Boo at the Zoo: Oakland Zoo

Sat. 10/26 and Sun. 10/27: Boo at the Zoo (Oakland Zoo!)

Oakland, CA…On October 26 & 27, Oakland Zoo and Bay Area Science Festival are teaming up to host Boo at the Zoo. This is a Halloween and science themed weekend featuring trick or treating for kids, 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. Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is the official chocolate sponsor of Boo at the Zoo – offering sweet samples throughout the park. Boo at the Zoo is from 10:00am – 3:00pm, with the costume parade taking place at 11:00am & 1:00pm. Admission prices are $11.75 for children/seniors and $15.75 for adults. Parking is $8.00 per car. Boo at the Zoo activities are included with general admission.

Boo at the Zoo’s Daily Details:
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 11:30am and 12:15pm.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. Meet the Oakland Fire Department.Meet the Oakland Police Department. Get batty with festive face painting.

Sponsors of Boo at the Zoo Include:
Annabelle Candy Co. American Licorice CompanyBay Area Science FestivalClif Bar & Company Ghirardelli Chocolate CompanyGoGo SqueezGreen HalloweenHonest TeaKOFY TVKPIX – 5/CWLARABAROakland Fire DepartmentParents’ Press Plum Organics SafewaySysco

Activities, Trick or Treat booths at various Animal locations, it's a Halloween experience with Zoo Animals (event included with admission). 10-3 pm
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.

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  • Maya N. B.

    Is the group going both days or just Saturday? I think we can only make it on Sunday but I would love to see everyone.

    1 · October 26, 2013

    • Maya N. B.

      We r going tomorrow. Let me know if u make it.

      October 26, 2013

    • Hilarie H.

      Hi maya: sorry have to go in earlier to camp blackhawk to set up so can't make it to both today! Have a great time, hope to see u at our next event!

      October 27, 2013

  • sequoia

    I'm going today with Isis!

    October 26, 2013

  • Jen

    Gonna try to make this one!!

    October 5, 2013

    • Jen

      Going : ))

      October 26, 2013

  • Huong Cam N.

    We will try for the Sunday one!

    October 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I think Sunday would work for us too. Do you know if this event is free for zoo members? Or what the cost is, in case it's not??

    October 4, 2013

    • Hilarie H.

      Hi Xela: It is free for zoo members and if u are not a member, it is included in with admission that day :)

      1 · October 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ok, great! Hopefully we'll see you there on Sunday, the 27th then!

      1 · October 5, 2013

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