Lions, and tigers, and bears - OH MY! This time of year going to the zoo you will get a lot more than you bargain for!
In honor of Halloween, the Los Angeles Zoo has turned the entire zoo into a "spooktacular" event! Sponsored by 99 Cents Stores families and children of all ages are invited to enjoy "Boo at the Zoo", which has now expanded the entire month of October! This year they have taken it up a notch and offer many more decorations, sightings, and many more interactive activities for all to enjoy!
In addition to animals such as Elephants from Asia, Australian Kangaroos and Koalas, and Indian Rhinos guests are in for a treat! To start they have added daily activities such as: spooky caves spotlighting animals' "super" natural senses, creepy face paintings, a spooky family portrait station, "Professor Johnson, Organ Donor's Haunted Halloween Musical Review", "Dress Up With Campfire Cat", and more. To heighten your senses and experience, some of the caves have special effects such as animal and critter shadows moving around to eerie music as guests wander throughout.
Additional weekend activities will also include: a "Graveyard Safari" adventure, a "Boneyard" education station, storytelling, strolling characters, and more. Guests can also participate in an up close "Animals and You" encounter, which includes learning about the animal, touching, as well as watch it being fed.
Guests can look forward to these seasonal feedings of pumpkins for plant eaters and carcasses for carnivores on the below select dates:
-Jaguars on Saturday, October 10
-Elephants on Sunday, October 11
-Black bear on Saturday, October 17
-Tiger on Sunday, October 18
-Snow leopards on Saturday, October 24
-Komodo dragons on Sunday, October 25
On Halloween, Saturday, October 31, guests can celebrate the one-year birthday of Rosie, the Zoo’s near-legendary baby hippo, with activities to be announced. 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.
Kids of all ages and adults are invited to dress in costumes to truly get into the Halloween spirit! Boil, boil, toil and trouble at the LA Zoo!
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