Boo at the LA Zoo

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with the L.A Zoo for their annual BOO AT THE L.A. ZOO event. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

This is our second year attending this event and the littles couldn't wait to check it out again this year.

This annual event, sponsored by 99 Cents Only Stores, is back to fill every day in October with Fang-tastic activities that my kids loved.

Check out our fun-filled day at the Zoo.

We were able to get up close and personal with some of the Zoo’s scaly, slithery creatures at “Animals and You” encounters, with tarantulas, scorpions, snakes and more at 10:45 and 11:45 a.m. daily, plus an extra show at 12:45 p.m. on weekends.

Full disclosure: I am not the slithery sort so I smiled my way through it watching my littles touch everything they could, at a safe distance.

We were then treated to more halloween fun by exploring spooky caves and a corn stalk maze.

The kids enjoyed watching the pros pumpkin carve, and other family fun including a “Disney Activity Station” and costume character meet-and-greets with PJ Masks and Peppa Pig on select weekends.

Other daily activities include a corn stalk maze filled with hair-raising Halloween scenes, among them a haunted barn, and a “freaky frame” photo op. 


On the weekends of Saturday and Sunday, October 22-23 and 29-30, the Zoo partners with Disney to add activities and giveaways previewing the upcoming release of the animated film Moana. Stations from KIND Healthy Snacks, the L.A. Federal Credit Union, and ScholarShare add to the Halloween happenings throughout the month. BOO AT THE L.A. ZOO’s Halloween bash concludes on Saturday and Sunday, October 29-30 with traditional trick-or-treat stations throughout the grounds and special costume character meet-and-greets with PJ Masks and Peppa Pig.


The kids and I loved the special animal feedings. There were brushes all around us so the kids each grabbed one and brushed the animals.
It started to warm up so we hit the “Musical Monster Mash-Up” puppet show (a costumes-encouraged dance party) followed by a boo-tiful Halloween themed crafts area.
We enjoyed our day. We definitely recommend Boo at the LA Zoo. We loved hanging out as a family. One of our favorite parts of the day was when we competed as a family against other teams of families. We won a game where we answered silly questions and had to work together as a team.
Hurry and check it out before it's all over!
Here's the info: 

October 1 through 31, 2016
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Admission to the Los Angeles Zoo is $20 for general admission (ages 13 to 61); $17 for seniors (ages 62+), and $15 for children (ages 2 to 12). No ticket is required for children under 2. Admission for Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association members is free. The Los Angeles Zoo is located at 5333 Zoo Drive in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways. Free parking is available. For additional information about Boo At The Zoo, call (323) 644-6001 or visit For general information about the Zoo, call (323) 644-4200.

Activities at BOO AT THE L.A. ZOO, which is sponsored by 99 Cents Only Stores, are free with paid Zoo admission. Check for details and daily schedules.

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