Boo at the Bronx Zoo


Sep 29, 2018 to Oct 28, 2018

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Friday and Saturday.


Boo at the Zoo returns each weekend from Saturday, September 29 through Sunday, October 28 (including Columbus Day, Monday, October 8). Event highlights include traditional favorites such as daily magic shows, costume parades, professional pumpkin carving demos, crafts, and the extinct animal graveyard.


All Boo at the Zoo activities embrace the spirit of the season while incorporating wildlife. Guests will have an opportunity to see and learn about many of the animals often associated with Halloween folklore including, vultures and owls.


Bootoberfest returns to Boo at the Zoo weekends with music, lawn games, and seasonal fare on Astor Court, and the haunted pirate hayride, corn maze, and seasonal fun at the new Nature Trek play will round out a day full of fall fun.


Most activities are included in the price of a General Admission Ticket; all activities are included with the purchase of a Total Experience Ticket. For more information and a full schedule of events, visit


Boo at the Zoo is sponsored by Coca-Cola and MetroPCS.



Brew at the Zoo is back for after-hours seasonal fun for the over-21 crowd. The Halloween edition of the Bronx Zoo’s beer and wine tasting festival is on Friday, October 19 from 6-11pm.


Brew at the Zoo is a craft beer tasting event that hosts dozens of craft breweries serving more than 100 variations of ales, lagers, porters, IPAs, and more. Food options will include NYC food truck staples, local eateries, and variety of classic beer hall bites at any one of the Bronx Zoo cafes.


Guests are encouraged to put together their best costumes as the evening will include Halloween-themed activities including a costume contest, mentalism shows, and a spooky haunted trail.


There will be live music in locations throughout the zoo along with dancing, DJs, animal trivia, and a game room featuring old-school favorites.


Many of the Bronx Zoo’s exhibits will be open late including Madagascar! and World of Reptiles.


VIP tickets are available and offer exclusive access to the VIP area with additional beer, wine and food selections, a special haunted adventure, and more.



Includes 5 oz. commemorative souvenir cup with unlimited beer samplings, live band and DJ entertainment, bar trivia, karaoke, retro game room, and complimentary photo booth and select exhibit access.


VIP TICKETS - $119.99

Includes all General Admission benefits PLUS express check in and entry to Dancing Crane VIP Beer Hall (with exclusive beer, wines, snacks, and private restrooms), VIP Grizzly Corner and Haunted House. VIP areas include complimentary bar snacks, exclusive wine and beer samples, and a 2018 commemorative t-shirt and a 2019 Bronx Zoo general admission ticket for a future visit. In addition, complimentary fountain soft drinks are available at Bronx Zoo cafes.



Responsibly enjoy the event with your friends. Includes all General Admission perks, minus the souvenir cup and alcohol. Complimentary fountain soft drinks are available at Bronx Zoo cafes.


For more information, ticket purchases, and a full schedule of events, visit Must be 21 or over. No children are permitted at this event. Beer and wine pouring starts at 7pm. Select animal exhibits open from 6pm – 7:30pm. Multiple food options will be available for purchase.

Proceeds from Brew at the Zoo benefit the Bronx Zoo's mission of providing the highest quality of animal care, science education, and local and global conservation of wild animals and wild places.





View map Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Boulevard Bronx
New York, NY

Additional Information


All ages


Tickets required


New York City

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