Boo at the Zoo


11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Bring your family to Boo at the Zoo on October 25 and 26 for some festive and safe Halloween fun! Roam the Zoo in search of candy, see special animal enrichment, create take-home crafts, watch live entertainment, take your picture with Casper the Friendly Ghost, and much more. 

Activities include:

  • NEW! Stop in to see the Nature Connects LEGO bricks exhibit inside the Pachyderm Building
  • Locate candy treat stations throughout the Zoo
  • Peek at some creepy animals on a “Spooky Specimens” Wild Walk! Register for either day through our calendar page
  • Marvel at the magic shows
  • Create Halloween crafts
  • Enjoy the Pumpkin Stomp & Chomp: Watch the animals enjoy tasty holiday-themed treats and wellness activities
  • Brave the Haunted Nature Trail
  • Have a Creepy Crawly Critter Adventure at the Insect Zoo
  • Blow off some steam in Castle-Themed Bounce Houses on the Playfield Lawn
  • Watch the puppet shows

    All activities are free with paid San Francisco Zoo admission. 
    Kids wearing costumes* get $1 off admission. Don't forget, Members get in free every day. For questions, please call 415-753-7080, or email Danny Latham at
    * Please note that the Zoo requests that trick-or-treaters not wear rubber masks as they may frighten the animals.

Pumpkin Stomp & Chomp Schedule

10:15 Red panda 

11:00 Ground hornbill 

11:00 Chimpanzees, North Grotto 

11:30 Grizzly bears

11:30 Black rhino 

11:45 Coati 

12:00 Great hornbill  

12:00 Lemurs 

12:30 Francois langurs

12:45 Meerkat 

1:00 Lion House 

2:15 Asian rhino 

2:30 Snow leopard

3:00 Red-rumped agouti