo activities.

What: Boo at the Zoo at the Bronx Zoo

When: Weekends starting Saturday, October 4-Sunday, November 2; includes Columbus Day and Halloween

Where: Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10460

Don’t miss Boo at the Zoo celebrations at Prospect Park Zoo (October 25-26) and Queens Zoo (October 31-November 2) as well. Check out ProspectParkZoo.com and QueensZoo.com for more details.


  1. That looks like so much fun, great pictures! We have a Zoo Boo here but it ended this past weekend and it was double the regular price of admission! Our zoo isn’t that big so I opted out this year. 🙁

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