Boo at the Zoo


Presented by Grocery Outlet Bargain Market

NOW October 19, 20, 26 and 27
11 am to 4 pm

Bring your family to Boo at the Zoo for incredible thrills and chills! Roam the Zoo in search of candy, see special animal enrichment, create take-home crafts, take your picture with Casper the Friendly Ghost and much more.

Activities include:

  • NEW! Stop in to see the Big Bugs: Outside the Box exhibit inside the Pachyderm Building. Come see how these enormous models turn the tables on how we see bugs 
  • Candy Treat Stations located throughout the Zoo: Nature Trail, Giraffe Barn, Greenie's Conservation Corner, Hippo, Grizzly Gulch, Australian Walkabout
  • Make-a-Memory take-home crafts
  • Pumpkin Stomp & Chomp: Watch the animals enjoy tasty holiday-themed treats and wellness activities

    Saturday Schedule
    11 am, Lion House
    11:30 am, Grizzly Bears
    12 pm, Coati (inside the Children’s Zoo)
    1 pm, Ground Hornbill
    2 pm, Asian rhino
    2:30 pm, Lemurs
    3 pm, Lion House

    Sunday Schedule
    11 am, Lion House
    11:30 am, Grizzly Bears
    12 pm, Komodo Alley
    1 pm, Giant Anteater
    2 pm, Hippotamus
    2:30 pm, Chimpanzees
    3 pm, Lion House

  • Haunted Nature Trail (Oct. 26 and 27 only)
    • From 11 am to 4 pm, get up close and personal with snakes, owls and a number of other spooky animals
    • Plus, don’t miss the Creepy Crawly Critter Adventures at the Insect Zoo
  • Mini-shows and photo opportunities with Casper the Friendly Ghost: 11:00 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm
All activities are free with paid San Francisco Zoo admission. Kids wearing costumes get $1 off admission. Members get in free every day. Join today.

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.