8. Boo at the Zoo returns to the Bronx Zoo

Bronx Zoo sign
The Bronx Zoo will host its annual family-friendly Boo at the Zoo event.

Boo at the Zoo, the Bronx Zoo’s annual family-friendly Halloween tradition, returned every Saturday and Sunday during October. As you walk through the zoo, you’ll pass by an array of eerie Halloween decorations with animal-themed stilt walkers and live music along the way.

Activities for Boo At The Zoo include magic and mind reading at the Grizzly Corner every 30 minutes, a candy trail along Mouse House Lawn, and a pumpkin trail at the Butterfly Patio, Visitors can also watch expert artists create giant animals out of pumpkins at the Giraffe Corner from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with speed carving demonstrations at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. At Astor Court, visitors can enjoy a costume parade, extinct animal graveyard, spider maze, and the Wildlife Witch’s Super Scary Halloween Show featuring bat, vulture, owl, and snake puppets. Tickets to the Bronx Zoo are required for entrance and can be purchased online. 50% will be taken off the price of a child’s ticket when kids ages 3-12 wear a costume to the zoo.