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It’s Time to Say “Boo!” At The Bronx Zoo

Get your Halloween on at the Bronx Zoo all month long at these scary attractions.


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Boo at the Bronx Zoo is back, and this year the zoo has upped its spooky factor. On weekends from September 29-October 28 (plus Monday October 8), come dressed to the ghoulish nines, show off the kids' getups in the costume parade.

There’s an attraction for every age so nobody in your brood will get bored. Parents can enjoy seasonal fare and brews while kids play lawn games and boogie down to music at Bootoberfest. The kiddos will love the Haunted Pirate Hayride Adventure, which features skeleton pirates, underwater critters and a corn maze, apple cider and fall goodies at the exit. Little environmentalists can get up close and personal on a Nature Trek where they can explore the spook-free trail chock-full of seasonal surprises.

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Animal-inspired Magic Shows will also be at the top of your kids’ to-do list, not to mention Mentalism Shows, where a mentalist will blow your kids’ minds by reading their minds. Budding zoologists will love to get hands-on experience with expert keepers called Animal Treats as they lead demos with spooky animals like bats, bears and reptiles. They can also get in on the Bird Meet and Greet, where they'll mingle with everything from owls to vultures to magpies. If they have a hankering for adventure, nothing will top a Bronx Zoo Quest, on which the kids will explore the zoo on the Activity Trail.

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Visit the Extinct Animal Graveyard to learn about animal species of times past. You won’t want to miss the costumed stilt walkers parading around the zoo. And what’s Halloween without some Pumpkin Carving? Expert artists will create giant animals out of pumpkins. If your kids are feeling inspired, they can let their inner artist out with All Hallow's Eve-themed Crafts they can take home. Something else you can take home? Candy! Head to the Candy Trail for traditional trick-or-treating, and learn about the animal’s favorite treats, too.

On select dates (October 6, 13, 20, 26 and 27) you can also sign up the coven for a Spooktacular Night Walk. The fam can meet creepy-crawly critters, chow down on a pizza dinner and go on a nighttime walk through the zoo after-hours. Register online in advance. Tickets for the Night Walk go from $35-45.

Tickets can be purchased online and are $36.95/ages 13 and up, $26.95/ages 3-12 and kids under age 2 are free. Boo at the Zoo is included with admission. RSVP on Facebook before you go.


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