Boo at the Zoo!

Visit Oakland Zoo for our annual Halloween event, Boo at the Zoo! Stroll the Zoo in costume and collect yummy treats.

Ride the spooky boo train and join the costume parade. Plus, get your face painted, make treats for the animals, and see how the animals at Oakland Zoo celebrate Halloween.

Kids in costumes receive a free ride ticket!

Bay Area Science Festival Teams Up with Oakland Zoo

For the second year in a row, the Bay Area Science Festival has helped make this Halloween event a science-themed weekend - featuring a scavenger hunt-style trick or treating adventure, a costume parade, up-close animal encounters, spooky interactive stations, and a Wildlife Theater presentation focused on creepy crawly animals.

Child friendly activities will take place throughout the Zoo, including a treat table where families can create Halloween goodies for the Zoo’s animals.

Boo at the Zoo is a day-time opportunity for families to bring out their noble Ninja Turtles, tiny Tinker Bells, precious Princesses, and spectacular Superheroes to an outdoor adventure filled with spooktackular fun. Enjoy delicious treats from our sponsors - see the full list below.

Boo at the Zoo’s Daily Details:

  • October 25 & 26, 2014 from 10:00am to 3:00pm
  • Trick or Treat stations: search for clues in the scavenger hunt and collect yummy treats
  • Kids in costumes (ages 2-14) receive a free ride ticket
  • Costume parade at 11:00am and 1:00pm with the Zoo’s mascot, Roosevelt
  • Wildlife Theater Animal Encounters at 11:20am and 1:20pm
  • Science stations will feature “Zoombie” animals, monster myths, and sensory skills- touch the foods zoo animals like to eat
  • Craft Halloween creations for Zoo animals
  • Get batty with festive face painting
  • Meet the Oakland Fire Department - see their Fire Truck up close!
  • Learn about our Felidae Conservation Fund and our Bay Area Puma Project Conservation Programs at our presentation tables on Sunday, October 26
  • This event is included with regular Zoo admission


See a photo slideshow from previous “Boo at the Zoo” events!




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