Boo at the Zoo 2017


Dress up in costume for one of San Francisco Zoo & Garden’s most popular family Halloween events, “Boo at the Zoo”, on Saturday and Sunday, October 28 & 29!  Trick-or-treat at multiple stations throughout the Zoo and watch animals gobble up gourds and enjoy Halloween-themed enrichment treats during the Pumpkin Stomp & Chomp. Dress up in costume and head to the Patas Lawn at 11:00 am to participate and watch the Costume Parade and Contest with judges choosing winners in several different categories, including Best Animal Costume, Best Family and Most Original.   Brave the Haunted Nature Trail, decorated especially for the occasion with not-so-scary ghosts, goblins and more!  Have a creepy, crawly critter adventure at the Insect Zoo, teaming with more than a thousand multi-legged bugs. Support the Zoo’s efforts to reduce waste by bringing your own trick-or-treat bag from home!

Pumpkin Stomp and Chomp Schedule

Saturday (10/28)                                                            Sunday (10/29)

10:30    Grizzly Bears                                                      11:30 Black Bears
11:00     Wolverines                                                         12:00 Snow leopard
12:00    Coati                                                                    2:00 Mandrill
1:00       Great hornbill                                                   2:30 Big Cats (inside)
2: 00     Mandrill                                                              3:00 Chimps
2:20      Lemurs                                                                3:30 Otters
2:30      Big Cats (inside)                                                 3:30 Black Rhino
3:00      Hippo                                                                      

All activities are free with paid admission to San Francisco Zoo & Gardens.
*Masks are not permitted

The last weekend of October is also the final opportunity to catch “ZOOtoberFest” with entertainment for all ages.  Located near the Lion Fountain, “Harvest Hallow” houses San Francisco’s largest Hay Maze, a 5,000-square-foot structure built with 600 bales of straw!  There’s ample seating, pumpkins, and festive fall décor for a family photo op The “Zoo Brew Haus” at The Depot Grill is pouring a great selection of specialty beers in a keepsake mug.  Choose from a full menu of German-inspired dishes, like beer-braised bratwurst with Guinness mustard and Sauerkraut!  During lunch, dine to the upbeat sounds of a live band playing traditional European polka music. You might even want to get up and dance!  Grab a seat and stay for three musical performances from 12:00 am to 3:00 pm.