Family Sundown SPOOKfari

Grab your tent, bring your family, and get ready for an eerie overnight experience. Take a Trick-or-treat night tour through the Children’s Zoo. Make Jack-o-Lantern enrichment treats for the animals, and meet live, creepy, crawly animals up close! Before bedtime participate in a petrifying puppet show with Jungle Joe followed by some Ghost S'mores to finish the night. Wake-up in the morning (if you dared to fall asleep) to the sounds of animals and a hot breakfast. Watch the animals enjoy the pumpkins you worked on and stay the rest of the day for our Boo at the Zoo festivities!

Date and Time

Time: Saturday, October 29th 5:00pm to 10:00am (the following morning).

Cost and Fees

Program Fee: $75.00 per person for members / $85.00 per person for non-members; $70 per person for members if registering 5 or more / $80 per person for non-members if registering 5 or more Parking is FREE with this event.


Maddie's Center for Science and Environmental Education. Please park in the Lower Parking Lot and proceed up the ramp to the Lower Entrance.


Pre-Registration is required. To make a reservation download the Family Sundown SPOOKfari Registration Form. Submit a completed copy via email or fax to (510) 729-7324 at least 2 weeks in advance.


Contact: Education Reservations
Phone: (510) 632-9525 x220

Additional Program Information
  • Group Size: 40 maximum
  • Appropriate for ages 4 and older on the Oakland Zoo Spook-o-meter
  • Zoo admission is included for the day after your overnight. One adult chaperone is required for every family.


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