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Boo at the Zoo Returns to Bronx Zoo This Fall

by Mary Melnick

Sep 1, 2023

© The Bronx Zoo

Destinations / North America

Fall under autumn’s spell and head to Bronx Zoo as Boo at the Zoo returns for another year of fun for family travelers.


On Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 30–Oct. 29, Boo at the Zoo offers families the chance to enjoy Halloween festivities and see animals from all over the world. This family-friendly experience includes exhibits and traditional favorites throughout the park, including professional pumpkin carving demonstrations and displays, magic and mind reading shows, and the spooky extinct animal graveyard. Marvel at animal-themed costumed stilt walkers and Halloween animal puppets headlining the parade each day, and catch Wildlife Theater performances in Asia Plaza.



© The Bronx Zoo


“Boo at the Zoo has always been a magical time where families come together to create lifelong memories,” said Rachel Libretti, director of event programming and rides, Bronx Zoo. “Some attractions, like our wonderful magician David Levitan, have been staples of Boo at the Zoo so long that the event has become multi-generational. This year we’re excited to offer new and enchanting features to keep the tradition fresh.”


Returning attractions include the costume parade, Halloween crafts, magic and mind reading, pumpkin carving, Wildlife Theater, Boo playground, endangered species graveyard, pumpkin trail and the trick-or-truth trail.



© The Bronx Zoo

New attractions this year include Bones Tells Us Stories: Animal Skeleton exhibit, where visitors can discover the fascinating features of skeletons from a collection of animal species you might see at the zoo at Grizzly Corner. There’s also Spooky Stories to tickle your spine, where you can listen to folktales from around the world featuring animals living at the zoo.


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