The Philadelphia Zoo‘s annual Halloween pageant is back this spooky season and will once again offer plenty of treats.
Gather your ghost and goblins and enjoy festive fall offerings, educational children’s activities, seasonal decor and photo opportunities, while discovering the zoo’s 42-acre gardens.
“The fall season at the Zoo is more than special,” Amy Shearer, director of marketing and experience at the Philadelphia Zoo, said in a statement. “Animals are on the move in the crisp fall air, the leaves on our campus are turning golden and scarlet, and all the kids are enjoying all of Boo’s Halloween fun at the zoo. If you want to be surprised and Enraptured in an extraordinary location, the Philadelphia Zoo is the place to go this fall – it’s where people come to make memories.
Enjoy wild weekends of Halloween fun with the family as Boo at the Zoo takes over the Philadelphia Zoo. Come dressed in your favorite costume and parade to the Great Pumpkin Wall. (Bring your own bag for the zoo tour.) The annual Not-So-Scary Extinction Cemetery will feature extinct animals and animals the zoo is trying to save from extinction. Fall food and beverage specials will include hot apple cider, sweets and candies.
Treat lovers can also stop by the Giraffe Encounter and meet the incredible herd of giraffes, where guests can feed Stella, Abby or Bea (for an additional $6) and come face-to-face with residents the largest in the zoo. Giraffe encounter hours are 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
On the African plains, visitors can visit the majestic Ankole cattle, new to the zoo this year. Ankole cattle are a domestic breed of cattle originating in Uganda with horns reaching 37 to 40 inches long and up to 8 feet wide.
After that, visitors can explore the wonders of wildlife in Habitat Hollow, a new gaming experience. Discover different habitats by experiencing them first-hand, whether it’s climbing a giant spider’s web, perching in a nest, digging in a sand trap, etc. You can play alongside our animal ambassadors like Sandi the sand boa, Rocky the box turtle and Wesley the Velveteen lop rabbit.
Boo at the Zoo takes place October 22, 23, 29, and 30, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Admission to the zoo is $24 for adults (12 and older), $19 for children (2 11 years old) and free. for children under two years old. Admission for Boo to the Zoo is free with the regular admission price. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit www.PhiladelphiaZoo.org.