Annual month of spooky fun set for October.

Zoo Says BOO!

“Boo at the L.A. Zoo” fun takes place October 1-27 at the Los Angeles Zoo. Jack-o-lantern-carving demonstrations, strolling characters, entertainment and up-close encounters with “crawly” insects and reptiles are just some of the Halloween family adventures for visitors. Trick-or-treating will take place the weekends of Oct. 19-20 and 26-27.

A Halloween “spooky stroll” and mystery maze will be featured, while weekends include a puppet show, a science show, pumpkin carving, animal feedings, up-close encounters with some of the Zoo’s smaller residents and other family adventures. Programming is subject to change.

A special “Boo” Creature Campout is offered Oct. 26-27 with themed activities, ghost stories and family activities (did we mention the Zoo is haunted?); additional fees required.

Check for daily activities, which are free with paid Zoo admission. Zoo admission is $22 for general admission (ages 13 to 61); $19 for seniors (ages 62+); and $17 for children (ages 2 to 12). No ticket is required for children under two. Admission for Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association members is free.

The Los Angeles Zoo is in Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways. 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027. Free parking is available. For additional information, contact (323) 644-4200 or visit