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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 throughout October, come dressed to the nines in your ghoulish getups. There’s an attraction for every age so nobody in your brood will get bored. Bring your kids age 12 and up to the Haunted Forest. Make sure to avoid the creepies lurking, crawling and flying around. Parents can enjoy seasonal fare and beers while kids play lawn games during Bootoberfest. The kiddos will love the Halloween Hayride, which features scarecrows, bugs, snakes and spiders. Once your family makes it to the exit, find your way through a corn maze and try some cider and seasonal goodies.


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Hold your little one’s hand as you take a walk through Nature Trek. If your kids aren’t into the super scary stuff, this is a good spook-free activity. Watch a live performance of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, which features your kids’ favorite characters from Eric Carle’s story. They can even meet the characters. Animal-inspired Magic Shows will also be at the top of your kids’ to-do list. There’ll also be Mentalist Shows, where a mentalist will blow your  kids’ minds by guessing their favorite places and memories.


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Visit the Extinct Animal Graveyard and learn about old animal species. Don’t forget to come dressed for the Costume Parade, where the kids can show off their Halloween best. 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 Crafts, which 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.

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.

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