This post was written by guest contributor Catheryn Cervantes.
The LA Zoo has had a bit of a makeover for Halloween. During the entire month of October, visit the Los Angeles Zoo for a fun filled day with the animals and some creepy critters too. Boo at the Zoo is all new this year with a full month of storytelling, animal feedings, crafts, run ins with strolling characters plus a whole lot more. We attended opening weekend and were able to experience many of the activities combining fun with learning at every turn.
Among the many activities offered at the Zoo during this month long event are:
- Dress Up with Campfire Cat: Located in the Adventure Theater it includes face painting, crafts and a story that your children are welcome to participate in by dressing up as animals.
- Professor Johnson, Organ Donor: Located upon entering the Zoo to your right and has performances at 10:30, 1:30 and 2:30. Stop by for the silly songs and sing along.
- Fearsome Feedings: Occurs only on specific days and times, Recommended for mature guests as it contains bone and carcass feedings to the animals.
- Creature Treats: Watch some of the zoo’s favorite animals get to munch on some seasonal treats.Occurs only on select days and times, check site for info.
- Halloween Hijinks: Trick Or Treating throughout the day plus a costume parade in the afternoon starting at 3pm at the Entrance Plaza on October 24, 24 and 31.
- The Lair: Gives you an up close opportunity with some creepy crawlers.
- Ghoulish Grove: Take a stroll in the graveyard safari exploring the nocturnal animals of Los Angeles while venturing though the haunter barn. Weekends offer pumpkin carving demonstrations.
- Super Natural Caves: If you are not afraid of the dark, this self guided tour of the darken caverns has some crawling creatures on the floor as well as a few bats flying around.
Keep an eye out for strolling characters, we spotted a vampire, a pair of good witches and a familiar pirate who goes by the name of Jack Sparrow. There are also many opportunities to get close and touch different smaller creatures that reside in the zoo and learn more about them.
This Annual event is going on now through October 31st 10 am – 4 P.M daily and it is included with your general admission or membership to the Zoo. For more info and specific daily activities go to: http://www.lazoo.org/boo. The LA Zoo is located at: 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027 Free Parking is available and no ticket is required for children under 2.
Disclosure: No monetary compensation was received for this post. I was invited as member of the media. All images & opinions are my own.
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