Saturday, October 10, 2015
Boo! Haunts and More Return to the L.A. Zoo's Annual Halloween Event
"Boo at the L.A. Zoo" is back, and we brought the Franklin Avenue Blogger Kids to the zoo last weekend to experience spooky caves, a “Graveyard Safari," themed crafts, live music, strolling characters, pumpkin carving, animal feedings and more.
The Blogger Kid was particularly impressed by the pumpkin carving demonstration. He spent time watching (and helping) a regular pumpkin (above)...
... turn into a Minion-themed pumpkin.
Arts and crafts include do-it-yourself bats and spider webs.
Zoo statues get into the Halloween spirit. Not seen here, but seasonal feedings of pumpkins for plant eaters and carcasses for carnivores also take place on select dates.
The Saturday we attended, we watched the lions eat some carcasses. Other feedings include jaguars on Saturday, October 10; elephants on Sunday, October 11; the black bear on Saturday, October 17; the tiger on Sunday, October 18; snow leopards on Saturday, October 24; and Komodo dragons on Sunday, October 25. On Halloween, the one-year birthday of Rosie, the Zoo’s baby hippo, will be celebrated.
"Professor Johnson the Organ Donor" performs a Halloween-themed musical revue with "silly songs and sing-alongs."
More from Professor Johnson.
A new Graveyard "Safari” hay bale maze is stocked with "tombstones" and silhouette cut-outs of skunks, possums, raccoons and other creatures.
The Graveyard maze is a great spot for photo ops of the little ones.
The "spooky caves" in the Winnick Family Children’s Zoo was a particular treat, as the pre-existing caves made for the perfect setting for a haunted experience.
"Boo at the L.A. Zoo" takes place from now through Halloween between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily. Traditional trick-or-treating at the zoo takes place on Saturday and Sunday, October 24 and 25 and Saturday, October 31.
Admission to the Los Angeles Zoo is $20 for general admission (ages 13 to 61); $17 for seniors (ages 62+), and $15 for children (ages 2 to 12). No ticket is required for children under 2. Admission for Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association members is free. Parking is also free.
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